Advances in improvement of quality and resistance in a multipurpose crop: sea buckthorn

  title={Advances in improvement of quality and resistance in a multipurpose crop: sea buckthorn},
  author={Chengjiang Ruan and Kimmo Rumpunen and Hilde Nybom},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biotechnology},
  pages={126 - 144}
Sea buckthorn is a berry crop with multiple uses. The berries are highly appreciated for their unique taste but are also very rich in bioactive compounds with powerful nutritional and medicinal values. In addition, the plants grow well under adverse conditions, and are often used to fight soil erosion. Utilization of sea buckthorn has therefore increased around the world but serious problems have, nevertheless, been encountered due to drought, salinity, diseases and insect pests. This review… 

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