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  1. Efeitos das faixas de controle do capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens no desenvolvimento inicial e na produtividade do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica Effect of Brachiaria decumbens control bands on the initial development and productivity of Coffea arabica

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    L.S. Souza

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos das diferentes faixas de controle do capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens no desenvolvimento inicial e na produtividade do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica. O experimento foi conduzido entre março de 2002 e maio de 2004, na Fazenda Cachoeiras de São Pedro, município de Garça-SP. As plantas de café utilizadas foram Mundo Novo (var. 388/17 no espaçamento de 1,40 m na linha de plantio e 4,0 m nas entrelinhas, sendo duas mudas por cova. Os tratamentos foram constituídos pelas seguintes faixas de controle: 0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 e 150 cm de largura para cada lado da linha cultivada do cafeeiro. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Foram avaliados a altura e o diâmetro na base do caule das mudas de café, a produção bruta e a produção beneficiada dos grãos. Pelos resultados obtidos, pode-se concluir que a largura mínima da faixa de controle a ser utilizada foi de 100 cm de cada lado da linha, a fim de manter as plantas de café livres da interferência de capim-braquiária.This work aimed to evaluate the effect of Brachiaria decumbens control bands on the initial development and productivity of Coffea arabica. The experiment was conducted from March 2002 to May 2004 in Cachoeiras de São Pedro Farm in Garça-SP. The coffee plants used were Mundo Novo var. 388/17. The treatments were constituted by the respective control bands: 0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 and 150 cm width for each side of the cultivated line and were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications. The following characteristics were evaluated: height and stem base diameter of the coffee seedlings, gross production and industrialized grain production. Based on the results obtained, the minimum control band width to be used should be equal to or higher than 100 cm on each side of the plantation line in order to maintain the young coffee plants free from B

  2. Avaliação da fertilidade dos solos de sistemas agroflorestais com cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. em Lavras-MG Evaluation of soil fertility in agroforest systems with coffee trees (Coffea arabica L. in Lavras-MG

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    Bruno Grandi Salgado

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a fertilidade dos solos em um sistema agroflorestal composto por cafeeiros (Coffea arábica L. - Mundo Novo, ingazeiros (Inga vera Willd e grevíleas (Grevilea robusta A. Cunn, situado em Lavras, Minas Gerais, foi instalado o presente experimento. Usou-se um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado com três tratamentos e sete repetições. Os tratamentos foram: a cafeeiros a pleno sol, b cafeeiros consorciados com ingazeiros e c cafeeiros consociados com grevílea. Os espaçamentos dos cafeeiros nos três sistemas foi 4 x 1 m, para o ingazeiro 8 m x 15 m e para a grevílea 12 m x 10 m. Aos 15 anos de idade do cafeeiro e do ingazeiro e aos 9 anos da grevílea foram avaliadas as seguintes características dos solos, pH, acidez potencial (H+Al, alumínio trocável (Al+3, bases trocáveis (Ca+2 e Mg+2, potássio disponível (K+, fósforo disponível(P, enxofre (S, CTC efetiva (T, soma de bases (SB, saturação de bases (V e matéria orgânica (MO. Os resultados foram submetidos à analise de variância e as médias, comparadas pelo teste de Scott-Knott. Após a análise dos dados, concluiu-se que, embora tenha havido diferenças entre alguns elementos estudados, as características químicas dos solos nos três sistemas não foram severamente afetadas.The objective of this wark was to evaluat e the soil fertility in an agroforest system using coffee trees (Coffea arabica L - Mundo Novo, inga trees (Inga vera Wild and grevillea trees (Grevillea robusta A Cunn situated in Lavras, Minas Geris. A completely randomized experimental design with tree treatments and seven replicates was utilized. The treatments were : a coffee trees in full sunshine; b coffee trees mixed with inga trees and c coffee trees mixed with grevillea trees. Tree spacings in the three systems were 4 x 1m for coffee, 8 m x 15 m for inga and 12 x 10 m for grevillea. With coffee and inga trees at 15 years of age and grevillea trees at 9 years of age

  3. Comportamento de cultivares de cafeeiros C. Arabica L. enxertados sobre cultivar 'Apoatã IAC 2258' (Coffea canephora Performance of C. Arabica L. Coffee cultivars grafted on 'Apoatã IAC 2258' cultivar (Coffea canephora

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    Renato Fonseca de Paiva

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se no trabalho avaliar a influência da enxertia e do porta-enxerto 'Apoatã IAC 2258' no comportamento agronômico de sete cultivares de cafeeiro da espécie Coffea arabica cultivadas em solo isento de fitonematoides. O ensaio foi conduzido em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial (7 x 3 com quatro repetições, sendo sete cultivares de Coffea arabica ('Obatã IAC 1669-20', 'Acauã', 'Oeiras MG 6851', 'Catucaí Amarelo 2SL', 'Topázio MG 1190', 'IBC Palma II' e 'Paraíso MG H 419-1' e três tipos de enxertia (muda enxertada, auto enxertada e pé franco. Foi avaliada a produtividade média de quatro anos, uniformidade de maturação, percentagem de frutos chochos e classificação do grão por tipo de peneira. As cultivares enxertadas estudadas apresentaram comportamento agronômico satisfatório em todas as características avaliadas e semelhante ao pé-franco. Em áreas isentas de fitonematoides, à exceção das cultivares 'IBC Palma II' e 'Paraíso MG H 419-1', as demais cultivares estudadas são adequadas opções de escolha para uso como copas. A técnica da enxertia com o uso do porta-enxerto 'Apoatã IAC 2258' em área isenta de fitonematoides não se justifica para incremento de produtividade.This research had the objective to evaluate the effect of grafting and 'Apoatã IAC 2258' cv. as rootstock on agronomic performance of seven Coffea arabica cvs. planted in area nematodes free. The experimental design was randomized blocks using a 7x3 factorial scheme with four repetitions. The treatments were 'Obatã IAC 1669-20', 'Acauã', 'Oeiras MG 6851', 'Catucaí Amarelo 2SL', 'Topázio MG 1190', 'IBC Palma II' and 'Paraíso MG H 419-1' coffee cultivars grafted on 'Apoatã IAC 2258', self grafted (meaning a cultivar was grafted on a rootstock of the same cultivar and no grafting. The characteristic evaluated was the average yield of beans between the first and the fourth year, the fruit maturation stage

  4. Produção de cafeeiros Coffea arabica L. pés francos autoenxertados e enxertados em apoatã IAC 2258 Production of coffee plants grafted on Apoatã IAC 2258

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    Fábio Pereira Dias

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Visando obter informações sobre a produção de sete cultivares de C. arábica L. pé franco, auto-enxertados e enxertados no porta enxerto C. canephora Pierre ex Froehn cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258, foi instalado e conduzido este ensaio, em condições de campo isento de nematóides, de janeiro de 2004 a junho de 2006. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, num esquema fatorial (7 x 3 com quatro repetições, sendo sete cultivares de Coffea arabica L. e três tipos de mudas (enxertada, autoenxertada e pé franco. Os resultados da primeira produção mostraram que as plantas enxertadas produziram menos que as outras auto-enxertadas e pé franco, independentemente da cultivar. Não houve diferenças significativas entre cafeeiros pé franco e autoenxertados. Não se recomenda o cultivo de cafeeiros Coffea arábica L. enxertados em Cofea canephora Pierre ex Froehn, cultivar Apoatã IAC 22587, em área isenta de nematóides. A cultivar Paraíso produziu menos que as demais.Aiming to get information about the production of seven cultivars of coffee trees (Coffea arabica L., ungrafted, self grafted or grafted on Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehn rootstock, this essay was installed and carried out on a nematode-free-land from January 2004 to June 2006. The experimental outline used was the randomized blocks with a 7 x 3 factorial split-plot arrangement and four replications, as follows: seven Coffea arabica L. cultivars and three types of seedling (grafted, selfgrafted and ungrafted. The results obtained from the first production showed that grafted seedlings yielded less than the self grafted and ungrafted plants, regardless of the cultivar. No significant differences were found between the ungrafted and the self-grafted coffee trees. Coffee trees (Coffea arabica L. grafted on Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehn, cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258 are not recommended for nematoid-free land. The Paraiso cultivar was

  5. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XLII. Produtividade de progênies derivadas de hibridação dos cultivares Laurina e Mundo Novo Coffee breeding: XLII. Yield of progenies from crosses of Laurina and Mundo Novo cultivars of Coffea arabica L.

