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Towards enhancing lutein concentration in chickpea, cultivar and management effects
Year:
2010
Authors :
Bonfil, David J.
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Volume :
129
Co-Authors:
Abbo, S., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Bonfil, D.J., Gilat Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Mobile Post Negev 2 85280, Israel
Kerem, Z., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Berkovitch, Z., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Reifen, R., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
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407
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Total pages:
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Abstract:
Staple food fortification is a rational and economic way to improve the health status of poor income consumers. Lutein is an important antioxidant, and its intake is associated with lower risk of macular degeneration (blindness). We studied the scope to improve lutein concentration in chickpea grains by routine farming practices including tillage, and phosphorus and potassium fertilization. In addition, the association between lutein concentration and grain weight was investigated. The genetic (cultivar) effect on lutein concentration greatly exceeded the husbandry effects. High-lutein concentration in chickpea grains was recessive to low-lutein concentration. High-lutein concentration in the studied material was associated with low-grain weight, similar to results obtained from crosses involving wild chickpea. Breeding large seeded chickpea with enhanced lutein concentration may be difficult due to the association of lutein promoting alleles with low-grain weight alleles. However, our results confirm that chickpea grain lutein concentration trait is relatively stable, due to strong genetic control. Therefore, high-lutein cultivars are likely to maintain their performance even when grown under diverse field conditions. © 2010 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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DOI :
10.1111/j.1439-0523.2010.01767.x
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Language:
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Towards enhancing lutein concentration in chickpea, cultivar and management effects
129
Abbo, S., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Bonfil, D.J., Gilat Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Mobile Post Negev 2 85280, Israel
Kerem, Z., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Berkovitch, Z., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Reifen, R., The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Towards enhancing lutein concentration in chickpea, cultivar and management effects
Staple food fortification is a rational and economic way to improve the health status of poor income consumers. Lutein is an important antioxidant, and its intake is associated with lower risk of macular degeneration (blindness). We studied the scope to improve lutein concentration in chickpea grains by routine farming practices including tillage, and phosphorus and potassium fertilization. In addition, the association between lutein concentration and grain weight was investigated. The genetic (cultivar) effect on lutein concentration greatly exceeded the husbandry effects. High-lutein concentration in chickpea grains was recessive to low-lutein concentration. High-lutein concentration in the studied material was associated with low-grain weight, similar to results obtained from crosses involving wild chickpea. Breeding large seeded chickpea with enhanced lutein concentration may be difficult due to the association of lutein promoting alleles with low-grain weight alleles. However, our results confirm that chickpea grain lutein concentration trait is relatively stable, due to strong genetic control. Therefore, high-lutein cultivars are likely to maintain their performance even when grown under diverse field conditions. © 2010 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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