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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Vineyard microclimate alterations induced by black mulch through transcriptome reshaped the flavoromics of Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard microclimate alterations induced by black mulch through transcriptome reshaped the flavoromics of Cabernet Sauvignon


To alter the vineyard microclimate and produce quality wine under a semi-arid climate, black geotextile inter-row mulch (M) was applied for two vintages (2016-2017). The grapes were sampled at three growing stages to conduct the untargeted metabolome and transcriptome analysis. The upregulated genes related to photosynthesis and heat shock proteins confirmed that M weakened the total light exposure and grapes suffered severe heat stress, resulting in lower sugar and higher acids at harvest. The integration of metabolome and transcriptome analysis identified the key genes responsible for the enhancements in phenylalanine, glutamine, ornithine, arginine, and C6 alcohol concentrations, and the downward trend in ε-viniferin, anthocyanins, flavonols, terpenes and norisoprenoids concentrations in M grapes. The effects of metabolites and transcriptome were more evident in vintage with weaker light indicating the key regulator of light exposure under semi-arid regions. In addition, the potential key transcription factors regulating the biosynthesis of the above metabolites including VviGATA11, VviHSFA6B, and VviWRKY03 were identified through weighted correlation network analysis. Taken together, this study provides a valuable overview of metabolic and transcriptomic responses of grapes exposed to inter-row mulch treatment in semi-arid climates, which could facilitate understanding the complex regulatory network of metabolites in response to microclimate changes.


Publication date: June 13, 2024

Issue: Open GPB 2024

Type: Poster


Meng-Bo Tian1,2, Yu Wang1,2, Jun Wang1,2,*

1 Center for Viticulture and Enology, College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
2 Key Laboratory of Viticulture and Enology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing 100083, China

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grape, floor management, microclimate, phenolic compounds, volatile compounds


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