Ascorbic Acid Distribution in Three Introgression Lines of Tomato

Maria Minutolo, Antonio Di Matteo, Carmine Amalfitano, Antonio Evidente, Luigi Monti, Angela Errico
2010 Journal of Agricultural Science  
Total ascorbic acid (total-AsA) content and percentage of reduced ascorbic acid (AsA) on total-AsA were investigated and discussed in fruits, leaves, petiole, stem and roots of the Solanum lycopersicum cv M82 and S. pennellii introgression lines IL7-3, IL10-1 and IL12-4. In fruits, total-AsA content showed to be different according to genotype analysed. Higher total-AsA accumulations were observed for IL7-3 and IL12-4 followed by M82 and IL10-1. Total-AsA was generally higher in leaves than in
more » ... etioles, stems and roots of all genotypes. In roots higher total-AsA concentration and lower AsA percentage was generally observed in introgression lines than M82, in particular for IL7-3.
doi:10.5539/jas.v2n3p75 fatcat:h52immlpk5ckhk2egx2pytnlf4