Light affects ascorbate content and ascorbate-related gene expression in tomato leaves more than in fruits

@article{Massot2011LightAA,
  title={Light affects ascorbate content and ascorbate-related gene expression in tomato leaves more than in fruits},
  author={Capucine Massot and Rebecca Stevens and Michel G{\'e}nard and J J Longuenesse and H. Gautier},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2011},
  volume={235},
  pages={153-163}
}
Little is known about the light regulation of vitamin C synthesis in fruits. In contrast, previous studies in leaves revealed that VTC2 (coding for GDP-l-galactose phosphorylase) was one of the key genes up-regulated by light in leaves. Our objective was to determine how the expression of ascorbate (AsA) synthesis genes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) was modified according to light irradiance in both leaves and fruits. Seven days of shading strongly decreased total ascorbate (reduced and… CONTINUE READING

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