In vitro propagation and variation of antioxidant properties in micropropagated vaccinium berry plants—A review

Citation

Debnath, S.C., Goyali, J.C. (2020). In vitro propagation and variation of antioxidant properties in micropropagated vaccinium berry plants—A review. Molecules, [online] 25(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040788

Plain language summary

The berry crops in genus Vacciniun L. (blueberry, cranberry, lingonberry, etc.) are one of the richest sources of antioxidants that have high potential to reduce the incidence of degenerative diseases, including cancer. In vitro propagation, or micropropagation, techniques are used to rapidly produce a large number of identical plants year round, and these techniques can also increase the antioxidant activity in fruits and leaves. Total antioxidant activity was higher in fruit of in vitro propagated plants compared to the plants grown under natural condition. This review addresses a gap in the literature by providing critical information regarding micropropagation and conventional propagation methods and their effects on antioxidant properties and morphological differentiation in Vaccinium plants.

Abstract

The berry crops in genus Vacciniun L. are the richest sources of antioxidant metabolites which have high potential to reduce the incidence of several degenerative diseases. In vitro propagation or micropropagation has been attractive to researchers for its incredible potential for mass production of a selected genotype in a short time, all year round. Propagation techniques affect the antioxidant activity in fruits and leaves. Total antioxidant activity was higher in the fruit of in vitro propagated plants compare to the plants grown ex vivo. This review provides critical information for better understanding the micropropagation and conventional propagation methods, and their effects on antioxidant properties and morphological differentiation in Vaccinium species, and fills an existing gap in the literature.

Publication date

2020-02-12

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