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dc.contributorTchokponhoue, Dedeou Apocalypseen_US
dc.contributorN'Danikou, Sognigbeen_US
dc.contributorGebauer, Jensen_US
dc.contributorVodouhe, Raymonden_US
dc.creatorAchigan-Dako, Enoch Gbenatoen_US
dc.identifier.citationEnoch Gbenato Achigan-Dako, Dedeou Apocalypse Tchokponhoue, Sognigbe N'Danikou, Jens Gebauer, Raymond Vodouhe. (18/2/2015). Current knowledge and breeding perspectives for the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schum. et Thonn. ) Daniell. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 62 (3), pp. 465-476.en_US
dc.description.abstractSynsepalum dulcificum, an African native shrub, is a valuable species. All plant parts are of medicinal importance whereas the fruit known as magic berry, miracle berry, or sweet berry is consumed fresh. Surprisingly, very little is known on the species in terms of genotypes utilization and breeding. In this review we recalled the uses and importance of the species and suggested research avenues for an accelerated growth and fruit production. Synsepalum dulcificum is rich in glycoprotein and is an excellent natural sweetener and also a good candidate for the synthesis of drugs against diabetes. Furthermore, S. dulcificum has high content in phytochemical substances (e.g. (+)-epi-syringaresinol, vanillic acid, cyanidin-3-monogalactoside, and quercetin-3-monogalactoside) with various health and food benefits. Data on the nutrient content are limited. Likewise, knowledge on the reproductive biology and mating system is still narrow, combined with poorly developed horticultural practices. To fully exploit the potential of S. dulcificum prospective actions include: (1) improving the propagation and growth abilities of the species, (2) improving knowledge of floral biology and genetic diversity, (3) understanding the phenological phases of the species, gene expressions and how this contributes to metabolites accumulation and (4) improving genotypes for beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and other value chains.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution;62,(2015) Pagination 465,476en_US
dc.subjecttree cropen_US
dc.titleCurrent knowledge and breeding perspectives for the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schum. et Thonn.) Daniellen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant breedingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant genetic resourcesen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences - UAC-FASen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerRhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences - HSRWen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.admin-unitWest Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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