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Identification and regulation of floret carotenoid metabolism in colored cauliflowers (Brassica oleracea L. ssp. botrytis) cultivars grown under different environmental conditions

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2018 - 2021

Brasicales are among the oldest cultivated plants and records dating back to 1500 BC.

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University of Teheran
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Iran

The cultivated species of Brasicaceae are worldwide frequently consumed and include broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, oilseed rape, various mustard varieties, and other leafy vegetables. Cauliflower is a traditional European crop and represents a valuable part of the human diet. The current project will address fundamental as well as applied issues of the carotenoid metabolism in cauliflower even under changing climate conditions.

The Federal Office of Agriculture and Food (BLE) financially supports this project (2816DOKI07, CarCauli) for three years, from 2018 to 2020.

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