2017
DOI: 10.5897/ajar2016.11895
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Vegetable breeding as a strategy of biofortification in carotenoids and prevention of vitamin A deficiency

Abstract: Carotenoids are a class of yellow-orange-red pigments distributed in various fruits, spices, herbs and especially in vegetables. These pigments are bioactive components essential to human health. Among the numerous classes of carotenoids, a smaller number is known for having provitamin A activity. This vitamin is essential to the organism in the proper functioning of the vision and the immune system. On the other hand, the deficiency in this vitamin is related to a great number of diseases, which can in severe… Show more

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“…Among the various constituents that characterize biofortification, carotenoids are of great relevance in several species (Machada Junior et al, 2017;Oliveira et al, 2018); however, studies on the biofortification of lettuce are limited. In addition, a positive correlation was observed between carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations measured indirectly using the soil plant analysis development (SPAD) index (Silva et al, 2014;Cassetari et al, 2015).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Among the various constituents that characterize biofortification, carotenoids are of great relevance in several species (Machada Junior et al, 2017;Oliveira et al, 2018); however, studies on the biofortification of lettuce are limited. In addition, a positive correlation was observed between carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations measured indirectly using the soil plant analysis development (SPAD) index (Silva et al, 2014;Cassetari et al, 2015).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Winter squash is a vegetable/fruit with high socioeconomic significance, as it is used for several purposes in industry, as feeding and in medicine (Resende et al, 2013;Oliveira et al, 2016;Machado Junior et al, 2017;Gomes et al, 2020a). Brazil is an important holder of the genetic variability of C. moschata (Ferreira et al, 2016;Gomes et al, 2020a;Gomes et al, 2020b).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A obtenção de vegetais biofortificados tornou-se essencial para aumentar o estado nutricional de uma população com deficiências nutricionais. Entre os vários constituintes que caracterizam a biofortificação, o conteúdo de carotenóides é de grande relevância em várias espécies (MACHADO JUNIOR et al, 2017;OLIVEIRA et al, 2018), com poucas pesquisas em alface. Além disso, foi observada correlação positiva entre teor de carotenóide e teor de clorofila, mensurado de forma indireta com a utilização do índice SPAD .…”
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