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Eggplant relatives as sources of variation for developing new rootstocks: Effects of grafting on eggplant yield and fruit apparent quality and composition
Grafting eggplant onto interspecific eggplant hybrids, especially on the SI × SM hybrid, has proved advantageous for eggplant production, as the high vigour and good compatibility of the rootstock with scion results in improved early and total yield without negative effects on apparent fruit quality or composition.
Comparison of eggplant landraces and commercial varieties for fruit content of phenolics, minerals, dry matter and protein
There is ample variation within eggplant for composition traits and this can be exploited for the selection of varieties with nutritionally improved characteristics, and several landraces with high nutritional quality are identified.
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
Characterization of composition traits related to organoleptic and functional quality for the differentiation, selection and enhancement of local varieties of tomato from different cultivar groups.
The multivariate principal components analysis confirms the distinct profile of the Cherry and Penjar groups and the large variation within groups of local tomato varieties with improved organoleptic properties and functional quality.
Characterization of a collection of local varieties of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) using conventional descriptors and the high-throughput phenomics tool Tomato Analyzer
Combined conventional and Tomato Analyzer descriptors in conjunction with PCA analysis are a powerful tool for characterization and classification of local tomato varieties, as well as for distinguishing between related cultivar groups.
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.
Diversity for chemical composition in a collection of different varietal types of tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.), an Andean exotic fruit.
It was found that sucrose and citric acid were the most important soluble sugar and organic acid, respectively, in tree tomato, and that tree tomato is a good source of K, Mg, and Cu.
Response to organic cultivation of heirloom Capsicum peppers: Variation in the level of bioactive compounds and effect of ripening
The large genotypic variation and favourable organic conditions allowed identifying several materials from different types and uses with very high levels of bioactive compounds for organic cultivation, in both ripening stages but particularly at fully ripe stage.
Determination of available nitrogen (nitric and ammoniacal) in soils by flow injection analysis
Une methode pour la determination de deux formes d'azote assimilable (nitrique et ammoniacal), extrait du sol par KCl, basee sur la technique d'analyse par injection dans le flux (FIA) avec une
Available N in the root area for citrus orchards fertilized with sulphur-coated-urea and ammonium nitro-sulphate
The leaching of N fertilizers in citrus causes important N losses, thus exerting a direct influence on the economy of citrus production, and may have negative consequences on the environment. The use