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Yiqun Weng

controlling fruit maturity and beta-carotene-associated flesh color in melon ( Cucumis melo L.) Theor. Appl. Genet. 119 741 756 Cuevas, H.E. Staub, J.E. Simon, P.W. Zalapa, J.E. McCreight, J

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Xianzhi Zhou, Yufen Wu, Sheng Chen, Yang Chen, Weiguang Zhang, Xintao Sun, and Yijie Zhao

.R. 2011 Occurrence regularity and control strategy of Oriental melon fusarium wilt Jilin Veg. 1 58 Chuwers, P. Barahart, S. Blanc, P. Brodkin, C.A. Cullen, M. Kelly, T. Keogh, J. Omean, G. Williams, J. Balmes, J.R. 1997 The protective effect of beta-carotene

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Lauren Lindsey, Raymon Shange, Ramble O. Ankumah, Desmond G. Mortley, and Sangita Karki

calcium, second only to potato ( CSPI, 1992 ). Depending on the variety, sweetpotato has varying amounts of beta-carotene with orange-fleshed types containing more than white or cream-fleshed varieties. Purple-fleshed varieties are high in anthocyanins

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Martin P.N. Gent

was found in blades than in petioles ( Zhang et al., 2009 ). Our studies of oxalate were more like those of beta-carotene concentrations in spinach, which showed a decrease at dawn then increasing and stayed high until night ( Oyama et al., 2000

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Samson Zeray Tesfay, Sakhile Mathe, Albert T. Modi, and Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi

such as beta carotene, ascorbic acid, folic acid and riboflavin, SOD, CAT, APX, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorous ( Monero et al., 2010 ). The vegetables also contain an immense variety antioxidants and phytochemicals, which

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Soon O. Park, Hye Y. Hwang, and Kevin M. Crosby

Melon, an economically important horticultural crop grown in many temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions of the world ( Wang et al., 1997 ), is a significant source of ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, folic acid, and potassium ( Lester, 1997

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Irwin L. Goldman

-functional constituents in crop plants as well as decreasing certain antinutritional factors. These include increases in carotenoids in carrot ( Daucus carota ) ( Simon and Goldman, 2007 ), increases in beta carotene in tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum ) ( Stommel, 2001

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Charles R. Brown, David Culley, Meredith Bonierbale, and Walter Amorós

of beta-carotene, which can be converted to vitamin A, are found. Therefore, potatoes are a good source of xanthophylls, components of the human retina, but are deficient in provitamin A compounds. Outside the center of origin of cultivated potato in

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Benard Yada, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa, Bramwell Wanjala, Dong-Jin Kim, Robert A. Skilton, Agnes Alajo, and Robert O.M. Mwanga

dry matter content, high resistance to virus diseases, and vigorous foliage cover, although they have low root beta-carotene content ( Gichuki et al., 2003 ). The genotypes are ready for cleaning and in vitro conservation at NaCRRI and CIP, Lima, Peru

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Mark G. Lefsrud, John C. Sorochan, Dean A. Kopsell, and J. Scott McElroy

green vegetables by liquid chromatography J. Agr. Food Chem. 34 603 616 Kopsell, D.A. Kopsell, D.E. Lefsrud, M.G. Curran-Celentano, J. Dukach, L.E. 2004 Variation in lutein, beta-carotene