Genome-wide association study unravels the genetic control of the apple volatilome and its interplay with fruit texture

@inproceedings{Farneti2017GenomewideAS,
  title={Genome-wide association study unravels the genetic control of the apple volatilome and its interplay with fruit texture},
  author={Brian Farneti and Mario Di Guardo and Iuliia Khomenko and Luca Cappellin and Franco Biasioli and Riccardo Velasco and Fabrizio Costa},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2017}
}
Fruit quality represents a fundamental factor guiding consumers' preferences. Among apple quality traits, volatile organic compounds and texture features play a major role. Proton Transfer Reaction-Time of Flight-Mass Spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS), coupled with an artificial chewing device, was used to profile the entire apple volatilome of 162 apple accessions, while the fruit texture was dissected with a TAXT-AED texture analyzer. The array of volatile compounds was classed into seven major… CONTINUE READING