By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Horticultural Science. According to news reporting out of Kayseri, Turkey, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The objective of this study was to investigate the distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the peel and flesh of the cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cultivar 'Cengelkoy' grafted onto different bottle gourd rootstocks, as VOCs play an essential role in fruit quality. Three genotypes of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria; '33-35', '33-41' and '46-03') were chosen as being representative of Turkish bottle gourd germplasm."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Erciyes University, "The VOCs in each rootstock-scion combination were analysed using carboxen-divinylbenzene-polydimethylsiloxane fibres for solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The VOCs (Z)-6-nonenol (21.4 - 28.6%), (E,Z)-2,6-nonadienol (3.2 - 13.0%), (E,Z)-3,6-nonadienol (1.9 - 7.1%), 1-nonanol (4.9 - 7.2%), (E)-2-nonenal (3.9 - 6.6%), (E,Z)-2,4-heptadienal (5.7 - 6.9%), (Z)-6-nonenal (3.6 - 5.4%), (E)-2-hexenal (0.9 - 4.4%), (E,E)-3,5-octadien-2-one (3.2 - 3.5%), and hexanal (1.9 - 3.6%) were the most abundant compounds found in cucumber peel. Grafting had a significant (P
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, Turkish bottle gourd genotype '33-41' has high potential as a rootstock for cucumer grafting."
For more information on this research see: Volatile compounds in the peel and flesh of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) grafted onto bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) rootstocks. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 2013;88(2):123-128. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology can be contacted at: Headley Brothers Ltd, Invicta Press, Ashford TN24 8HH, Kent, England (see also Horticultural Science).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Guler, Erciyes University, Fac Agr, Dept. of Hort, TR-38039 Kayseri, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include F. Karaca and H. Yetisir.
Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Kayseri, Eurasia, Horticultural Science
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