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In Vitro Propagation and Variation of Antioxidant Properties in Micropropagated Vaccinium Berry Plants—A Review

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St. John’s Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St. John’s, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 0B2, Canada
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Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9, Canada
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Academic Editors: Diego A. Moreno and Débora Villaño
Molecules 2020, 25(4), 788; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040788 (registering DOI)
Received: 17 December 2019 / Revised: 2 February 2020 / Accepted: 10 February 2020 / Published: 12 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactives and Functional Ingredients in Foods and Beverages)
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.
Keywords: blueberry propagation; tissue culture; stem cutting; phenolic content; antioxidant activity blueberry propagation; tissue culture; stem cutting; phenolic content; antioxidant activity
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Debnath, S.C.; Goyali, J.C. In Vitro Propagation and Variation of Antioxidant Properties in Micropropagated Vaccinium Berry Plants—A Review. Molecules 2020, 25, 788.

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