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Effects of culivation conditions for apples on growth rates of fruit fly larvae and contents of phenolics

Pedersen, Senior scientist Hanne Lindhard; Brandt, Senior scientist Kirsten; Nørbæk, Senior scientist Rikke and Ejlersen, A. (2003) Effects of culivation conditions for apples on growth rates of fruit fly larvae and contents of phenolics. Poster at: Levnedsmiddel kongres, April 2003.

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Summary

The different cultivation treatments significantly and systematically affected both rate of development of fruit fly larvae and contents of phenolic compounds, but not the total number of flies produced. This is in accordance with the hypothesis that cultivation methods can give large enough changes in composition of plant foods to affect physiological aspects important for health of consumers.
It indicates that further stusies should be made of the links between plant cultivation, plant composition and health, for example regarding the question of the nutritional value of organic versus conventional food.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Appels, fruit fly, phenolics, nitrogen
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.4 (OrganicHealth) Organic food and health - a multigeneration animal experiment
Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 2 (ORGAPP) Sustainable production systems for apples
Deposited By: Fjord, Miss Camilla
ID Code:1696
Deposited On:27 Oct 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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