Food Chem 2021 Aug 5;353:129484. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Edifici CRAG, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain; Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), Edifici CRAG, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:
Aroma is an essential trait in melon fruit quality, but its complexity and genetic basis are still poorly understood. The aim of this study was the identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) underlying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) biosynthesis in melon rind and flesh, using a Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) population from the cross 'Piel de Sapo' (PS) × 'Védrantais' (VED), two commercial varieties segregating for ripening behavior. A total of 82 VOCs were detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and 166 QTLs were identified. Read More