Project

Ecophysiological control of plant growth regulators to optimize fruit quality in tomato: a chemical-analytical approach

Duration
01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical spectrometry
Keywords
mecanistic plant model phytohormones U-HPLC-Orbitrap-MS analysis antioxidants U-HPLC-MS/MS analysis
 
Project description

The main objective of the doctoral research concerns the optimization of the nutritional and organoleptic quality of the tomato fruit via cultural techniques. Therefore, the correlation between hormonal status of the plant and relevant fruit constituents is determined and the influence of various growth conditions on the hormonal status is assayed. This information is integrated in a mechanistic plant model.