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    Alcides Carvalho

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available O cultivar Laurina de Coffea arabica L. caracteriza-se pelo pequeno porte, folhas de dimensões reduzidas, frutos afilados na base, sementes pequenas e afiladas, pequeno rendimento e reduzida produção. Apresenta, no entanto, bebida de boa qualidade e baixo teor de cafeína nas sementes. Suas principais características são controladas pela ação de um par de alelos recessivos lrlr, de acentuado efeito pleiotrópico. Devido ao atual interesse do comércio por produto de baixo teor de cafeína, iniciaram-se pesquisas tendo em vista principalmente aumentar a produtividade do 'Laurina'. Para esse fim, realizaram-se numerosas hibridações de cafeeiros do 'Laurina' com os do 'Mundo Novo' (Coffea arabica e, posteriormente, retrocruzamentos com o 'Mundo Novo'. Estudaram-se as progênies F2 e retrocruzamentos com o 'Mundo Novo' (RC em Campinas, em um experimento, anotando-se as produções por oito anos consecutivos. Separaram-se algumas progênies F2 em dois grupos, antes do plantio: normais (LrLr,Lrlr e laurina (Irlr. Como testemunhas, usaram-se progênies do 'Mundo Novo' e 'Catuaí Amarelo' de C. arabica. O conjunto de plantas F2 do grupo laurina e os retrocruzamentos tiveram produção média maior do que as plantas F2 normais, porém menor do que as testemunhas. Alguns retrocruzamentos e progênies F2 apresentaram plantas com razoável produtividade, indicando que, através de retrocruzamentos com o 'Mundo Novo', podem-se obter novos tipos comerciais com as características morfológicas do 'Laurina'. Fizeram-se considerações sobre a melhor capacidade de combinação do 'Laurina' com algumas seleções do 'Mundo Novo'.The Laurina cultivars of Coffea arabica L. has a reduced plant size, small leaves, small and pointed seeds and low yield capacity. However the seeds have a good cup quality and the desirable characteristic of low caffeine content The Laurina phenotype is supposed to be controlled by a pair of recessive alleles lrlr, with

  6. Fontes e proporção de material orgânico para a produção de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes Sources and proportions of organic components for production of coffee tree seedling (Coffea arabica L.) in small plastic containers

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    Ricardo Dias; Benjamim de Melo; Marina de Alcântara Rufino; Daniel Lima Silveira; Tâmara Prado de Morais; Denise Garcia de Santana

    2009-01-01

    Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade das mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.) produzidas em tubetes com substrato artificial suplementado com fontes de material orgânico em diferentes proporções. O experimento foi conduzido sob delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial 3 x 6, com quatro repetições em parcelas formadas por seis tubetes. O primeiro fator correspondeu às fontes de material orgânico (esterco bovino, húmus de minhoca e cama de peru) e o segu...

  7. Características do cultivar iarana de coffea arabica The iarana cultivar of coffea arabica

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    A. Carvalho

    1975-01-01

    Full Text Available Misturas mecânicas de sementes de cafeeiros selecionados portadores de alelos individuais SH1, SH2 , SH3 , SH4 responsáveis pela resistência de Coffea arabica a grupos de raças fisiológicas de Hemileia vastatrix foram distribuídas aos lavradores com as denominações de cultivar iarana-C 73 e iarana-C 74. As sementes foram misturadas nas proporções, em peso, de 2:12:3:1 e 2:8:2:1, para os genotipos SH1SH1, SH2SH2 , SH3,SH3, e SH4SH4 , para os anos de 1973 e 1974, respectivamente. Todos os cafeeiros devem ser portadores dos alelos SH5SH5. A mistura foi distribuida em 1973, a 987 lavradores e, em 1974, a 463 lavradores de todas as regiões cafeeiras do Brasil. O iarana deverá ser plantado isoladamente do resto do cafezal em cada propriedade, para observação e seleção das plantas mais adaptadas para produção de sementes. As hibridações naturais que ocorrem entre plantas de diferentes genotipos darão origem a novas combinações genéticas portadoras de vários dos fatores genéticos, com espectro mais amplo de resistência às raças fisiológicas de H. vastatrix.Mechanical mixtures of seeds of selected plants of Coffea arabica carrying the dominant alleles SH1, SH2, SH3, and SH4 conditioning resistance to different races of Hemileia vastatrix were released to the growers as Iarana C 73 and Iarana C 74 cultivars. The seeds were mixed in the proportion of 2:12:3:1 and 2:8:2:1 for the genotypes SH1SH1, SH2SH2, SH2SH3 and SH4SH4 for 1973 and 1974 crops, respectively. The mixed seeds were distributed to 987 farmers in 1973 and 463 coffee farmers in 1974 from most of the coffee regions in Brazil. Iarana is to be planted in isolated plots for observation and selection of the more adapted plants for seed production. Natural hybridization between plants of different genotypes will give rise to new combinations with broader spectrum of resistance to physiological races of H. vastratrix.

  8. Indutores de resistência e os eventos bioquímicos de defesa do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.) contra Hemileia vastatrix

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    Toyota, Márcia

    2014-01-01

    A ferrugem alaranjada é uma das principais doenças do cafeeiro e, cada vez mais, buscam-se novas alternativas de controle dessa enfermidade que causem menores impactos ao homem e ambiente. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o efeito de produtos alternativos, como formulações à base de extratos vegetais e produtos comerciais, como fertilizantes foliares, no manejo da ferrugem do cafeeiro em condições de campo e mudas de cafeeiro, bem como caracterizar alguns mecanismos bioquímicos envolvido...

  9. Métodos de controle de plantas invasoras na cultura do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. e componentes da acidez do solo Weed control methods and soil acidity components in coffee plantation (Coffea arabica L.

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    Elifas Nunes Alcântara

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Em lavouras perenes, como na cultura do cafeeiro, o controle de plantas invasoras tem sido feito por meio de métodos manuais, mecanizados, químicos e associações destes. De modo geral, têm-se avaliado os diferentes métodos sob o ponto de vista de eficiência e de custo no controle das plantas invasoras; no entanto, a influência deles sobre as condições químicas do solo, praticamente, não tem sido estudada, principalmente a longo prazo. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes métodos de controle de plantas invasoras na cultura do cafeeiro sobre os componentes da acidez de um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico da região de São Sebastião do Paraíso, MG. Sete tratamentos de controle de plantas invasoras foram avaliados: roçadora (RÇ, grade (GR, enxada rotativa (RT, herbicida de pós-emergência (HC, herbicida de pré-emergência (HR, capina manual (CM e testemunha sem capina (SC, dispostos em blocos casualizados com três repetições. Amostras de solo, em cada tratamento, foram coletadas a cada dois anos, a partir de 1980, nas camadas de 0-0,15 e 0,15-0,30 m, para avaliação de pH, Al3+, acidez potencial (H + Al e saturação por Al3+ (m. O sistema HR aumentou o teor e a saturação por Al3+ e a acidez potencial e diminuiu o pH, quando comparado com os demais métodos de controle de plantas invasoras, principalmente com a testemunha (SC. O tratamento SC mostrou efeito contrário ao do HR, aumentando os valores de pH e diminuindo o teor de Al3+ e a saturação por Al3+, em ambas as camadas de solo. O RÇ foi o tratamento que mais se aproximou do SC, e os demais tratamentos, no geral, não apresentaram comportamento diferenciado.In perennial agriculture, such as coffee plantation, weeds are controlled by hand, mechanized, and chemical weeding and their combinations. Methods that differ in terms of efficiency and costs have been evaluated; however, the influence of these methods on the soil chemical conditions has

  10. Eficiência do Ethephon na uniformização e antecipação da maturação de frutos de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. e na qualidade da bebida Efficiency of Ethephon in the uniformization and anticipation of the maturation of coffee fruits( Coffea arabica L. and beverage quality

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    Gladyston Rodrigues Carvalho

