Genetic Parameters Estimates Associated to Conversion of Nicotine to Nornicotine in Burley Tobacco

Abstract

Nicotine represents the predominant alkaloid in cultivated tobacco. In burley varieties, during senescence and curing of leaves, nicotine can be converted to nornicotine, which is highly undesirable because of its relationship with the tobacco specific nitrosamines formation. Thus, an alternative for producing varieties with low or null nornicotine content… (More)

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