About this book
Application of advanced multidisciplinary research techniques has identified red beet as one of the super foods and a research model. This important book on red beet is the first comprehensive worldwide resource that encompasses biotechnological research advances made in the recent past. Documenting the scientific information on the current status and future outlook, the book is a valuable source of information for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs concerned with health foods, pharmaceuticals, and modern bio-techniques. This monumental compendium was contributed by a team of expert scientists from different parts of the world. The 16 chapters of the book are a saga of current research and future perspectives, with the introductory first chapter providing an overview from historical to current status of red beet with its vast applications, which is followed by chapters on betalains biosynthesis, their stability, and other physiological studies made using this plant as a model system. Other chapters deal with morphological, technological, molecular, biochemical, and chemical engineering aspects, culminating in techno-commercial aspects of research developments made in beets.
Dr. Bhagyalakshmi Neelwarne, a Senior Principal Scientist in the Plant Cell Biotechnology Department at the Central Food Technological Research Institute of India, is widely regarded for her expertise in Food Biotechnology, particularly in plant biotechnology.