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A comparison of flavor and odor compounds of onion allium cepa leek allium porrum garlic allium sativum and allium fistulosum in relation to germination of sclerotia of sclerotium cepivorum

Coley Smith, J.R.

Plant Pathology 35(3): 370-376


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-0862
Accession: 004561886

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The low ability of cultivars of leek to stimulate germination of sclerotia of Sclerotium cepivorum compared with those of onion, garlic and Allium fistulosum appears to be associated with their relatively small seeds, the lower levels of flavour and odour precursors in their roots and the relatively high proportion of the inactive methyl radical in their flavour and odour profiles.

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