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Breeding strategies for improving the performance and fruit quality of the pepino (Solanum muricatum): A model for the enhancement of underutilized exotic fruits

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Breeding strategies for improving the performance and fruit quality of the pepino (Solanum muricatum): A model for the enhancement of underutilized exotic fruits

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dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Burruezo, Adrián es_ES
dc.contributor.author Prohens Tomás, Jaime es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fita, Ana es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-20T06:22:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-20T06:22:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.issn 0963-9969
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/64448
dc.description.abstract The pepino (Solanum muricatum Aiton) is a neglected Andean crop that has elicited an increasing interest from exotic fruit markets. The pepino is highly diverse and, by using appropriate breeding strategies, it has been possible to develop new improved materials. Here we review more than a decade of efforts and advancements made in the genetic improvement of the pepino for several traits, with special emphasis on fruit quality. Different strategies, like the use of a wide diversity of genetic resources, exploitation of genotype × environment interaction, use of clonal hybrids, and introgression of genes from wild species, have facilitated significant developments in enhancing the commercial potential of the pepino, and have allowed the development of new cultivars and breeding materials adapted to new agroclimatic conditions. Agronomic performance of the pepino has been improved by the use of genetic parthenocarpy, selection for resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus, and by developing hybrids, that manifested heterosis, but also did not have lower quality fruit. Breeding for quality has been focused mostly on the improvement of flavor (sweetness and aroma) and nutritional value (ascorbic acid content; AAC). Despite the limited intraspecific diversity available for sugar content, materials with high soluble solids content (SSC) have been selected. Strategies for further increases of SSC and titratable acidity have been based in the use of wild relatives. The study of variation within the cultigen was also helpful in the selection of hybrid genotypes with improved aroma profiles and high AAC values. As a result of the breeding efforts, several cultivars with improved agronomic performance and fruit quality have been produced. The use of biotechnological tools represents an opportunity to use the extensive genomic information compiled for related species, like tomato or potato, for the future improvement and enhancement of pepino quality. The results obtained in the pepino show that ample opportunities exist for improving the commercial potential of under-utilized fruits by means of breeding based on the exploitation of genetic diversity. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Food Research International es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Chemical composition es_ES
dc.subject Exotic fruits es_ES
dc.subject Nutritional quality es_ES
dc.subject Organoleptic quality es_ES
dc.subject Plant breeding es_ES
dc.subject Solanum muricatum es_ES
dc.subject Chemical compositions es_ES
dc.subject Agronomy es_ES
dc.subject Genes es_ES
dc.subject Ketones es_ES
dc.subject Organic acids es_ES
dc.subject Plants (botany) es_ES
dc.subject Sugars es_ES
dc.subject Viruses es_ES
dc.subject Fruits es_ES
dc.subject Lycopersicon esculentum es_ES
dc.subject Solanum es_ES
dc.subject Solanum tuberosum es_ES
dc.subject Tomato mosaic virus es_ES
dc.subject.classification GENETICA es_ES
dc.title Breeding strategies for improving the performance and fruit quality of the pepino (Solanum muricatum): A model for the enhancement of underutilized exotic fruits es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.foodres.2010.12.028
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Biotecnología - Departament de Biotecnologia es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Rodríguez Burruezo, A.; Prohens Tomás, J.; Fita, A. (2011). Breeding strategies for improving the performance and fruit quality of the pepino (Solanum muricatum): A model for the enhancement of underutilized exotic fruits. Food Research International. 44(7):1927-1935. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2010.12.028 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2010.12.028 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1927 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1935 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 44 es_ES
dc.description.issue 7 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 193451 es_ES


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