Comparison of the phenolic contents and epigenetic and genetic variability of wild and cultivated watercress (Rorippa nasturtium var. aquaticum L.)

  title={Comparison of the phenolic contents and epigenetic and genetic variability of wild and cultivated watercress (Rorippa nasturtium var. aquaticum L.)},
  author={Marcela Ver{\'o}nica Guti{\'e}rrez-Vel{\'a}zquez and Norma Almaraz-Abarca and Yolanda Herrera-Arrieta and Jos{\'e} Antonio {\'A}vila-Reyes and Laura Silvia Gonz{\'a}lez-Valdez and Ren{\'e} Torres-Ricario and Jos{\'e} Natividad Uribe-Soto and Hugo Manuel Monreal-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Electronic Journal of Biotechnology},
Background: Epigenetic modifications are key factors modulating the expression of genes involved in the synthesis of phytochemicals. The knowledge of plant epigenetic and genetic variations can contribute to enhance the production of bioactive compounds. These issues have been little explored thus far in Rorippa nasturtium var. aquaticum L. (watercress), an edible and medicinal plant. The aim of the current study was to determine and compare the phenolic composition and epigenetic and genetic… Expand

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