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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Macrowine 9 Macrowine 2010 9 Berry development and biosynthesis of grape secondary metabolites 9 Optimization of aroma production in grape cell suspensions induced by chemical elicitor

Optimization of aroma production in grape cell suspensions induced by chemical elicitor


Methyl-jasmonate (MeJA) induces the production of at least 25 compounds with sesquiterpene- like mass spectra in “Cabernet sauvignon”. The most effective concentration of MeJA in stimulating the production of sesquiterpenes was found to be 500 µM if added when the cell suspensions had a PCV of 35 %, and 1000 if added when the cell suspensions had a PCV of 70 %. The production of sesquiterpenes quickly decreased with the increase of cell suspension PCV at the moment of MeJA addition. The production of sequiterpenes began 12 hours after the addition of MeJA, and reached a maximum 72 hours after MeJA addition. MeJA also induced a significantly greater amount of proanthocyanidins and stilbenes in the grape cell cultures.

Publication date: July 3, 2024

Issue: Macrowine 2010

Type: Article


Claudio D’ONOFRIO1, Paul K. BOSS2

1Department of Fruit Science and Plant Protection of Woody Species ‘G. Scaramuzzi’, Fruit Science Section, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, I.

2CSIRO Plant Industry, PO Box 350 Glen Osmond SA 5064 AUS.

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elicitors, methyl-jasmonate, sesquiterpenes


IVES Conference Series | Macrowine | Macrowine 2010


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