Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Cultivation technologies: 1. Management of seabuckthorn (Hippophae ssp.) diseases with organics in Lahaul Valley: a dry temperate zone of Himachal Pradesh/Pardeep Kumar. 2. Pollination biology in Hippophae rhamnoides L. growing in cold desert of Ladakh Himalayas/Amjad Ali, Veenu Kaul and Sonam Tamchos. 3. Frankia Nodulation study on Hippophae salicifolia in riverine and non-riverine areas of Lachen Valley in North Sikkim/Bharat C. Basistha, Sushen Pradhan and Prena Pradhan. 4. Simulation of vibration harvesting mechanism for seabuckthorn/Longsheng Fu, Jun Peng, Qiang Nan, Dongjian He and Yongjie Cui. II. Genetic diversity and improvement: 5. Selection of high yielding land races of seabuckthorn from wild seedling population of Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh, India/R.K. Rana, Ashok Singh, Y.S. Dhaliwal and Virendra Singh. 6. Development of microsatellite markers in seabuckthorn/Ankit Jain, Rajesh Ghangal, Saurabh Chaudhary, Ram Singh Purty and Prakash Chand Sharma. 7. Intrataxon variation in the internal transcribed spacer sequences of nuclear/Ribosomal DNA in the Hippophae L./Sapna Jain, Apekshita Singh, Manju Chaudhary, Virendra Singh and S.N. Raina. 8. An overview of seabuckthorn genomics research at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Unviersity, New Delhi, India/P.C. Sharma, Saurabh Chaudhary and Ankit Jain. 9. Genetic variation in growth characteristics of Hippophae rhamnoides L. grown in controlled conditions/Natalia Demiidova, Gosta Eriksson and Kenneth Lundkvist. 10. A study on the geographical variations of features of the Hippophae rhamnoides L.ssp mongolica Rousi in Mongolia/Ts. Enkhtuul and Ts. Tsendeekhuu. 11. Improvement of seabuckthorn at AAFC in Canada/Parul Jain, Isobel A.P. Parkin, Raju Y. Soolanayakanahally and William R. Schroeder. 12. DNA quality and quantity of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) subspecies in Iran and China/Hamid Ahani, Hamid Jalilvand, Jamil Vaezi, Seyed Ehsan Sadati, Dongrui Jia, Xiao Tao Bal and Hadi Bagheri. 13. Introduction research of Hippophae rhamnoides L. in Belarus/I. Garanovuch and T. Shpitalnaya. 14. Distribution and genetic resource study result of Mongolian natural wild seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.)/D. Oyungerel, U. Juuperelmaaa, Ts. Alimdariya, G. Bayaraa, S. Battumur, G. Altangoo, D. Nasanjargal, Ts. Tsendeekhuu and K. Otgonbileg. III. Phytpchemistry and biochemistry: 15. Seabuckthorn : a rich source of bioactive tocopherols and tocotrienols/Debabrata Acharya, Pranita Joshi, Chamarthi K. Srikanth, Vishal Menon and Jose Paul. 16. Physico-chemical characterization of pulp and seed oils of seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. Don) from Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, North-Eastern India/Chitta Ranjan Barik, L. Sahoo and Vaibhav V. Goud. 17. Molecular characterizations and bioactivities of isolated seabuckthorn constituents/Chinchu Bose, Virendra Singh, Walter Schrenk and Asoke Banerji. 18. Chemo profiling of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) byproducts/C. Varshneya and Arti Ghabru. 19. Comparison of biochemical properties of seabuckthorn varieties of different origins/Jorg-Thomas Morsel, Yury A. Zubarev and Margarita Sordonova. 20. Essential quality components in seabuckthorn )Hippophae rhamnoides) berries of different genetic backgrounds in China/He Li, Cheng-jiang Ruan, Rui Chen, Li Wang, Jian Ding and Xing-Jun Tian. 21. Dynamic study of some bioactive compounds of seabuckthorn berries/S. Bayaraa, B. Battulga, S. Binderya, E. Narmandakh, A. Bayanmunkh, L. Lkhagva and L. Khurelbatar. 22. Glyceride composition of seabuckthorn oil of Altai territory in Russia/Nathalia V. Goremyikina, Alexander L. Vereschagin, Yuriy A. Koshelev and Nikolai S. Pershian. 23. Metabolic profiles of berry quality in seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) using untargeted GC-MS approach/Cheng-Jiang Ruan, Hai guo, J. Wei Li, Ian Ding, He Li, Lo Wang, Gui-Jiao Ding and Yue Zhao. 24. Production and standardizing polyphenols of seabuckthorn/O.P. Sheichenko, V.I. Sheichenko and O.N. Tolkachev. 25. Effect of Dehulling on chemical composition of seabuckthorn seed and its main constituents/I. Van Ulardt, B. Niemeijer, R. Valbuena and A. Wahling. 26. Commercially viable and biochemically valuable seabuckthorn cultivars in Estonia/Toivo Univer, Neeme Univer and Krista Tiirmaa. 27. Dynamics of oil content in dry-pulp of seabuckthorn berries in half-sib family and different berry ripe period/Yue Zhao, Cheng-Jiang Ruan, Yang Li, Gui-Jiao Ding and Kimmo Rumpunen. 28. HPTLC Characterization of phytoconstituents in seabuckthorn leaves: a comparative study of different species/Jigni Mishra, Rakhee, Priyanka Sharma, Rajkumar Tulswani, Virendra Singh and Kshipra Misra. .....IV. Medical research. V. Processing technologies. VI. Environmental conservation. VII. Animal husbandry.
Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) is a multipurpose shrub or small tree, which grows widely in high altitude cold regions of Asia (Indian Himalayas and China), Europe. It has also been introduced in North America and South America. The plant has potential in food, cosmetics and health protection and environmental conservation. This fifth volume of the book entitled “Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.)-A Multipurpose Wonder Plant” has 67 excellent papers, including cases studies and some reviews by experts from several countries like India, Russia, China, Canada, Finland, Romania, Mongolia and Germany.
The book comprises of 7 sections, dealing with studies and technologies on various aspects of seabuckthorn. The first section on “Cultivation Technologies” has 4 papers, which deal with diseases management, pollination biology, nitrogen fixation and harvesting technology of seabuckthorn. The second section on “Genetic diversity and Improvement” has 10 papers and deals with genetic diversity and improvement and molecular biology of seabuckthorn. The third section on “Chemistry and Biochemistry” has 14 papers and deals with chemistry and biochemistry of seabuckthorn, comprising bioactive compounds like vitamins, fatty acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, fatty acids, amino acids and their dynamics in seabuckthorn fruit and leaves. The fourth section on “Medical Research” has 21 papers, which deals with the studies on the experimental and clinical trials conducted on the efficacy of seabuckthorn oil and leaf extracts and preparations for protection and treatment of health disorders like gastric ulcer, wound healing, radiation damages, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, skin problems. The fifth section on “Processing Technologies” has 12 papers, which deals with the processing and storage technologies of seabuckthorn products. The sixth section on “Environmental Conservation” has 3 papers and deals with the application of seabuckthorn technologies for the improvement of soil properties, environmental conservation and control of soil erosion. The seventh section on “Animal Husbandry” has 3 papers and deals with studies and technologies for the production of animal and poultry feed. The book will prove very useful to the seabuckthorn researchers, students, environmentalists, food, herbal medicine, cosmetic, animal and poultry industries, policy makers and all those interesting in knowing more about this multipurpose wonder plant and harnessing its nutritional, health, economic and ecological potential. (jacket)