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Title: The bioactive profile of lettuce produced in a closed soilless system as configured by combinatorial effects of genotype and macrocation supply composition
Authors: El-Nakhel, Christophe
Petropoulos, Spyridon A
Pannico, Antonio
Kyriacou, Marios C
Giordano, Maria
Colla, Giuseppe 
Troise, Antonio Dario
Vitaglione, Paola
De Pascale, Stefania
Rouphael, Youssef
Journal: Food chemistry 
Issue Date: 2020
Abstract: 
The effect of cultivar and nutrient solution macrocation proportions (SK, SCa, SMg) on the bioactive content of hydroponically cultivated lettuce was evaluated on two lettuce cultivars (red and green-pigmented Salanova®) grown in a fully controlled Fitotron® chamber. Fresh weight and color attributes were superior in green Salanova and in SK-treated plants, while elevated macrocation proportions (SK, SCa, and SMg) affected the corresponding minerals, P and Na content. SCa and SMg treatments raised ascorbate concentration and reduced nitrate levels in treated plants. Chicoric and chlorogenic acids were higher in red over green Salanova. Chlorogenic acid was higher in SCa and SMg plants and chicoric acid levels were SMg > SCa > SK. The SMg-treated red Salanova contained higher concentrations of target carotenoids. In conclusion, nutrient solution management constitutes an effective cultural practice to increase bioactive properties and functional quality of hydroponically grown lettuce.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/42464
ISSN: 03088146
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125713
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