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- Bowman, Megan J.; Willis, David K.; Simon, Philipp W.
- Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 2014 v.139 no.1 pp. 63-68
- Daucus carota; biosynthesis; carotenoids; carrots; color; gene expression; genes; genotype; leaves; messenger RNA; mutation; nutrients; phytoene synthase; pigmentation; plant tissues; polymerase chain reaction; roots
- ... Carotenoids are isoprenoid compounds synthesized in plants which serve as photoprotectants and provide plant tissues with red, orange and yellow pigmentation. These compounds are important in human health, as they serve as both vitamin A precursors as well as having antioxidant properties. Carrot provides an important source of carotenoids in the human diet, providing up to 30% of pro-vitamin A in ...
- Ehlenfeldt, Mark K.; Polashock, James J.
- Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 2014 v.139 no.1 pp. 30
- DNA; Vaccinium corymbosum; Vaccinium padifolium; blueberries; cultivars; females; flow cytometry; flowering; fruiting; gene pool; hybrids; mechanical harvesting; ploidy; selfing; testing
- ... The primary gene pool of Vaccinium species used by blueberry breeders has traditionally been the North American Vaccinium species of Section Cyanococcus. Blueberries in commercial production represent three primary Vaccinium species and two ploidy levels. Significant use has been made of the secondary gene pool of Vaccinium, especially in the development of southern highbush cultivars. Section Hem ...