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Table 1 Carotenoid content of mature melon fruit from Védrantais (Ved; orange, harvested at 45 DAP), Piel de Sapo (PS; white, 55 DAP), Dulce (Dul; orange, 50 DAP) and PI 161375 (PI; green/orange, 50 DAP). Data are mean ± S.D. (n = 3). n.d. not detected

From: Comparative transcriptional profiling analysis of developing melon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit from climacteric and non-climacteric varieties

Carotenoid Fruit carotenoid content (μg g−1FW)
Ved PS Dul PI
Violaxanthin n.d n.d n.d 129 ± 21
Lutein n.d n.d 19 ± 18 220 ± 28
β-cryptoxanthin 47 ± 13 n.d 24 ± 13 176 ± 47
α-carotene 42 ± 12 n.d 35 ± 3 153 ± 45
β-carotene 5316 ± 946 9 ± 3 4483 ± 946 998 ± 265