The book contains the information on importance and scope of lesser known tropical and sub-tropical fruits which are otherwise very nutritive and useful for mankind. These crops are exposure either wild or naturalized at homestead level and needs to be promoted for commercial cultivation particularly in the problematic soils, waste lands and non-areable lands The information on nutritional value anti-oxidant properties, taxonomic positions, biodiversity, plant regeneration techniques, agronomy, morphology and post harvest handling, processing and value addition on 23 such tropical and sub-tropical fruits with the help of pictures, tables, sketches have been presented in this book.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Tomar, (email@example.com) is a PhD and M.Sc in Dairy Bacteriology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and is Presently Working Senior Scientist, Dairy Microbiology Division & Incharge Electron Microscopy Centre, National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal with an experience of 27 years of teaching and research in the related field. Dr. Tomar has been a recipient of UNDP Sr. Research Fellowship and New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship for his PhD and two year Post Doctoral Research Programmes respectively. He has been actively engaged in the area of bioprospecting native strains of lactic acid bacteria from indigenous dairy products and exploring them for their ability to produce functional biomolecules. He has authored more than 60 peer-review publications. He has guided 2 PhD and 4 M. Tech scholars and is presently engaged in supervising 3 PhDs and One M. Tech student. He is a Life member of a number of professional bodies.
Dr. Rameshwar Singh, (firstname.lastname@example.org) has obtained his Master’s degree from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and PhD from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar. Consequent up on his selection as a Scientist in Agricultural Research Services of ICAR, New Delhi, he worked at IVRI, Izatnagar for 17 years. Dr. Singh came to NDRI, Karnal in 1995 and is currently working as Head, Dairy Microbiology Division, Incharge, National Collection of Dairy Cultures and Registrar (Academics), NDRI Deemed University, Karnal. Dr. Singh has led a number of research projects to successful completion. He has guided 10 PhD scholars and 9 Masters Degree students for their dissertation. He has published over 100 papers in International & Indian Journals. Dr. Singh is member of different professional societies holding various offices from time to time. He has organized many conferences including three International Conferences, many workshops, summer schools and training programmes.