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Screening of Various Metabolites in Six Barley Varieties Grown under Natural Climatic Conditions (2016–2018)

Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, F. Kuhača 20, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Institute of Bioanalytics and Agro-Metabolomics, Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Konrad–Lorenz-Straße 20, 3430 Tulln an der Donau, Austria
Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queens University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK
Department of Food Technology, University North, University Center Koprivnica, Trg dr. Žarka Dolinara 1, 48000 Koprivnica, Croatia
Agricultural Institute Osijek, Južno predgrađe 17, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Microorganisms 2019, 7(11), 532;
Received: 22 October 2019 / Revised: 4 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 November 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Route of Mycotoxins from Farm to Fork)
Climatic changes influence considerably the distribution and occurrence of different secondary metabolites in cereals. The aim of this investigation was to assess the changes in metabolite prevalence observed in six different winter barley varieties over a statistically significant period of three years by linking agro-climatic conditions with metabolite concentrations in chosen samples. The results showed that temperatures and precipitation levels varied during the observed timeframe and that the multi-toxin concentrations followed the trend of changing climatic conditions depending on the variety. All quantified (fungal) metabolites showed significant variations throughout the years and, for some (tryptophol and the cyclic dipeptides cyclo(L-Pro-L-Tyr) and cyclo(L-Pro-L-Val)), an unexpected, but clear connection can be made with temperature changes and precipitation levels during the growing season. View Full-Text
Keywords: metabolites; climate changes; barley crop metabolites; climate changes; barley crop
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Habschied, K.; Krska, R.; Sulyok, M.; Šarkanj, B.; Krstanović, V.; Lalić, A.; Šimić, G.; Mastanjević, K. Screening of Various Metabolites in Six Barley Varieties Grown under Natural Climatic Conditions (2016–2018). Microorganisms 2019, 7, 532.

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