F. Branca, L. Ragusa , A. Tribulato, P. Velasco , M.E. Cartea
Mediterranean basin represents an important centre of origin and diversifica-tion of Brassicaceae and above all of B. oleracea because are widespread several Brassica wild species (n=9) which seem support an intense genetic flux among them. In fact, the genetic self-incompatibility system characterize some wild populations of Brassica (n=9) and B. oleracea landraces and favours the genetic recombination and the set-up of several forms and types within the same crop, such as in broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc. That is observed mainly for bio-morphological traits but we started to study their antioxidant profile. In this frame DISPA of Catania University and MBG (CSIC) of Pontevedra, Spain collected Brassica species (n=9) in view to define their glucosinolate profile. Cluster and principal component analysis were performed to determine relationships among accessions and to obtain information on this material. The dendrogram showed seven groups, one group including most of the populations and six small independent groups.
Branca, F., Ragusa , L., Tribulato, A., Velasco , P. and Cartea , M.E. (2013). GLUCOSINOLATE PROFILE IN DIFFERENT MEDITERRANEAN BRASSICA SPECIES (N=9). Acta Hortic. 1005, 279-284
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.1005.31
antioxidant, Brassicaceae, wild population, quality, germplasm

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