Mageney, Vera and Neugart, Susanne and Albach, Dirk (2017) A Guide to the Variability of Flavonoids in Brassica oleracea. Molecules, 22 (2). p. 252. ISSN 1420-3049

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Flavonoids represent a typical secondary metabolite class present in cruciferous vegetables. Their potential as natural antioxidants has raised considerable scientific interest. Impacts on the human body after food consumption as well as their effect as pharmaceutical supplements are therefore under investigation. Their numerous physiological functions make them a promising tool for breeding purposes. General methods for flavonoid analysis are well established, though new compounds are still being identified. However, differences in environmental circumstances of the studies and analytical methods impede comparability of quantification results. To promote future investigations on flavonoids in cruciferous plants we provide a checklist on best-practice in flavonoid research and specific flavonoid derivatives that are valuable targets for further research, choosing a representative species of scientific interest, Brassica oleracea.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: variation, breeding perspective, secondary metabolite, flavonol, anthocyanidin
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Life sciences, biology
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU)
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 06:57
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 06:57
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-33880
DOI: doi:10.3390/molecules22020252

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