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Title: Berry color variation in grapevine as a source of diversity
Authors: Ferreira, Vanessa
Carnide, Olinda Pinto
Rosa Arroyo-García
Castro, Isaura Alberta Oliveira De
Keywords: Vitis vinifera L.
Spontaneous variation
Berry color
Phenolic compounds
MYBA genes
Issue Date: 18-Aug-2018
Publisher: Elsevier Masson SAS
Citation: Ferreira V.,Pinto-Carnide O, Arroyo-Garcia R, Castro I. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.08.021
Abstract: Even though it is one of the oldest perennial domesticated fruit crops in the world, grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cultivation today is the result of both conventional breeding practices (i.e. hybridizations adopted during the last century) and vegetative propagation. Human-assisted asexual propagation has allowed the maintenance of desired traits but has largely impacted the frequency of spontaneous somatic mutations observed in the field. Consequently, many grapevine fruit attributes to date have been artificially selected, including: fruit yield, compactness, size and composition, the latter being greatly diversified in the pursuit of altering berry skin coloration. The present review provides an overview of various aspects related to grapevine diversity, with a special emphasis on grape berry skin color variation and will discuss the current knowledge of how grape skin color variation is affected by the synthesis of phenolic compounds, particularly anthocyanins and their underlying genetic factors. We hope this knowledge will be useful in supporting the importance of the berry color trait diversity in cultivated grapevines, which is used as basis for selection during breeding programs because of its application for vine growers, winemakers and consumers.
Peer Reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10348/8754
ISSN: 0981-9428
Document Type: Article
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