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido na Fazenda Experimental da EPAMIG, em Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do Ethephon na antecipação e uniformização da maturação de frutos de cafeeiro e sua atuação na desfolha do mesmo e na qualidade da bebida. Foram utilizadas três cultivares de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. com diferentes épocas de maturação de frutos (precoce, média e tardia, na presença e ausência de Ethephon, na dosagem de 130 ml do produto comercial por 100 l de água. O delineamento estatístico utilizado foi em blocos casualizados com 4 repetições e 10 plantas por parcela, sendo úteis as 8 centrais. As aplicações foram realizadas quando se obteve índice de frutos no estádio de "cereja" próximo a 30%, considerando o terço superior, médio e inferior da planta. As características avaliadas foram: porcentagem de frutos no estádio de verde, verde-cana, cereja e seco, no momento da aplicação e em intervalos de 5 dias até a colheita, sendo esta realizada quando a porcentagem de frutos verdes foi igual ou menor que 5%; análise sensorial e química da bebida; classificação do produto final quanto ao tipo e porcentagem de desfolha, em ramos marcados no terço médio das plantas. Pelos resultados obtidos, verifica-se que o uso de Ethephon proporciona uma uniformidade e antecipação de 15 a 30 dias na maturação dos frutos do cafeeiro, mas não interfere na qualidade da bebida e nem na classificação do café, quando comparado com amostras que não receberam o produto e foram colhidas com a mesma porcentagem de café no estádio 'verde' (The experiment was conducted at the Experimental farm of the EPAMIG in Patrocinio, Minas Gerais, with the objective of evaluating the effect of etephon on the anticipation and uniformization of the coffee fruits maturation verifying, as well as on defoliation and beverage quality. Three cultivars of coffee (Coffea arabica with different times of fruit

  11. Differential regulation of caffeine metabolism in Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta).

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    Perrois, Charlène; Strickler, Susan R; Mathieu, Guillaume; Lepelley, Maud; Bedon, Lucie; Michaux, Stéphane; Husson, Jwanro; Mueller, Lukas; Privat, Isabelle

    2015-01-01

    Caffeine is a metabolite of great economic importance, especially in coffee, where it influences the sensorial and physiological impacts of the beverage. Caffeine metabolism in the Coffea species begins with the degradation of purine nucleotides through three specific N-methyltransferases: XMT, MXMT and DXMT. A comparative analysis was performed to clarify the molecular reasons behind differences in caffeine accumulation in two Coffea species, namely Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta. Three different genes encoding N-methyltransferase were amplified in the doubled haploid Coffea canephora: CcXMT1, CcMXMT1 and CcDXMT. Six genes were amplified in the haploid Coffea arabica: CaXMT1, CaXMT2, CaMXMT1, CaMXMT2, CaDXMT1, and CaDXMT2. A complete phylogenic analysis was performed to identify specific key amino acids defining enzymatic function for each protein identified. Furthermore, a quantitative gene-expression analysis was conducted on leaves and on maturing coffee beans, simultaneously analyzing caffeine content. In the different varieties analyzed, caffeine accumulation is higher in leaves than in the coffee bean maturation period, higher in Robusta than in Arabica. In Robusta, CcXMT1 and CcDXMT gene expressions are predominant and transcriptional activity is higher in leaves than in maturing beans, and is highly correlated to caffeine accumulation. In Arabica, the CaXMT1 expression level is high in leaves and CaDXMT2 as well to a lesser extent, while global transcriptional activity is weak during bean maturation, suggesting that the transcriptional control of caffeine-related genes differs within different organs and between Arabica and Robusta. These findings indicate that caffeine accumulation in Coffea species has been modulated by a combination of differential transcriptional regulation and genome evolution.

  12. Phenotypic Diversity in the Hararge Coffee ( Coffea arabica L ...

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    Phenotypic Diversity in the Hararge Coffee ( Coffea arabica L) Germplasm for Quantitative Traits. ... East African Journal of Sciences ... A field experiment was conducted at Awada Agricultural Research Sub-Center, Ethiopia, to study the magnitude of phenotypic diversity among Hararge coffee (Coffea arabica L.) germplasm ...

  13. Avaliação de produtividade de progênies de cafeeiro em dois sistemas de plantio Yield evaluation of coffee plant (Coffea arabica L. progenies in two tillage systems

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    Gladyston Rodrigues Carvalho

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho analisar a influência do sistema de plantio (adensado e convencional e a produtividade de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L., resultantes do cruzamento de Catuaí Vermelho IAC 99 com Mundo Novo IAC 379-19. Foram utilizadas 29 progênies, na 4ª geração por autofecundação do 2º retrocruzamento de Catuaí Vermelho com Mundo Novo desenvolvidas pelo programa de Melhoramento Genético do Cafeeiro em Minas Gerais, coordenado pela EPAMIG. Utilizou-se como testemunha 13 cultivares, Topázio MG-1189 e 1189 SL, Catuaí Vermelho IAC-15, IAC-99 e IAC-144, Catuaí Amarelo MG-17, Rubi MG-1192 e 1192SL, Acaiá Cerrado MG-1474 e 1474 SL, Mundo Novo IAC379-19, IAC-376-4 e 376-4 SL. O experimento foi instalado na Fazenda Experimental da EPAMIG, em São Sebastião do Paraíso, MG em janeiro de 1996 no espaçamento de 3,50 x 1,00 m (sistema convencional e 1,80 x 0,60 m (sistema adensado. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, sendo os tratamentos compostos por 42 progênies/cultivares com três repetições e seis plantas por parcela com a análise de variância, em parcelas subdivididas, onde cada biênio (agrupamento de colheita foi considerado como uma subparcela. Avaliou-se a produção de grãos em sacas de 60 kg de café beneficiado/ha. Verificou-se nos resultados que a produtividade inicial no sistema adensado foi maior que no sistema convencional, porém com base no desenvolvimento das plantas essa diferença tendeu a diminuir. Para ambos os sistemas de plantio, pode-se utilizar qualquer uma das cultivares uma vez que as mesmas comportaram-se de forma semelhante. As cultivares utilizadas como testemunha que apresentaram as maiores produtividades foram Topázio MG-1189 e 1189 SL, Rubi MG-1192 e 1192SL, Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 e IAC 144 e Mundo Novo IAC-376-4 e 376-4SL.The present work was carried out in order to analyze the planting system (high and low plant stand influence on coffee trees (Coffea

  14. Taxonomia de Coffea arabica L.: III - Coffea arabica L. var. anormalis

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    C. A. Krug

    1950-01-01

    Full Text Available A espécie Coffea arabica L. é polimorfa ; vinte e cinco variedades e quatro formas já se acham descritas. As formas homozigotas para fatores genéticos novos estão sendo descritas como variedades, não se considerando como tais as numerosas recombinações, obtidas no decurso dos trabalhos relativos à genética dessa espécie. Em 1938, observou-se, na Estação Experimental Central de Campinas, uma nova variação de café, caraterizada por fôlhas e ramificação anormais. Essa variação foi encontrada na progênie correspondente à segunda geração de um cafeeiro normal, o que faz supor que se tenha originado por mutação. A progênie obtida pela autofecundação artificial das flores dessa variação revelou ser esta heterozigota para um par de fatôres genéticos que ainda não havia sido descrito na espécie C. arabica. A forma homozigota para êsse fator genético constitui a nova variedade anormalis, descrita no presente trabalho. Seus caracteres são comparados com os da variedade typica. A ramificação do anormalis é bastante anormal, havendo excesso de ramos ortotrópicos. Também é anormal a ramificação lateral. As fôlhas são extremamente variáveis quanto à forma e tamanho, mostrando-se ora com dois ou mais ápices, ora recortadas a diferentes profundidades ou até mesmo na base do pecíolo. O número de fôlhas por verticilo varia de 1 a 4 ; as estipulas interpeciolares são grandes, irregulares e em número de duas. As flores mostram anomalias em tôdas as suas partes. Os frutos são de tamanho normal e com disco pouco mais desenvolvido do que na var. typica ; as sementes do tipo "concha" ocorrem com frequência elevada. Outra variação semelhante ao anormalis foi encontrada no município de Avaré, onde também provavelmente apareceu por mutação. As provas genéticas até agora realizadas parecem indicar que se trata da mutação do mesmo fator genético que determina os caracteres do anormalis encontrado em

  15. Alterações morfofisiológicas em folhas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. consorciado com seringueira (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. Morphophysiological alternations in leaves of Cofeea arabica L. plants in consort with Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.

