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Third-party-funded project

Flavor and aroma formation in strawberry fruits (Fragaria x ananassa)

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Due to its attractive odor quality and high aroma intensity 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone (Furaneol) belongs to the ten most valuable aroma components worldwide. Until now, however, the basics of the biosynthesis and metabolism of 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone in plants are unknown. The project deals with the investigation of the biosynthesis and metabolism of 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanon in ripening strawberry fruits, especially the formation of 2,5-dimethyl-4-methoxy-3(2H)-furanone by a fruit-specific O-methyltransferase (OMT).

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Projekt period: from 01.2000 to 12.2002

Funding institution:
Sonstige öffentliche Mittel ,Granting date: 08.06.1999


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