The taste of UV light

Using sensomics to improve horticultural quality

Authors

  • Victor Castro-Alves Örebro University https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9535-6821
  • Irina Kalbina Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, SE-70182 Örebro, Sweden
  • Åsa Öström Örebro University, School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science, SE-71202 Grythyttan, Sweden
  • Tuulia Hyötyläinen Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, SE-70182 Örebro, Sweden
  • Åke Strid Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, SE-70182 Örebro, Sweden

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19232/uv4pb.2020.1.11

Keywords:

Metabolomics, Sensory analysis, Sensomics, Ultraviolet light, Greenhouse

Abstract

In greenhouses, crops are protected from adverse weather conditions allowing year-round production. However, this comes with a trade-off, which is the lack of UV-A and UV-B exposure. Excess of UV impairs plant growth and nutrient absorption, while lack of UV in greenhouses reduce the synthesis of metabolites associated with nutritional and sensorial quality of plants. Here, we provide insights into how the application of sensomics, an approach that combines top-down system biology approaches, such as metabolomics, with sensory science, can help to bridge the gap between plant science and horticultural quality.

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Published

2020-09-13

How to Cite

Castro-Alves, V., Kalbina, I., Öström, Åsa, Hyötyläinen, T. and Strid, Åke (2020) “The taste of UV light: Using sensomics to improve horticultural quality”, UV4Plants Bulletin. Helsinki, Finland, 2020(1), pp. 39-43. doi: 10.19232/uv4pb.2020.1.11.

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