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    Erivaldo Alves do Nascimento

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo da seringueira em monocultivo ou consorciada com cafeeiro surge como alternativa promissora e uma opção para os cafeeicultores frente às constantes oscilações da produção e do mercado. Porém, a produtividade de ambas as culturas é fortemente afetada pelas variações climáticas e pelo sistema de cultivo adotado. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da variação dos fatores do clima e dos sistemas de cultivo sobre as trocas gasosas, eficiência fotoquímica do fotossistema II (FV/FM e anatomia foliar do cafeeiro. Foram estudados quatro sistemas de cultivo: café em monocultivo (C, três fileiras de cafeeiros a cada fileira dupla de seringueira (SSCCCSS, uma fileira de cafeeiros a cada fileira de seringueira (SCS e três plantas de café a cada planta de seringueira na mesma fileira (SCSCS. As plantas dos sistemas (SSCCCSS, (SCS e (SCSCS apresentaram os menores valores de taxas fotossintéticas (A, condutância estomática (gs, transpiração (E e maiores valores para a razão Fv/Fm. As plantas de café em (C apresentaram médias superiores de espessura dos parênquimas paliçádico e lacunoso, do limbo foliar, além de maior índice estomático em relação aos demais sistemas de cultivo, apresentando, dessa forma, plasticidade anatômica para a espécie, quando comparada às plantas de sol e sombreadas pela seringueira.One alternative to reduce the effects of the production instability and of the insecurity of world budget over coffee growers is the cultivation of rubber tree intercropped with coffee. However, the productivity of both cultures is affected strongly by the climatic variations and for the crop system. The objective of this research was to perform evaluations of gas exchanges, chlorophyll fluorescence (Fv/Fm ratio and leaf anatomy of coffee trees in cropped in different systems with rubber tree and environment. Four intercropping systems were studied as described: full sun coffee (C, three coffee

  16. Caffeine content of Ethiopian Coffea arabica beans

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    Maria Bernadete Silvarolla

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available The coffee germplasm bank of the Instituto Agronômico de Campinas has many Coffea arabica accessions from Ethiopia, which is considered the primary center of genetic diversity in coffee plants. An evaluation of the caffeine content of beans from 99 progenies revealed intra- and inter-progeny variability. In 68 progenies from the Kaffa region we found caffeine values in the range 0.46-2.82% (mean 1.18%, and in 22 progenies from Illubabor region these values ranged from 0.42 to 2.90% (mean 1.10%. This variability could be exploited in a breeding program aimed at producing beans with low-caffeine content.O banco de germoplasma de café do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas contém grande número de introduções de Coffea arabica provenientes da Etiópia, considerada centro de diversidade genética desta espécie. A avaliação dos teores de cafeína nas sementes de 99 progênies revelou a presença de variabilidade entre e dentro das progênies, de acordo com a região de origem das introduções. Entre as 68 progênies da região de Kaffa encontraram-se valores de cafeína entre 0.46 e 2.82% (média 1.18% e entre as 22 progênies de Illubabor obtiveram-se plantas cujos teores de cafeína variaram de 0.42 a 2.90% (média 1.10%. A variabilidade aqui relatada poderá ser explorada na produção de uma variedade de café com baixos teores de cafeína nas sementes.

  17. DIRECT AND INDIRECT SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS ON ARABICA COFFEE (Coffea arabica

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    Meynarti Sari Dewi Ibrahim

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Propagation of Coffea arabica L. through direct and indirect somatic embryogenesis technique is promising for producing large number of coffee seedlings. The objectives of the research were to evaluate methods for direct and indirect somatic embryo-genesis induction of C. arabica var. Kartika. The explants were the youngest fully expanded leaves of arabica coffee. The evalu-ated medium was modified Murashige and Skoog (MS medium supplemented with a combination of 2.26 µM 2,4-D + 4.54 or 9.08 µM thidiazuron; 4.52 µM 2,4-D + 4.54 or 9.08 µM thidiazuron; or 9.04 µM 2,4-D + 9.08 µM thidiazuron. Both calli (100 mg and pre-embryos developed from the edge of leaf explants were subcultured into regeneration medium (half strength MS with modified vitamin, supplemented with kinetine 9.30 µM and adenine sulfate 40 mg L-1. The results showed coffee leaf explant cultured on medium containing 2.26 µM 2,4-D + 4.54 or 9.08 µM thidiazuron to induce direct somatic embriogenesis from explant, while that of 4.52 or 9.04 µM 2,4-D + 9.08 µM thidiazuron to induced indirect somatic embrio-genesis. The medium for calli induction from coffee by explants was medium supplemented with 4.52 or 9.04 µM 2,4-D in combination with 9.08 µM thidiazuron. On the other hand, the best medium for activation of induction of somatic embryos was MS medium supplemented with 9.04 µM 2,4-D + 9.08 µM thidiazuron. Based on this results, the first step for developing micropropagation for coffee has been resolved. The subsequent studies will be directed to evaluate agronomic performance of the derived planting materials.

  18. Genética de Coffea XXIV - Mutantes de Coffea arabica procedemtes da Etiópia Genetics of Coffea XXIV - Mutants of Coffea arabica from ethiopia

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    Alcides Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Vários conjuntos de mudas de café da Etiópia foram recebidos em Campinas em 1952 e 1953, através do Departamento de Agricultura dos Estados Unidos da América do Norte. Entre êsses cafeeiros foram observadas diversas variações, as quais vêm sendo analisadas sob os aspectos morfológico e genético. Verificou-se que o café recebido com a denominação de Eritrean Moca não é um híbrido da variedade mokka de Coffea arabica, mas intientifica-se com o mutante semper-florens e é homozigoto para o par de alelos sfsf. Pelas hibridações realizadas com a variedade murta notou-se que o alelo t, que caracteriza o café Bourbon, é freqüente no material provindo da Etiópia, embora também af ocorram plantas da variedade typica de constituição TTNaNa. Apesar de ainda não se terem identificado os alelos responsáveis pela variedade abyssinica, observou-se que alguns lotes de mudas são típicos dessa variedade e trazem os alelos TT, enquanto em outros nota-se segregação para plantas abyssinica menos características e estas, com freqüência, trazem os alelos tt. Quanto à côr dos brotos, pode-se concluir que o alelo br ocorre com bastante freqüência no material recebido e o alelo Br, em escala menor. Um novo alelo semi-erecta, recessivo, foi encontrado em plantas da Etiópia. Nos mesmos conjuntos também ocorrem plantas com tipo de ramificação semi-erecta não muito característica, provavelmente controlada por outros fatores genéticos. Observaram-se também cafeeiros com frutos e sementes grandes (macrocarpa nada se sabendo, todavia, a respeito de sua constituição genética. Plantas com cálice pouco desenvolvido foram notadas mais freqüentemente nos lotes de café Agaro e Cioiccie. Êste característico não è condicionado pelo alelo sd, da variedade goiaba, tendo-se apenas verificado uma interação entre os dois fatôres responsáveis pelo desenvolvimento foliar do cálice. Alguns conjuntos encerram plantas resistentes

  19. Fontes e proporção de material orgânico para a produção de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes Sources and proportions of organic components for production of coffee tree seedling (Coffea arabica L. in small plastic containers

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    Ricardo Dias

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade das mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. produzidas em tubetes com substrato artificial suplementado com fontes de material orgânico em diferentes proporções. O experimento foi conduzido sob delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial 3 x 6, com quatro repetições em parcelas formadas por seis tubetes. O primeiro fator correspondeu às fontes de material orgânico (esterco bovino, húmus de minhoca e cama de peru e o segundo, suas proporções (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100% no substrato artificial (BioPlant-café fertilizado com osmocote® (NPK 15-09-12. As características avaliadas foram: altura da muda, diâmetro de caule, número de pares de folhas, área foliar e massa seca da parte aérea e do sistema radicular. Pode-se concluir que o húmus de minhoca adicionado ao substrato artificial na proporção de 80% ou em uso exclusivo (100% aumentou a área foliar das mudas de cafeeiro e, como conseqüência proporcionou um maior acúmulo de massa seca da parte aérea. O uso de esterco bovino (acima de 30% e a cama de peru não alterou ou reduziu as características vegetativas das mudas de cafeeiro (altura da muda, diâmetro de caule, número de pares de folhas e área foliar e diminuiu o acúmulo de massa seca.This work aimed to evaluate the quality of coffee seedlings (Coffea arabica L. produced in small plastic containers with artificial substrate supplemented with sources of organic components in different proportions. The experiment was carried out using the randomized block design, in a 3 x 6 factorial structure, with four replications in plots composed of small plastic containers. The first factor corresponded to the sources (cattle manure, earthworm casting, and turkey manure and the second to the proportions (0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100% in the artificial substrate (BioPlant-café® fertilized with osmocote® (NPK 15-09-12. The characteristics evaluated were

