Annals of Botany

Genetic and tissue diversity of phenolic compounds in Citrus

A new high-throughput method allows the identification and quantitation of 64 phenolic compounds in 20 minutes.
Genetic and tissue diversity of phenolic compounds in <i>Citrus</i>
Genetic and tissue diversity of phenolic compounds in Citrus

Phenolic compounds contribute to food quality and have potential health benefits. Durand-Hulak et al. present a high-throughput method to study the distribution of phenolic compounds across contrasting tissues and cultivars in Citrus species using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. The method is validated in four different leaf and fruit tissues of 11 cultivated citrus of commercial interest and allows the identification and quantitation of 64 phenolic compounds in 20 minutes, which represents an improvement over existing methods for analysing a multiclass of polyphenols.

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