genus Capsicum


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Noun1.genus Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
Capsicum annuum conoides, cone pepper - plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
bell pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant - plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, cherry pepper - plant bearing small rounded usually pungent fruits
bird pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens baccatum - plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant - plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
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A COSII genetic map of the pepper genome provides a detailed picture of synteny with tomato and new insights into recent chromosome evolution in the genus Capsicum.
Unlike other members of the Solanaceae family, which have morphogenesis easily reproduced protocols, chillies and peppers of the genus Capsicum are recalcitrant to in vitro culturing.
The genus Capsicum is on often cross pollinated and natural cross pollination may go up to 50 per cent depending upon the extent of style exertion, time of dehiscence of anthers, wind direction and insect population (Murthy and Murthy, 1962; Hosmani, 1993).
Capsaicin from the genus Capsicum, is the active component of hot chili peppers.
These authors affirmed that such differences are frequent in the genus Capsicum, in which cytotypes differ mainly in karyotypic formula and chromosome size.
Patterns of genetic variation of the genus Capsicum (Solanaceae) in Mexico.
Specialists in various areas of biology offer a broad reference to commercial species in the genus Capsicum.
Citation Information Capsicum The Genus Capsicum Print ISBN: 978-0-415-29991-6 eBookISBN:978-0-203-38115-1.