  20. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XXXVIII. Observações sobre progênies do cultivar Mundo-Novo de Coffea arabica na estação experimental de Mococa Coffee breeding: XXXVIII-observation on progenies of the Mundo-Novo cultivars of Coffea arabica in the Mococa experimental station

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    Túlio R. Rocha

    1980-01-01

    Full Text Available Os dados analisados no experimento localizado em Mococa sobre a produtividade de 112 progênies dos cultivares Mundo-Novo S1 e S2, Bourbon-Amarelo, BourbonVermelho e Caturra-Vermelho de Coffea arabica no período de 1955 a 1971, indicaram que as de Mundo-Novo S1, de prefixos MP 474, MP 502, MP 469, MP 492 e MP 475, revelaram-se como as mais produtivas, assemelhando-se a algumas progênies 'Mundo--Novo' S2. Dentre estas, destacou-se a de prefixo MP 388-6, que atingiu o nível mais elevado de produção do experimento. As progênies de 'Mundo-Novo', em conjunto, produziram 44% a mais do que as de Bourbon-Amarelo e, estas, 60% a mais do que as de Bourbon-Vermelho e Caturra-Vermelho. A altura e o diâmetro da copa atingiram valores médios mais elevados para as progênies de 'Mundo-Novo'. Verificaram-se correlações positivas e altamente significativas entre altura média da planta e diâmetro médio da copa com a produção das progênies. As progênies mais produtivas revelaram rendimento (relação entre peso de café maduro e beneficiado de aproximadamente 6,0 e porcentagem de sementes normais, do tipo chato, acima de 80. Quanto ao tamanho das sementes do tipo chato, duas progênies 'Mundo-Novo' S1, MP 474 e MP 452, apresentaram peneira média maior, permi-tindo seleção de plantas com essa característica e com elevada produção.Coffee progenies of the Mundo-Novo cultivars of Coffea arabica were studied in an experiment located at the Mococa Experimental Station of the Instituto Agronômico in comparison with Bourbon-Amarelo, Bourbon-Vermelho and Caturra-Vermelho cultivars of the same species. During a period of 17 consecutive cropping years (1955-1971, Mundo-Novo yielded approximately 44% more than Bourbon-Amarelo and this cultivars yielded 60% more than Bourbon-Vermelho and Caturra-Vermelho. Among the 89 S1 'Mundo-Novo' progenies, MP 474, MP 502, MP 469, MP 492 and MP 475 yielded as much as the two best 'Mundo-Novo' S2 progenies. Greater

  1. Structural features of acelated galactomannans from green Coffea arabica Beans

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    Oosterveld, A.; Coenen, G.J.; Vermeulen, N.C.B.; Voragen, A.G.J.; Schols, H.A.

    2004-01-01

    Polysaccharides were extracted from green Coffea arabica beans with water (90 °C, 1 h). Galactomannans were isolated from the water extract using preparative anion-exchange chromatography. Almost all of the galactomannans eluted in two neutral populations, while almost all of the arabinogalactans

  2. The economic value of coffee (Coffea arabica) genetic resources

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    Hein, L.G.; Gatzweiler, F.

    2006-01-01

    Whereas the economic value of genetic diversity is widely recognized there are, to date, relatively few experiences with the actual valuation of genetic resources. This paper presents an analysis of the economic value of Coffea arabica genetic resources contained in Ethiopian highland forests. The

  3. In vitro propagation of the new disease resistant Coffea arabica ...

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    Conventional propagation methods do not provide enough planting materials, hence the need to develop alternative methods. The objective of this study was to develop an effective in ... This protocol opens new prospects for massive propagation of Batian in nine months. Keywords: Batian, somatic embryo, Coffea arabica

  4. Quantification of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta in roasted and ground coffee blends.

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    Cagliani, Laura Ruth; Pellegrino, Gloria; Giugno, Graziella; Consonni, Roberto

    2013-03-15

    This study reports direct quantification of arabica in roasted and ground coffee blends of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta. (1)H-NMR analysis of water extracts of coffee blends were combined with multivariate statistical analysis to obtain an OPLS model with high predictive capability. This approach allowed to evaluate the composition of coffee blends of unknown arabica and robusta content, on the basis of multiple chemical components. Differences in geographical origin of the analyzed samples did not affected the compositional determination of coffee blends. This approach represents a valid tool in authentication procedures of arabica and robusta blends of roasted and ground coffee. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Avaliação e seleção de progênies F3 de cafeeiros de porte baixo com o gene SH3 de resistência a Hemileia vastatrix Berk. et Br. Evaluation and selection of Coffea arabica F3 progenies with low height and the leaf-rust SH3 resistence gene

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    Albano Silva da Conceição

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar e selecionar progênies F3 de cafeeiros de porte baixo com o gene SH3 de resistência à ferrugem, foram estudadas 36 progênies de cafeeiros tipo arábica (Coffea arabica L. , em geração F3, resultantes dos cruzamentos dirigidos entre as cultivares Catuaí Vermelho IAC 46 e Catuaí Vermelho IAC 81 com o acesso IAC 1110 (BA-10. Esse último, originário da Índia, é fonte dos genes SH2SH3 que conferem resistência a Hemileia vastatrix. O experimento, estabelecido em 1988 no Centro Experimental do Instituto Agronômico, em Campinas (SP, no delineamento experimental em blocos ao acaso com seis repetições, duas plantas por parcela e no espaçamento 3,0 x 1,8 m, utilizou como testemunha a cultivar Catuaí Vermelho IAC 81, totalizando 37 tratamentos. Avaliaram-se no campo, a produção de café (média de sete colheitas, vigor vegetativo, resistência à ferrugem, porte da planta, coloração das folhas novas e maturação dos frutos. Os frutos das plantas mais produtivas foram analisados em laboratório quanto ao rendimento, tipos de sementes, peneira média e massa de 1000 grãos. A análise da variância dos dados de produção das progênies evidenciou que houve diferenças significativas entre as progênies, ao nível de 1% de probabilidade, pelo teste F. Foram selecionadas 11 progênies com média superior à testemunha e dentro dessas, 39 cafeeiros. Das 25 progênies restantes foram selecionados mais 15 cafeeiros produtivos e resistentes ao agente da ferrugem. Desses 54 cafeeiros, foram selecionados os 18 que apresentaram peneira média acima de 15,5 e maior freqüência de grãos normais do tipo chato. As progênies dessas plantas selecionadas foram avaliadas na geração F4, em fase de mudas, quando se verificou que dez delas estavam em homozigoze para porte baixo. Com as 18 plantas, o Programa de Melhoramento do Café, no IAC, terá continuidade como progênies F4, visando à obtenção de nova cultivar de

  6. Volatile compounds profiles in unroasted Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora beans from different countries

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    Daniel KNYSAK

    Full Text Available Abstract Aroma is the most important factor in assessing the quality of coffee. The volatile compounds profile could be very important to confirm the authenticity of Coffea arabica. The study was carried out on two species of unroasted coffee beans: Coffea arabica from Colombia and Nepal and Coffea robusta from Uganda and Vietnam. Both Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora were imported to the country of analysis approximately 5 months prior to the research. Before the analysis, the coffee beans were kept in a sealed, dark container, at 21 °C. The tests were performed using an electronic nose. Its functioning is based on gas chromatography with two columns of different polarities in parallel and with 2 ultra sensitive Flame Ionization Detectors (FID. With multivariate statistics – Principal Components Analysis – it was possible to reduce the number of links and present them in two dimensions, which allowed for the unambiguous identification and assignment of samples to a particular species of coffee. By using an electronic nose, one can distinguish and group unroasted coffee beans’ flavours depending on the country of origin and species.

  7. Antioxidant effect of Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica L) blended with ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the antioxidant activity of Coffea Arabica L in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed C57BL/6J mice. Methods: A decoction of Arabian coffee blended with or without cardamom or cloves was orally administered to HFD-fed C57BL/6J mice for a period of 60 days. At the end of the treatment, blood and tissue samples ...

