Variation of pigments in the bulbs of shallot (Allium cepa var. ascalonicum) and Allium × wakegi

Noor Suglharto Arifin, Ikuo Miyajima, Hiroshi Okubo

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Variation of the content of anthocyanins and flavonols in the accessions of shallot and A. × wakegi collected in Indonesia, Japan and Korea was investigated. Cyanidin was the dominant anthocyanins in both shallot and A. × wakegi. Peonidin was also detected in a small amount only in two shallot and one A. × wakegi accessions and in a trace amount in all other accessions. Only quercetin was detected as a flavonol and it distributed with wide variation in either species. A. × wakegi accessions showed significantly higher values of flavonol/anthocyanin than shallot accessions with the formulas of Y=0.330+19.109X (R=0.771) and Y=1.566 + 24.832 X (R=0.814) for shallot and A. × wakegi, respectively, where Y is flavonol content and X is anthocyanin content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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