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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Evaluation of Genotypic Variation of Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italic) in Response to Selenium Treatment
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Ramos, Sílvio Júnio
Yuan, Youxi
Faquin, Valdemar
Guilherme, Luiz Roberto Guimarães
Li, Li
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Selenium
Brassica oleracea var. italic
Gene expression
Brócolis - Tratamento com selênio
Expressão gênica
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: American Chemical Society Mar-2011
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: RAMOS, S. J. et al. Evaluation of Genotypic Variation of Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italic) in Response to Selenium Treatment. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Washington, v. 59, n. 8, p. 3657-3665, Mar. 2011.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italic) fortified with selenium (Se) has been promoted as a functional food. Here, we evaluated 38 broccoli accessions for their capacity to accumulate Se and for their responses to selenate treatment in terms of nutritional qualities and sulfur gene expresion. We found that the total Se content varied with over 2-fold difference among the leaf tissues of broccoli accessions when the plants were treated with 20 μM Na2SeO4. Approximately half of total Se accumulated in leaves was Se-methylselenocysteine and selenomethionine. Transcriptional regulation of adenosine 5′-phosphosulfate sulfurylase and selenocysteine Se-methyltransferase gene expression might contribute to the different levels of Se accumulation in broccoli. Total glucosinolate contents were not affected by the concentration of selenate application for the majority of broccoli accessions. Essential micronutrients (i.e., Fe, Zn, Cu, and Mn) remained unchanged among half of the germplasm. Moreover, the total antioxidant capacity was greatly stimulated by selenate in over half of the accessions. The diverse genotypic variation in Se, glucosinolate, and antioxidant contents among accessions provides the opportunity to breed broccoli cultivars that simultaneously accumulate Se and other health benefit compounds.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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