  8. Antioxidant effect of Arabian coffee ( Coffea arabica L) blended with ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the antioxidant activity of Coffea Arabica L in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed C57BL/6J mice. Methods: A decoction of Arabian coffee blended with or without cardamom or cloves was orally administered to HFD-fed C57BL/6J mice for a period of 60 days. At the end of the treatment, blood and tissue samples ...

  9. Development of microsatellite markers for identifying Brazilian Coffea arabica varieties

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    Elisa S.N. Vieira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsatellite markers, also known as SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats, have proved to be excellent tools for identifying variety and determining genetic relationships. A set of 127 SSR markers was used to analyze genetic similarity in twenty five Coffea arabica varieties. These were composed of nineteen commercially important Brazilians and six interspecific hybrids of Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora and Coffea liberica. The set used comprised 52 newly developed SSR markers derived from microsatellite enriched libraries, 56 designed on the basis of coffee SSR sequences available from public databases, 6 already published, and 13 universal chloroplast microsatellite markers. Only 22 were polymorphic, these detecting 2-7 alleles per marker, an average of 2.5. Based on the banding patterns generated by polymorphic SSR loci, the set of twenty-five coffee varieties were clustered into two main groups, one composed of only Brazilian varieties, and the other of interspecific hybrids, with a few Brazilians. Color mutants could not be separated. Clustering was in accordance with material genealogy thereby revealing high similarity.

  10. Trocas gasosas de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. e seringueiras (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. em diferentes sistemas de cultivo na região de larvas, MG Gas exchange in coffe (Coffea arabica L. and rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg. in different crop systems in lavras, MG

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    Cláudio Roberto Meira de Oliveira

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available O uso de sistemas de cultivo agrícola que favorecem a conservação dos recursos naturais e a diversidade de produção representa uma alternativa para produtores que visam menores custos em uma produção sustentável. Dentre esses sistemas de cultivo, destaca-se o sistema de consórcio entre cafeeiros e seringueiras, que tem sido estudado na região sul de Minas Gerais. Nesse contexto, avaliaram-se características de trocas gasosas, fluorescência da clorofila e relações hídricas de cafeeiros e seringueiras, em monocultivo e consórcio, na fase de implantação dos cultivos, com o objetivo de verificar o comportamento dessas espécies em diferentes sistemas de cultivo. Os resultados apontaram que um ambiente caracterizado por níveis de radiação e temperatura menores favorece as trocas gasosas do cafeeiro, enquanto maior disponibilidade hídrica e valores elevados de radiação são favoráveis ao desenvolvimento da seringueira quando em sistemas consorciados.Crop systems that improve conservation of natural resources and diversity of production is a promising practice for farmers seeking low costs and a sustainable agriculture. The coffee - rubber tree intercropping has been studied in the south of Minas Gerais - Brazil. Within this context, the objective of this work was to evaluate the characteristics gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence and water relations of coffee and rubber tree in both intercropping and monocroping systems, in the early stage of the plantation establishment. The results showed that the reduction in radiation levels and temperature promote gas exchange increase in coffee, while higher photosynthetic radiation values and soil water availability are favorable to rubber tree in intercropping systems.

  11. Development of microsatellite markers for identifying Brazilian Coffea arabica varieties

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    2010-01-01

    Microsatellite markers, also known as SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats), have proved to be excellent tools for identifying variety and determining genetic relationships. A set of 127 SSR markers was used to analyze genetic similarity in twenty five Coffea arabica varieties. These were composed of nineteen commercially important Brazilians and six interspecific hybrids of Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora and Coffealiberica. The set used comprised 52 newly developed SSR markers derived from microsatellite enriched libraries, 56 designed on the basis of coffee SSR sequences available from public databases, 6 already published, and 13 universal chloroplast microsatellite markers. Only 22 were polymorphic, these detecting 2-7 alleles per marker, an average of 2.5. Based on the banding patterns generated by polymorphic SSR loci, the set of twenty-five coffee varieties were clustered into two main groups, one composed of only Brazilian varieties, and the other of interspecific hybrids, with a few Brazilians. Color mutants could not be separated. Clustering was in accordance with material genealogy thereby revealing high similarity. PMID:21637425

  12. An EST-based analysis identifies new genes and reveals distinctive gene expression features of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora

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    Mondego, J.M.C.; Vidal, R.O.; Carazzolle, M.F.; Tokuda, E.K.; Parizzi, L.P.; Costa, G.G.L.; Pereira, L.F.P.; Andrade, A.C.; Colombo, C.A.; Vieira, L.G.E.; Pereira, G.A.G.; Kuramae, E.E.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Coffee is one of the world’s most important crops; it is consumed worldwide and plays a significant role in the economy of producing countries. Coffea arabica and C. canephora are responsible for 70 and 30% of commercial production, respectively. C. arabica is an allotetraploid from a

  13. Quality of the surface of Coffea arabica wood

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    Pedro Paulo de Carvalho Braga

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The wood of Coffea arabica L. is considered a a residue of the coffee industry and is widely used as a source of energy. Few studies have shown other destinations such as the manufacture of small objects and furniture with rustic design. The objective of this work was to find the best fit in cutting speed during machining planer trowel the wood of Coffea arabica, taking into consideration the quality of the machined surface. The wood from the Coffea arabica came from an 15 years planting, spacing 3 x 2 m, of the municipality of Machado / MG. The tree was pruned, unfolded and flattened, in order for getting cut-proof of 30 mm thick, with variables length and width. The machining tests were performed at the Laboratory of Wood Machining (DCF / UFLA, varying the cutting speed in plane trowel. The qualification of the machined surface was performed by the feed per tooth (fz, visual analysis (ASTM D 1666-87 and roughness Ra and Rz. It was used a completely randomized design with 30 repetitions. We conducted the analysis of variance test and the average of Scott-Knott, at 5% significance level. It was calculated the percentage of marks obtained for the feed per tooth. The results showed that the quality of machined surface with cutting speeds of 19 and 21 m∙s-1 and forward speed of 6 m∙min-1 were satisfactory with small surveys of fiber and low values of feed per tooth ( fz and roughness Ra and Rz.

  14. Modelo agrometeorológico de estimativa do início da florada plena do cafeeiro Agrometeorological model for estimating the beginning of the flowering period for coffee crop (Coffea arabica L.

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    Aline Oliveira Zacharias

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    Full Text Available Observações efetuadas em cafeeiros adultos, em diferentes condições tropicais do Brasil, revelam que as gemas florais completam a maturação e entram em dormência, ficando prontas para a antese, quando o somatório da evapotranspiração potencial (ETp, a partir de abril, atinge cerca de 350 mm. O objetivo deste trabalho foi parametrizar e validar um modelo agrometeorológico de estimativa do início da fase da floração plena do cafeeiro arábica para as condições do Estado de São Paulo. Anotações fenológicas do café arábica, cultivares Mundo Novo e Catuaí, em fase adulta, foram obtidas de arquivos do Instituto Agronômico (IAC, referentes a duas regiões do Estado, Campinas e Mococa, no período de 1993 a 2005. Como indicador do fator térmico, relacionado com a fenologia do cafeeiro, considerou-se inicialmente o valor sugerido de 350 mm relativo ao somatório decendial de ETp, a partir de abril, e a quantidade mínima de chuva de 10 mm no decêndio, necessária para que as gemas maduras sejam induzidas à antese conforme o modelo original. Consideraram-se, também, outros valores de ETp e de graus-dia (GD e também de chuva mínima (1 a 10mm. O modelo agrometeorológico parametrizado, que considera os valores acumulados de ETp (335 mm ou de GD (1579 para as gemas florais atingirem a maturação e um mínimo de 7 mm de chuva para quebrar a dormência das gemas maduras, apresentou melhor capacidade de indicar a época da plena floração do cafeeiro arábica, com erros de estimativa inferiores ao do modelo original.Phenological observations made in adult coffee crops, under tropical conditions of Brazil, indicated that flowering buds complete the maturation and reach to the dormancy of the buds, being ready for the main flowering when the accumulated value of potential evapotranspiration (ETp, starting from April, reaches about 350 mm and a minimum amount of rainfall of 10 mm is necessary so that the mature buds are induced to

