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dc.contributor.supervisor Thomas, James Lee, Ee Lynn University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2011-07-08T19:07:32Z 2011-07-08T19:07:32Z 2009
dc.description xiii, 154 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a medicinal plant with potential applications in the natural health product industry. In a multi-environmental setting, 10 genotypes were tested across 14 growing environments (using a Randomized Complete Block Design), representing irrigated and rainfed growing conditions in southern Alberta, Canada over two cropping years (2006 and 2007). The objectives of this study were (1) to determine seed yield, plus content and productivity of selected bioactive compounds (galactomannan, diosgenin and 4-hydroxyisoleucine), (2) to assess the impact of growing environment on these variables and (3) to identify promising genotypes for breeding and industrial use. Using principal component and cluster analyses, the study provides insight on the relative influence of growing environments and genes on the biochemical and agronomical traits as well as identifies genotypes based on performance and stability. These are useful as parental materials in cultivar development for the Canadian natural health product industry. en_US
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dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological Sciences, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Research -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Breeding en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Genetic engineering en_US
dc.subject Plant bioactive compounds -- Research -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Genotype X environment impact on selected bioactive compound content of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US Masters

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