Some antioxidative properties of selected white cabbage DH lines
Maria Leja*, Anna Mareczek*, Adela Adamus**, Piotr Strzetelski*, Michał Combik**
**Department of Plant Physiology
**Department of Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Science
**Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University in Kraków
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
Twenty five double haploid (DH) lines of white cabbage were
examined and compared with their parental lines as well as with
two cabbage cultivars (‘Lennox F1’ and
‘Attraction F1’) regarding
their antioxidative capacity. Ascorbic acid, total phenols and
radical scavenging activity (RSA) were determined both in freshly
harvested cabbage heads and after long-term (4 months) storage.
The great variability of ascorbic acid and phenol contents was
observed in plants of DH lines. The RSA was relatively low,
however, differed among the investigated lines and cultivars. Cold
storage caused the significant increase of all detected
parameters. High content of soluble phenolics and ascorbic acid
was accompanied by high antiradical activity only in some of the
investigated DH lines and in the ‘Lennox F1’ cultivar.
Leja M., Mareczek A., Adamus A., Strzetelski P., Combik M., 2006. Some antioxidative properties of selected
white cabbage DH lines. Folia Horticulturae 18/1: 31-40.