  15. O dimorfismo dos ramos em Coffea arabica L.

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    A. Carvalho

    1950-06-01

    principal da planta ; (às vêzes também aí ocorrem gemas de um terceiro tipo, que dão origem a inflorescências; e as axilas das fôlhas dos ramos plagiotrópicos sòmente encerram gemas que dão nascimento a ramos plagiotrópicos ou a inflorescências, mas nunca a ramos ortotrópicos ; em algumas combinações genéticas, as gemas de inflorescências não se desenvolvem, sendo intensa a produção de ramos laterais secundários na época normal de florescimento do cafeeiro. Foram feitas várias combinações de enxertos, verificando-se que não há mudanças no hábito de crescimento dos ramos. A diferenciação dos ramos plagiotrópicos revelou ser permanente e imutável. O mesmo fenômeno se verifica em estacas enraizadas. Depois de se mencionar a variabilidade do ângulo que os ramos laterais formam com a haste principal, fêz-se referência especial à variedade erecta de Coffea arabica, que constitui uma mutação dominante em relação ao tipo normal, caraterizando-se por possuir ramos laterais verticais. As experiências de enxertia revelaram que, mesmo nesta variação, persiste o dimorfismo, pois as plantas obtidas pela enxertia de ramos laterais só formam arbustos baixos, apesar de os ramos crescerem em sentido vertical. Também aqui, para se obter uma planta enxertada erecta normal, é preciso enxertar a extremidade de um ramo ponteiro. Foram citadas algumas hipóteses que talvez expliquem êsse fenômeno. Chamou-se a atenção para o fato de a diferenciação já se processar nas gemas, apesar de os dois tipos de gemas vegetativas coexistirem, como acontece nas axilas das fôlhas, ao longo da haste principal.Dimorphism has been noted to occur in the branches of various plant genera such as Gossypium, Theobroma, Hedera, Musa, Araucária, Castilla and also in Coffea. This phenomenon is characterised by a somatic differentiation, which is usually of a permanent nature and can be propagated vegetatively . With Coffea, this dimorphism is characterised by

  16. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XXXI - Ensaio de populações F2 de híbridos entre cultivares de Coffea arabica Coffee breeding: XXXI - Results of a field trial comprising several F2 populations derived from hybridization between cultivars of Coffea arabica

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    A. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available São apresentados dados referentes à produção de café cereja em seis anos consecutivos, de um ensaio em que seis populações F2 derivadas dos cultivares 'Mundo Novo', 'Bourbon Amarelo', 'Bourbon Vermelho', 'Caturra Amarelo' e 'Caturra Vermelho' são analisadas. Duas populações destacaram-se pela produtividade e tipo de planta, e alguns de seus representantes foram escolhidos para estudo da F3 e prosseguimento do plano de melhoramento. Dessas populações a mais promissora corresponde à F2 da hibridação entre a planta CP 374-19 de 'Mundo Novo' e CJ 24-6 de 'Bourbon Amarelo'. Analisaram-se as variações da produção em cada um dos seis anos consecutivos, separadamente e em conjunto, e também os dados referentes à produção acumulada de dois e quatro primeiros anos, a fim de compará-los com os dados de produção total dos seis anos de produções consecutivas. Os resultados mostram que a classificação das populações depois do quarto ano é bastante semelhante à obtida após a análise de seis anos de produção. A análise das plantas individuais mostrou que nas populações F2 estudadas é bastante reduzida a proporção de cafeeiros valiosos para prosseguimento da seleção.The existence of several major genetic factors affecting important agronomic characteristics has led the coffee breeders to use them in their breeding program. The gene Ct (reduced growth and xc (yellow pericarp and better out-turn have been used rather extensively in an attempt to reduce the height of the 'Bourbon Amarelo' and improve the out-turn of the 'Mundo Novo' cultivars. Some data of a series of hybrids between 'Bourbon Amarelo', 'Caturra Amarelo', 'Caturra Vermelho', 'Bourbon Vermelho' and 'Mundo Novo' are discussed in the present paper. As expected, due to the origin of these cultivars, the F2 generation showed little genetic variation. Some of the new recombinants carrying the desirable major genetic factors, were shown to be inferior to the

  17. Gene introgression into Coffea arabica by way of triploid hybrids (C. arabica x C. canephora).

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    Herrera, J C; Combes, M C; Cortina, H; Alvarado, G; Lashermes, P

    2002-12-01

    Interspecific triploid hybrid plants between the tetraploid species Coffea arabica L. and the diploid species C. canephora P. were backcrossed to C. arabica. Although characterised by a low production and an important fruit dropping, all attempted crosses (ie, 6) generated BC(1) progenies. Flow cytometric analysis of the nuclear DNA content revealed that most of the BC1 individuals were nearly tetraploid. Among the male gametes produced by the interspecific triploid hybrids, those presenting a high number of chromosomes appeared strongly favoured. Only pollen mother cells having nearly 22 chromosomes were effective, the others leading to deficient endosperm and fruit dropping. Molecular markers (ie, microsatellite and AFLP) combined with evaluations of morphological characteristics and resistance to leaf rust were applied to verify the occurrence of gene transfer from C. canephora into C. arabica, and to estimate the amount of introgression present in BC(1) individuals. The results reveal a strong deficiency in the C. canephroa alleles indicating a severe counter-selection against the introgression of genetic material from C. canephora into C. arabica by way of triploid hybrids. However, introgressants displaying desirable traits such as a high resistance to leaf rust were obtained. The low level of introgression could be an advantage by facilitating the recovery of the recurrent parent and possibly reducing the number of required backcrosses. On the other hand, this could be a limitation when attempting the transfer of a complex trait or several simply inherited traits.

  18. Porta-enxertos afetando o crescimento e a produção de plantas de Coffea Arabica L. Rootstocks affecting the growth and yeld of Coffea Arabica L.

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    Marcelo Antonio Tomaz

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    Full Text Available O crescimento e a produção de plantas de C. arabica, em função do porta-enxerto, foi avaliado em condições de campo, em Paula Cândido - MG. Utilizaram-se como enxerto quatro genótipos de C. arabica: as variedades Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 e Oeiras MG 6851 e as progênies H 419-10-3-1-5 e H 514-5-5-3, e, como porta-enxerto, três genótipos de Coffea canephora Pierre ex A.Froenher: Apoatã LC 2258, Conilon Muriaé-1, sementes oriundas de um campo de recombinação entre os clones de variedade Robustão Capixaba (EMCAPA 8141 e o genótipo de C. arabica: Mundo Novo IAC 376-4, além da utilização de quatro pés-francos. A enxertia em cafeeiro pode influenciar o desenvolvimento das plantas, quando se compararam diferentes combinações enxerto/porta-enxerto com os respectivos pés-francos.Em plantas de cafeeiro enxertadas de seis anos, as combinações de enxertia Catuaí 15/Conilon, Oeiras/Apoatã, Oeiras/EMCAPA e H419/EMCAPA suplantaram os respectivos pés-francos na produção de café.The effect of rootstocks on vegetative growth and yield of coffee plants (C. arabica were evaluated under field condition at Paulo Cândio, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. It was tested four genotypes of C. arabica as grafts the varieties Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 and Oeiras MG 6851 and the progenies H 419-10-3-1-5, H 514- 5-5-3 and three genotypes of C. canephora as rootstocks: Apoatã LC 2258, Conillon Muriaé-1 and recombination among clones of the variety Robustão Capixaba (EMCAPA 8141 and one genotype of C. arabica L.: Mundo Novo IAC 376-4. As a control it was wed non-grafted plants. Based on the results it could be concluded that plant development may was affected by grafting when non-grafted plants and graft/ rootstock combinations are compared. The grafting combinations Catuaí 15/Conilon, Oeiras/Apoatã, Oeiras/EMCAPA and H419/EMCAPA of 6 year, promoted increase in coffee yield, when compared to the respective non-grafted plant.

  19. Genética de Coffea: XVII - Herança do característico angustifólia em Coffea arabica L. Genetics of Coffea: XVII - Inheritance of the angustifólia characteristics in Coffea arabica L.

