Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) is a multipurpose shrub or small tree, which grows widely in cold regions of Asia, Europe and also introducted in North America and South America. The plant has potential in health food, cosmetics and health protection, and environmental conservation. This fourth volume in the series Seabuckthorn (Hippopphae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant has 50 excellent papers, including case studies and some reviews by experts from several countries.
The first section of the book on "Propagation and Cultivation" has 5 papers, which deal with propagation and management practices of seabuckthorn. The second section has 6 papers and deals with "Genetics and Breeding" of seabuckthorn. The third section has 5 papers and deals with "Molecular Biology and Biotechnology". The fourth section on "Physiology" has 2 papers. The fifth section "Chemistry and Biochemistry" has 7 papers, which deal with bioactive compounds. The sixth section on "Pharmacology" has 14 papers, which deal with the studies on the experimental and clinical trials on various diseases of skin, the cardiovascular system, diabetes, memory disorders, wounds etc. The seventh section has 3 papers and deals with "Process Technologies" for extraction of juice and oil, and development of their products. The eighth section on "Environmental Conservation" deals with the role of seabuckthorn in control of soil erosion and debris flow, and improvement of soil. The ninth section "Miscellaneous" has 5 papers, which deal with studies on animal feed, pest control, development of seabuckthorn fruit harvesters and morphology of seabuckthorn seeds and pollen.
Part- I : Propagation and Cultivation 3
Part- II : Genetics and Breeding 71
Part- III : Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 157
Part- IV : Physiology 227
Part- V : Chemistry and Biochemistry 251
Part- VI : Pharmacology 311
Part- VII : Processing Technologies 491
Part- VIII : Environmental Conservation 521
Part- IX : Miscellaneous 545