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Background information for breeding: High variation in vitamin C in Finnish currant and gooseberry collections

Hietaranta, Tarja; Karhu, Saila and Veteläinen, Merja (2010) Background information for breeding: High variation in vitamin C in Finnish currant and gooseberry collections. Paper at: Plant breeding and management for human nutrition - How we can produce more healthful crops and food products? NJF seminar 419, Forssa, Finland, 10-11 June 2010.

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Summary

Variation in the ascorbic acid content of berries was high. In blackcurrant measured
values varied 49−257 mg/100 mg. The highest values were obtained from the greenfruited
samples. Values for red and white currants ranged from 53 to 155 mg/100 mg
and for gooseberries from 66 to 156 mg/100 mg. This survey provides important
background information for use of genetic resources in future breeding programmes,
to select crossing parents for high ascorbic acid content.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:vitamin C, currants, gooseberry
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:18312
Deposited On:11 Feb 2011 09:02
Last Modified:11 Feb 2011 09:02
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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