INVESTIGATION OF CYANIDIN AND PELARGONIDIN CONTENTS IN THE GENUS FRAGARIA L.
The fruit cyanidin (Cyn) and pelargonidin (Plr) contents in 73 Fragaria accessions were assayed using a modified HPLC method, and % Cyn (Cyn as % of Cyn-plus-Plr) values were calculated. Plr content increased during fruit ripening, while Cyn content held steady. Consistent with previous studies, % Cyn was comparatively low (5-20%) among twelve F. ×ananassa cultivars, but was >40% in diploid F. vesca. Importantly, three F. chiloensis accessions had greater than 50% Cyn, and ssp. lucida CFRA1691 had the overall highest Cyn content: 707 μg/g FDW. An F1 population of Bountiful × Pink Panda segregated for both Cyn and Plr contents. Our investigation identifies useful germplasm, offering promise for increasing Cyn content and antioxidant potential through introgressive breeding.
Mahoney, L., Davis, T.M. and Curran-Celentano, J. (2009). INVESTIGATION OF CYANIDIN AND PELARGONIDIN CONTENTS IN THE GENUS FRAGARIA L.. Acta Hortic. 842, 915-918
strawberry, anthocyanidins, anthocyanins