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- Ronoh, Regina; Ekhuya, Noella A.; Linde, Marcus; Winkelmann, Traud; Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary; Dinssa, Fedadu Fufa; Debener, Thomas
- Journal of horticultural science & biotechnology 2018 v.93 no.2 pp. 113-121
- Brassica oleracea; Solanum; Spinacia oleracea; alpha-chaconine; cultivars; diploidy; farmers; genetic markers; genetic variation; genotype; glucosides; green leafy vegetables; hexaploidy; leaves; metabolites; nutritive value; plant breeding; seeds; self-pollination; solanine; tetraploidy; Sub-Saharan Africa
- ... African nightshades are becoming more important as leafy vegetables in sub-Saharan Africa. Previously considered as food for the poor, their cultivation is now being promoted, and some cultivars are commercialised; however, most farmers use self-produced seeds, leading to low and varying yields. Improvement through conventional breeding depends on the available genetic diversity, the possible bree ...
- De la Torre-Gonzalez, A.; Montesinos-Pereira, D.; Romero, L.; Blasco, B.; Ruiz, J. M.
- Journal of horticultural science & biotechnology 2018 v.93 no.3 pp. 279-288
- Brassica oleracea; alkaline soils; alkalinity; antioxidant activity; biochemical pathways; biomarkers; biomass; calcium; carbonate rocks; intensive farming; ions; leaves; magnesium; manganese; nutrient deficiencies; nutrients; photosynthesis; pigments; plant growth; potassium; proline; semiarid zones; sodium; sodium carbonate; superoxide anion; superoxide dismutase; toxicity; water hardness; Spain
- ... Alkaline stress is caused by accumulation of alkaline salts (such as NaHCO3 and Na2CO3) in the soil. This problem, common in arid and semiarid areas of Spain, results from intensive agriculture, the use of hard water, and cultivation in areas of calcareous rock. The present study examines plant metabolic responses against this stress in Brassica oleracea L. cv. Bronco in order to better understand ...