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The evaluation of cucumber fruit quality (Cucumis sativus L.) transgenic line with thaumatin gene

Janina Gajc-Wolska*, Maria Szwacka**, Stefan Malepszy**

**Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
**Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
**Warsaw Agricultural University
**Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
**e-mail: gajc@alpha.sggw.waw.pl

The aim of the experiments carried out from 2001 to 2002 was to evaluate the cucumber fruits quality, in particular to compare the results of sensory evaluation of the cucumber transgenic line with thaumatin gene, with diploid cultivar Borszczagowski. The results of the research indicate that the fruits harvested from the transgenic plants gained high acceptation with regard to the examined features, particularly the sweet taste, which indicates the expression of the thaumatin gene in the examined transgenic line of cucumber.

Gajc-Wolska J., Szwacka M., Malepszy S., 2005. The evaluation of cucumber fruit quality (Cucumis sativus L.) transgenic line with thaumatin gene. Folia Horticulturae 17/2: 23-28.