Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Purple passion fruit Passiflora edulis f. Although the demand for gulupa in Colombia has increased significantly to become one of the most important fruit exports, the cultivated area has been in decline since due to the impact of plant diseases. To further characterize the virome of gulupa, a deep sequencing transcriptome study was performed from a producing region in eastern Antioquia.

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Purple passion fruits are more resistant to fungi such as Fusarium sp. They also absorb more carbon —making them more productive— and have a great capacity to endure water saturation or droughts.

With these features, Colombia could have genetic improvement programs to boost exports of this promising fruit. In Colombia, purple passion fruit or gulupa is considered as a promising agricultural product, especially for export. Photo: personal file. Read more: Gulupa, the Passion of Christ fruit in Spanish. However, not everything is a bed of roses for Passiflora edulis sims farmers due to the number of diseases that attack this crop.

Due to the prior, the cropping areas have decreased instead of increasing to the point the export demand is greater than the current offer. During these years production did not recover and farmers decided to replace its cropping for beans to take advantage of climbing plant infrastructure of gulupa cropping but did not foresee that beans are also attacked by this pathogen, therefore losses were greater.

Read more: Goldberry extensions in Spanish. In searching for better features to face pests and diseases, Rodriguez identified the genetic diversity of gulupa in Colombia. The researcher performed several ecophysiological processes, in other words, she reviewed the environment of the crop as well as the characteristics and features of the plant.

She also applied advanced methodologies such as genotyping by sequencing GBS analyzing genome areas to determine if in effect they were wild varieties or crop area escapees. She also used conventional methods beginning from the form description of the fruit morphological and cropping agronomic. During the process, they discovered plants that produce more fruits than others or other larger than others, or sweeter or sourer, with a taste similar to banana passion fruit or passion fruit or with more or fewer branches, with could mean less manpower for trimming, a process necessary to avoid fungi proliferation.

Read more: Researchers use cloves to produce biodegradable packaging. Two features that could be related to genetic diversity are seed color—black or brown— and form—oval or semioval—. Furthermore, they discovered that in the Central Andes region gulupas are larger, areas in which crops are managed, as opposed to smaller fruits which are in areas of native accessions.

These are necessary improvements to continue to expand the crop of this promising fruit that in areas of the Province of Cauca could turn into a suitable ally to replace cocaine crops. Analizando el entorno, la forma de las Native purple passion fruit is the key to exporting elite fruits. Seed ready to be improved Two features that could be related to genetic diversity are seed color—black or brown— and form—oval or semioval—. Relacionados ,, Consejo Editorial.


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