Impact of plant domestication on selected nutrient and anti-nutrient compounds in Solanaceae with edible leaves (Solanum spp.)

Łukasz Haliński , Anna Topolewska , Anna Rynkowska , Adriana Mika , Maria Urasińska , Mateusz Czerski , Piotr Stepnowski


Several African Solanum species, including scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) and the gboma eggplant (S. macrocarpon L.), are recently domesticated green leafy vegetables. The aim of the study was to determine if domestication process affected the amounts of selected nutrient and antinutrient compounds in plant lines bearing edible and inedible leaves in comparison to their wild relatives. Leaves from fourteen accessions of five Solanum species were evaluated for phenolics (385–1002 mg gallic acid equivalent/100 g dry weight), fatty acid (0.9–3.2 g/100 g DW), sterol (32–99 mg/100 g DW), saponin and glycoalkaloid content (0–1000 mg and 0–55 mg/100 g DW, respectively, expressed as aglycone content). There were no significant differences between plants with edible and inedible leaves. Similarly, wild and domesticated plants produced comparable amounts of nutrient and anti-nutrient compounds, with exception of wild S. anguivi Lam., which displayed fatty acid content higher than other species. The gboma eggplant complex (S. macrocarpon– S. dasyphyllum Schum. et Thonn.) had lower anti-nutrient and phenolics content than scarlet eggplant (S. aethiopicum–S. anguivi). Semi-domesticated S. scabrum Mill. revealed high anti-nutrient and low nutrient production. Selection based on plant morphology is then suggested as the dominating mechanism at the early stage of domestication of African solanaceous plants.
Author Łukasz Haliński (FCh / DEA / LANC)
Łukasz Haliński,,
- Laboratory of Analysis of Natural Compounds
, Anna Topolewska (FCh / DEA / LANC)
Anna Topolewska ,,
- Laboratory of Analysis of Natural Compounds
, Anna Rynkowska (FCh / DEA / LANC)
Anna Rynkowska,,
- Laboratory of Analysis of Natural Compounds
, Adriana Mika (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Adriana Mika,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
, Maria Urasińska (FCh / DEA / LANC)
Maria Urasińska,,
- Laboratory of Analysis of Natural Compounds
, Mateusz Czerski (FCh / DEA / LANC)
Mateusz Czerski,,
- Laboratory of Analysis of Natural Compounds
, Piotr Stepnowski (FCh / DEA / LChER)
Piotr Stepnowski,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
Journal seriesGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution, ISSN 0925-9864, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishdomestication, green leafy vegetables, Solanaceae, Solanum aethiopicum L., Solanum macrocarpon L., morphology
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 1110 Plant Science; 1311 Genetics
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 20-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.095; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.296 (2) - 2018=1.423 (5)
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