Boosting leaf contents of rutin and solanesol in bio-waste of Solanum lycopersicum


In tomato production, the accruing green biomass shows promising potential as source of health-promoting compounds, such as rutin and solanesol, that are of high interest due to their medicinal properties. Naturally, they accumulate in plants growing in suboptimal growing conditions, e.g. influenced by biotic and abiotic stressors. With the aim to evaluate the potential use of tomato residues as source, we analyzed both leaf me­ tabolites during a complete cultivation cycle, while applying single and combined stresses practically realized in greenhouse production.

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, (155),