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Total Phenolic Concentration and Browning Susceptibility in a Collection of Different Varietal Types and Hybrids of Eggplant: Implications for Breeding for Higher Nutritional Quality and Reduced
Phenolic compounds have numerous beneficial effects on human health. In consequence, the development of new varieties with higher content of phenolics is of interest for the improvement of the
HS-SPME comparative analysis of genotypic diversity in the volatile fraction and aroma-contributing compounds of Capsicum fruits from the annuum-chinense-frutescens complex.
The sniffing test revealed that the diversity of aromas found among the studied cultivars is due to qualitative and quantitative differences of, at least, 23 odor-contributing volatiles (OCVs).
Breeding and Domesticating Crops Adapted to Drought and Salinity: A New Paradigm for Increasing Food Production
The development of crops tolerant to drought and salt stress is proposed and the domestication of new halophilic crops are proposed to create a ‘saline agriculture’ which will not compete in terms of resources with conventional agriculture.
Introgressiomics: a new approach for using crop wild relatives in breeding for adaptation to climate change
It is hoped that the proposed introgressiomics approach will contribute to the development of a new generation of cultivars with dramatically improved yield and performance that may allow coping with the environmental changes caused by climate change while at the same time contributing to a more efficient and sustainable agriculture.
Carotenoid composition and vitamin A value in ají (Capsicum baccatum L.) and rocoto (C. pubescens R. & P.), 2 pepper species from the Andean region.
The carotenoid patterns of fully ripe fruits from 12 Bolivian accessions of the Andean peppers Capsicum baccatum and C. pubescens were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-photodiode array detector (PDA)-mass spectrometry (MS) and vitamin A contribution was studied.
Performance of Hybrids Between Local Varieties of Eggplant (Solanum melongena) and its Relation to the Mean of Parents and to Morphological and Genetic Distances among Parents
Results show that, in open field cultivation, eggplant hybrids obtained using germplasm accessions as parents could be competitive in yield with commercial hybrids and could contribute to increase the diversity of fruit types of current hybrid cultivars.
Successful Wide Hybridization and Introgression Breeding in a Diverse Set of Common Peppers (Capsicum annuum) Using Different Cultivated Ají (C. baccatum) Accessions as Donor Parents
A comparative study of two wide hybridization approaches for introgressing C. baccatum genes into C. annuum combined with in vitro embryo rescue (ER) provides breeders with useful practical information for the regular utilization of the C. Baccatum gene pool in C. Annuum breeding.
Variation for bioactive compounds in ají (Capsicum baccatum L.) and rocoto (C. pubescens R. & P.) and implications for breeding
The results show that in both growing conditions C. baccatum presents a considerable variation for most of the traits studied, with several accessions having similar or higher levels than C. annuum for the compounds studied, which indicates that C.baccatum is an important source of antioxidant compounds with nutritional value.