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    • Biology of the papaya plant 

      Jiménez García, Víctor; Mora Newcomer, Eric; Gutiérrez Soto, Marco Vinicio (2014-01-01)
      The papaya plant (Carica papaya L.) has been described with a large variety of adjectives, which acknowledge the structural and functional complexity and the high phenotypic plasticity of this giant tropical herb (León ...
    • Challenges for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas: Costa Rica and its commitment to sustainability 

      Jiménez García, Víctor; Acuña Gutiérrez, Catalina; Agüero Vargas, Marilín; Alvarado Hernández, Alfredo; Ávila Agüero, María L.; Blanco Vega, Marialis; Dumani Echandi, Marcela; Esquivel Rodríguez, Patricia; Gatica Arias, Andrés Mauricio; Guevara Berger, Eric; Hernández Pridybailo, Andrés; Hernández Cordero, Raquel; Holst Sanjuán, Andrea; Madriz Morales, Karol; Mata Segreda, Julio Francisco; Quirós Madrigal, Olman; Radulovich Ramírez, Ricardo; Salas Chaves, Álvaro; Solórzano Cascante, Paúl (2017-11)
      As a small nation with high biodiversity and an extensive system of protected areas, Costa Rica will face particular challenges regarding food security over the next few years. Thus, whatever development model the country ...
    • Formas de deposición de carotenoides en alimentos vegetales y sus posibles implicaciones en su bioaccesibilidad y biodisponibilidad 

      Esquivel Rodríguez, Patricia; Chacón Ordóñez, Tania; Hempel, Judith; Schweiggert, Ralf M.; Carle, Reinhold; Jiménez García, Víctor (2017-11)
      En las plantas, los carotenoides son generalmente biosintetizados y depositados en diferentes tipos de plastidios. En tejidos vegetales verdes, los carotenoides se encuentran dentro de cloroplastos, los cuales tienen ...
    • Fruit Processing in Central America and Mexico 

      Velázquez Carrillo, Ana Carmela; Pérez Carvajal, Ana Mercedes; Prado Barragán, Lilia Arely (2016)
      The fruit production and processing in Central America and Mexico are discussed in this chapter, considering the volume of production, the competitiveness that this crops have in the region and world, and some sociocultural ...
    • Fuentes Minerales 

      Mata Arias, Lizbeth Lucía (2016-04)
      Este proyecto de la Vicerrectoria de Investigación de la Universidad de Costa Rica, dió inicio en el año 2012 y finaliza en el año 2016. Durante su ejecución se han analizado 27 tipos diferentes de materias primas minerales, ...
    • Identification of Phenolic and Carotenoid Compounds in Coffee (Coffea Arabica) Pulp, Peels and Mucilage by HPLC Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry 

      Viñas Meneses, María; Gruschwitz, Maike; Schweiggert, Ralf M.; Guevara Berger, Eric; Carle, Reinhold; Esquivel Rodríguez, Patricia; Jiménez García, Víctor (2013)
      Coffee pulp, peels, and mucilage are by-products accruing from wet coffee processing. Like coffee seeds, the se fruit tissues contain substantial amounts of polyphenols and other bioactives. In the present study, polyphenols ...
    • Papaya 

      Jiménez García, Víctor (2015-01-01)
      Papaya (Carica papaya) is a semiwoody, usually single-stemmed, herbaceous plant (Fig. 1). It originated along the Caribbean lowlands of Mesoamerica and is now extensively and exclusively distributed in tropical and subtropical ...
    • Sector agropecuario e indicadores de gestión ambiental en Costa Rica: perspectiva desde los resultados del Censo Agropecuario 2014 

      Zumbado Morales, Félix (2017-12)
      El autor realizó el proyecto en representación del Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible (ProDUS), de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). El trabajo se inició usando como referencia el enfoque de ...
    • Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) 

      Steinmacher, Douglas A.; Jiménez García, Víctor; Guerra, Miguel Pedro (2013)
      Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a member of the family Arecaceae and is the only palm species with fully domesticated populations in the Neotropics. It is a multi-purpose but underutilized species. Today, fruit ...
    • Somatic Embryogenesis in Peach-Palm (Bactris gasipaes) Using Different Explant Sources 

      Steinmacher, Douglas A.; Heringer, Angelo Schuabb; Jiménez García, Víctor; Quoirin, Marguerite Germaine Ghislaine; Guerra, Miguel Pedro (2016)
      Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a member of the family Arecaceae and is a multipurpose but underutilized species. Nowadays, fruit production for subsistence and local markets, and heart-of-palm production for local, ...
    • Vanilla protoplasts: isolation and electrofusion 

      Montero Carmona, Wayner; Jiménez García, Víctor (2015)
      The vanilla plant is an orchid mainly commercialized for the production of vanillin. This compound is considered the second largest natural flavoring source in the world. In recent years, ...