Table 3

Expression levels of key candidate genes in red fruit
Relative gene expression Enzyme activity
Cultivar AsA (nmol gFW-1) SlGGP1 SlMDHAR1 SlMDHAR3 MDHAR
Santorini 826.4 ± 32.3 a 2.448 ± 0.11 a 0.346 ± 0.13 a 1.222 ± 0.65 a 0.684 ± 0.05 a
Ailsa Craig 493.5 ± 7.29 b 1.233 ± 0.27 b 0.495 ± 0.26 a 1.268 ± 0.59 a 0.430 ± 0.07 b

Relative expression levels of SlGGP1, SlMDHAR1 and SlMDHAR3, as well as MDHAR enzyme activity (μmol NADH min-1 mg FW-1) in ‘Santorini’ and ‘Ailsa Craig’ red fruits. qPCR values were normalized against CAC. Results are presented as the mean of at least four biological (each of them consist of a pool of three samples of equivalent stage) and two technical replications ± SD. Different letters indicate a significant difference (P < 0.05) between values based on Duncan's multiple-range-test in SAS.

Mellidou et al.

Mellidou et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:239   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-239

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