Longitudinal Metabolic Profiling during Growth and Storage of Apples from Different Production Systems Studied by 1H HR-MAS NMR

Vermathen, Martina; Marzorati, Mattia; Diserens, Gaëlle; Baumgartner, Daniel; Good, Claudia; Gasser, Franz; Vermathen, Peter (7 June 2016). Longitudinal Metabolic Profiling during Growth and Storage of Apples from Different Production Systems Studied by 1H HR-MAS NMR (Unpublished). In: XIII International Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Food Science. Karlsruhe, Germany. 07.-10.06.2016.

Different plant protection strategies and storage conditions in agricultural apple production may have a considerable impact on the quality of the final fruit products. This in turn may be reflected in the metabolic profile of the apples. Direct application of 1H High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning (HR-MAS) NMR spectroscopy to apple pulp is a powerful tool for obtaining a mostly unaffected metabolic profile [1].
In the current study we have investigated Golden Delicious apples grown under three different production systems, i.e. organic (BIO), low-input (LI) and integrated (IP) production. Fruit samples were harvested at different times during fruit development on the tree. In addition, apples picked at optimal harvest time were studied before and after controlled atmosphere (CA) storage.
1H HR-MAS NMR based metabolomic analysis of the apple pulp samples revealed metabolites distinguishing BIO apples from LI and IP production. Discrimination was best at optimal harvest time and possible but diminished after storage. The longitudinal metabolic changes taking place during growth and storage are discussed in detail.

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08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology > DCR Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Pavillon 52 > Abt. Magnetresonanz-Spektroskopie und Methodologie, AMSM

UniBE Contributor:

Vermathen, Martina; Marzorati, Mattia; Diserens, Gaëlle and Vermathen, Peter


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry


[4] Swiss National Science Foundation




Martina Vermathen

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26 Jan 2017 09:04

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05 Dec 2022 15:01



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