Skip to main content

Table 3 Phytoene, lycopene, β-carotene, and chlorophyll content in F2 generation plants. The carotenoid pigments were quantified using HPLC (μg/g fresh weight) (n = 3, ± s.e.m) during mature (M), turning (T), and ripe (R) stages of ripening

From: Molecular breeding of a novel orange-brown tomato fruit with enhanced beta-carotene and chlorophyll accumulation

Selected plant in F2 generation Stage Phytoene Lycopene β-carotene Chlorophyll (a+b)
Red M 0.01±0.14 0.04±0.12 0.91±0.61 2.84±0.17
T 0.46±0.42 14.03±0.02 2.97±0.35 0.14±0.38
R 1.68±0.21 32.12±0.64 4.03±0.64 0.08±0.12
Orange M 0.01±0.34 0.02±0.07 1.16±0.28 2.54±0.16
T 0.18±0.13 0.16±0.27 7.94±2.32* 0.22±0.03
R 0.21±0.15 0.58±0.45 11.07±1.61* 0.07±0.07
Brown M 0.01±0.03 0.01±0.03 1.12±0.26 5.84±0.12
T 0.24±0.02 8.27±0.28 1.84±0.17 2.97±1.06*
R 0.56±0.14 27.64±0.17 2.62±0.13 2.05±0.57*
Orange-brown M 0.01±0.07 0.13±0.16 1.03±0.57 3.27±0.16
T 0.12±0.17 0.34±0.28 10.97±1.38* 2.68±0.26*
R 0.18±0.03 0.46±0.31 11.74±2.28* 2.03±0.68*
  1. Asterisk indicates phenotypes of which levels at same stages were significantly different than in the other phenotypes using a Tukey Pairwise Comparisons test (p<0.05)