IV International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae

The horticulturally important Myrtaceae genera which produce edible fruits are Psidium, Eugenia, Syzygium, Feijoa, Campomanesia, Myricaria, etc. Psidium guajava (common guava) is the most important among all the edible Myrtaceae fruits and is now a commercial crop of nearly 100 countries of the world. The other important fruits in these genera are Feijoa and Syzygium which are commercially grown in some countries. Alternatively, Leptospermum and Kunzea produce commercial important honey’s. The International Society for Horticultural Science is organizing the 4th International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae at Cairns, Australia from 20-25 November 2016. Previous symposia hosted in India, Mexico and Brazil provideda platform for interaction by academia, researchers, extension and industry specialists who will present their latest results and deliberate on a number of challenges facing Guava and other Myrtaceae crops.


  1. Myrtaceae genetic resources and biodiversity
  2. Myrtaceae plant breeding and varietal improvement
  3. Myrtaceae crop management for productivity
  4. Myrtaceae pests, diseases and nematodes
  5. Myrtaceae postharvest management and processing


Sisir MitraProfessor Sisir Mitra

Professor Sisir Mitra is a scientist of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. He has spent his scientific career researching tropical and subtropical fruits and is an internationally recognized specialist on litchi, guava and mango. Read more.

Professor Sisir Mitra
B-12/48, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal 741235 India

Image of Dr. Andrew EastDr. Andrew East

is a postharvest engineer and senior lecturer at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. One of his research interests is extending the storage life and creating maturity grading systems for feijoa (Acca sellowiana) for the purposes of assisting development of a viable export industry from New Zealand. In this quest he has supervised 2 PhD, 1 Masters and 3 honours student projects on various aspects of postharvest feijoa research, that have led to 8 published papers to date. His other research interests include kiwifruit, ethylene, mathematical modelling, cool chain analysis and packaging design for fresh produce.

International Scientific Committee

  • Dr.Felipe Sanchez Teyer, CICY, Meridia, Mexico. Email:
  • Dr.Lisa Keith, USDA-ARS, Hilo, USA. Email:
  • Dr.Frederic Normand, CIRAD, Reunion. Email:
  • Dr.Danilo Eudarado Rozana, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil. Email:
  • Dr.Asgar Ali Warsi, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia. Email:
  • Dr.S.Rajan, Dirctor, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, India. Email:
  • Dr.Wen-Li Lee, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Email:
  • Dr.Sukhvinder Pal (SP) Singh, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Gosford, Australia. Email:
  • Dr.Amin Bin Ismail, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Email:
  • Dr.H.M.S.Heenkenda, Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. Email:
  • Dr.S.Rupavatharam, ICRISAT, Hydrebad, India. Email: [email protected]


No. Title First Author
1 The curious case of the feijoa (Acca sellowiana) postharvest climacteric Dr. Andrew East
2 Assessment Of Variation For Physico-Chemical Properties In Elite Pakistani Guava Cultivars And Validation Using RAPD Fingerprinting Dr. Muhammad Usman
3 Guava cultivars of the world Prof. Dr. Sisir Kumar Mitra
4 Evaluation of guava selections for resistance against Nalanthamal psidii, the causal agent of guava wilt disease in South Africa Maritha Schoeman
5 Development of Genomic Tools to Advance Guava Selection with Resistance to Wilt Disease Anita Ms. Severn-Ellis
6 Araza: a proposal for an innovative, healthy snack Dr. Maria Soledad Hernandez
7 Advances in the Purple-Fruited Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.) Long-term Breeding Program in Hawai’i Dr. John L Griffis Jr.
9 Functional Properties of Feijoa Fruit Prof. Dr. Cassandro Amarante
10 Characterization of Dietary Attributes and Mineral Composition of Feijoa Fruit Prof. Dr. Cassandro Amarante
11 Potential and Production of Guava in India Prof. Dr. Jagtar Singh Bal
12 High Density Orcharding and Canopy Management in Guava Prof. Dr. Sisir Kumar Mitra
13 Resistance of Psidium hybrid to Meloidogyne enterolobii nematode and compatibility as rootstock of guava Dr. Carlos Antonio Fernandes Santos
14 GENETIC DISTANCE AMONG Psidium ACCESSIONS BASED ON Eucalyptus SNPs Dr. Carlos Antonio Fernandes Santos
15 Genetic resources of guava in the world Dr. M.R Dinesh
16 Post-harvest hot water treatment of guava (Psidium guajava L.) to enhances the shelf-life of fruit during low- temperature storage Dr. Bharati Killadi
17 Post Harvest Management And Value Addition Of Guava Dr. Neelima Garg
18 Integrated protocol for extraction of functional ingredients from pink pulp guava cv. `Lalit´ Dr. Neelima Garg
20 Techniques for Extending Shelf Life of Guava Fruits: A Review Dr. Karan Bir Singh Gill
1 Differentiation of the maturation and ripening internal visual grading scales for feijoa (Acca sellowiana) cultivars Dr. Andrew East
2 Relationship between Flesh Browning and the Activities of Polyphenol Oxidase, Peroxidase and Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase in Feijoa Fruit THALITA DAL TOE BENINCA
3 Treatment of Feijoa Fruit with a Carnauba-Based Wax Coating to Reduce Water Loss and Preserve Postharvest Quality THALITA DAL TOE BENINCA
4 Variability of Essential Oil in Genotypes of Psidium guajava Marcia Flores da S Ferreira
5 Karyotypic and molecular evidences of the tetraploidy of Psidium guineense Sw. (Myrtaceae) Marcia Flores da S Ferreira
7 Physiological quality of seeds from different guava genotypes Marcia Flores da S Ferreira
8 Resistance to Meloidogyne enterolobii of Psidium guajava L Marcia Flores da S Ferreira
9 Improvement Of Guava Cider Through Blending With Aonla Dr. Neelima Garg
10 Generation of linkage map and development of new hybrids for improved fruit colour in guava (Psidium guajava L.) Harjot Singh Sohi


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