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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Polyacetylenes in fresh and stored carrots (Daucus carota): relations to root morphology and sugar content

Kjellenberg, Lars; Johansson, Eva; Gustavsson, Karl-Erik; Olsson, Marie


CONCLUSION: The results indicate similarities in the activity of the enzymes transforming sucrose to hexoses and the enzymes transforming falcarinol to falcarindiol-3-acetate and falcarindiol. The negative correlation between root size and polyacetylenes seems to be partly due to dilution but also to a higher synthetisation rate in smaller roots. The results indicate the existence of an equilibrium regulating the level of falcarinol. (C) 2011 Society of Chemical Industry


carrot; Daucus carota; polyacetylene; falcarinol; falcarindiol; falcarindiol-3-acetate; sugar; root morphology; storage

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Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
2012, Volume: 92, number: 8, pages: 1748-1754

      SLU Authors

    • Kjellenberg, Lars

      • Horticulture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
          • Olsson, Marie

            • Horticulture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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          Food Science

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