Capsicum chinense

Genetic control of agronomically important traits of pepper fruits analyzed by Hayman´s partial diallel cross scheme

A. R. Schuelter, Pereira, G. M., Júnior, A. T. Amaral, Casali, V. W. D., Scapim, C. A., Barros, W. S., and Finger, F. L., Genetic control of agronomically important traits of pepper fruits analyzed by Hayman´s partial diallel cross scheme, vol. 9, pp. 113-127, 2010.

Pepper species of the genus Capsicum have been cultivated over centuries, producing both pungent and sweet fruit; the pungency is caused by alkaloids called capsaicinoids. Among the five cultivated species, Capsicum chinense is one of the most popular, being native to the Amazon basin. This species is characterized by a wide variety of fruit sizes, shapes and colors, with different capsaicinoid content. In addition, fruits are rich in vitamins A and C.

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