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    C. A. Krug

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    Full Text Available Mutantes angustifólia são encontrados tanto em viveiro como em plantações das diversas variedades de Coffea arabica L. Êstes mutantes apresentam folhas afiladas em ambas as extremidades e poucas domácias, e diferem em outros característicos, não constituindo, portanto, um grupo morfologicamente homogêneo. Efetuou-se a análise genética de duas plantas angustifólia (n.° 446 e RP 104 que diferem ligeiramente na aparência, tendo-se tomado a variedade typica de C. arabica como padrão. Achou-se que os principais característicos de cada uma dessas duas plantas angustifólia são controlados independentemente por dois fatôres genéticos recessivos, ag1ag1 e ag2ag2, e que êstes fatôres genéticos reduzem a produção e o vigor das plantas quando na condição homozigota. Êstes gens têm efeitos complementares, verificando-se que as progênies das plantas heterozigotas, de fôlhas normais e de constituição Ag1ag1Ag2ag2, são constituídas de plantas normais e angustifólia na relação de 9:7. Os cruzamentos efetuados entre outras oito plantas angustifólia com os cafeeiros 446 e RP 104, indicaram que duas delas são também homozigotas para os alelos ag1ag1. Cruzamentos recíprocos, envolvendo outras plantas angustifólia, deram resultados diferentes, ocorrendo plantas angustifólia apenas quando estes cafeeiros foram usados como planta-mãe. As progênies dêstes cafeeiros deram plantas normais e angustifólia, nas relações que se aproximam de 2:1 e 9:7. A progênie de uma das plantas angustifólia apresentou-se constituída apenas de plantas normais. Ainda não se encontrou explicação razoável para estas segregações anormais.Angustifolia mutants have been found in coffee plantations and also among seedlings in nurseries of several varieties of Coffea arabica L. They all present narrow, pointed leaves with few domatias, but may differ in other characteristics and therefore do not constitute a morphologically homogeneous

  20. Extraction and characterization of polysaccharides from green and roasted Coffea arabica beans.

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    Oosterveld, A.; Harmsen, H.; Voragen, A.G.J.; Schols, H.A.

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    Polysaccharides were sequentially extracted from green and roasted Coffea arabica beans with water (90 °C), EDTA, 0.05, 1, and 4 M NaOH and characterized chemically. Additionally, the beans were subjected to a single extraction with water at 170 °C. Green arabica coffee beans contained large

  1. Microbial inputs in coffee (Coffea arabica L.) production systems, southwestern Ethiopia

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    Muleta, Diriba

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    Arabica coffee is the key cash crop and top mainstay of the Ethiopian economy and requires sustainable production methods. Southwestern natural forests, the site of this study, are believed to be the centre of origin and diversity for Coffea arabica and still harbour wild Arabica coffee that may serve as an important gene pool for future breeding. Cost reductions, sustainability and quality improvement are now the major priorities in coffee production systems and require organic growing of co...

  2. Differential regulation of grain sucrose accumulation and metabolism in Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta) revealed through gene expression and enzyme activity analysis.

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    Privat, Isabelle; Foucrier, Séverine; Prins, Anneke; Epalle, Thibaut; Eychenne, Magali; Kandalaft, Laurianne; Caillet, Victoria; Lin, Chenwei; Tanksley, Steve; Foyer, Christine; McCarthy, James

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    * Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta) are the two main cultivated species used for coffee bean production. Arabica genotypes generally produce a higher coffee quality than Robusta genotypes. Understanding the genetic basis for sucrose accumulation during coffee grain maturation is an important goal because sucrose is an important coffee flavor precursor. * Nine new Coffea genes encoding sucrose metabolism enzymes have been identified: sucrose phosphate synthase (CcSPS1, CcSPS2), sucrose phosphate phosphatase (CcSP1), cytoplasmic (CaInv3) and cell wall (CcInv4) invertases and four invertase inhibitors (CcInvI1, 2, 3, 4). * Activities and mRNA abundance of the sucrose metabolism enzymes were compared at different developmental stages in Arabica and Robusta grains, characterized by different sucrose contents in mature grain. * It is concluded that Robusta accumulates less sucrose than Arabica for two reasons: Robusta has higher sucrose synthase and acid invertase activities early in grain development - the expression of CcSS1 and CcInv2 appears to be crucial at this stage and Robusta has a lower SPS activity and low CcSPS1 expression at the final stages of grain development and hence has less capacity for sucrose re-synthesis. Regulation of vacuolar invertase CcInv2 activity by invertase inhibitors CcInvI2 and/or CcInvI3 during Arabica grain development is considered.

  3. Caffeine inheritance in interspecific hybrids of Coffea arabica x Coffea canephora (Gentianales, Rubiaceae

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    Regina H.G. Priolli

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Caffeine inheritance was investigated in F2 and BC1F1 generations between Coffea arabica var. Bourbon Vermelho (BV and Coffea canephora var. Robusta 4x (R4x. The caffeine content of seeds and leaves was determined during 2004 and 2005. Microsatellite loci-markers were used to deduce the meiotic pattern of chromosome pairing of tetraploid interspecific hybrids. Genetic analysis indicated that caffeine content in seeds was quantitatively inherited and controlled by genes with additive effects. The estimates of broad-sense heritability of caffeine content in seeds were high for both generations. In coffee leaves, the caffeine content (BSH from the same populations showed transgressive segregants with enhanced levels and high BSH. Segregation of loci-markers in BC1F1 populations showed that the ratios of the gametes genotype did not differ significantly from those expected assuming random associations and tetrasomic inheritance. The results confirm the existence of distinct mechanisms controlling the caffeine content in seeds and leaves, the gene exchange between the C. arabica BV and C. canephora R4x genomes and favorable conditions for improving caffeine content in this coffee population.

  4. Identification of novel and conserved microRNAs in Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica

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    Guilherme Loss-Morais

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    Full Text Available As microRNAs (miRNAs are important regulators of many biological processes, a series of small RNAomes from plants have been produced in the last decade. However, miRNA data from several groups of plants are still lacking, including some economically important crops. Here microRNAs from Coffea canephora leaves were profiled and 58 unique sequences belonging to 33 families were found, including two novel microRNAs that have never been described before in plants. Some of the microRNA sequences were also identified in Coffea arabica that, together with C. canephora, correspond to the two major sources of coffee production in the world. The targets of almost all miRNAs were also predicted on coffee expressed sequences. This is the first report of novel miRNAs in the genus Coffea, and also the first in the plant order Gentianales. The data obtained establishes the basis for the understanding of the complex miRNA-target network on those two important crops.

  5. Identification of novel and conserved microRNAs in Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica.

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    Loss-Morais, Guilherme; Ferreira, Daniela C R; Margis, Rogério; Alves-Ferreira, Márcio; Corrêa, Régis L

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    As microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of many biological processes, a series of small RNAomes from plants have been produced in the last decade. However, miRNA data from several groups of plants are still lacking, including some economically important crops. Here microRNAs from Coffea canephora leaves were profiled and 58 unique sequences belonging to 33 families were found, including two novel microRNAs that have never been described before in plants. Some of the microRNA sequences were also identified in Coffea arabica that, together with C. canephora, correspond to the two major sources of coffee production in the world. The targets of almost all miRNAs were also predicted on coffee expressed sequences. This is the first report of novel miRNAs in the genus Coffea, and also the first in the plant order Gentianales. The data obtained establishes the basis for the understanding of the complex miRNA-target network on those two important crops.

  6. Observações anatômicas em plantas de Coffea arabica L. obtidas por enraizamento de estacas

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    Adriana Madeira Santos Jesus

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    Full Text Available Uma forma para se obter diminuição significativa de tempo e recursos despendidos nos programas de melhoramento de Coffea arabica L. é a clonagem de híbridos F1 por meio de estacas caulinares. Alguns estudos, em diferentes instituições, foram realizados buscando-se definir um método eficiente para esse tipo de clonagem. Com o objetivo de verificar-se a presença de barreiras anatômicas ao enraizamento de estacas caulinares do cafeeiro e a origem das raízes adventícias, bem como compara-las às raízes provenientes de plantas obtidas por semeadura, foram realizadas análises anatômicas no Departamento de Biologia da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA, Lavras, MG. Utilizaram-se estacas caulinares de cafeeiro dos cultivares Acaiá e Rubi e mudas obtidas por semeadura direta e por estaquia. Os cortes realizados nas estacas caulinares mostraram não existirem barreiras anatômicas ao enraizamento adventício. Nas estacas enraizadas, a origem do primórdio radicular foi próxima aos tecidos vasculares. Cortes histológicos nas raízes formadas nas estacas e nas raízes de mudas obtidas por semeadura confirmaram que elas apresentam as mesmas estruturas primárias.

  7. Biosynthesis of chlorogenic acids in growing and ripening fruits of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora plants.

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    Koshiro, Yukiko; Jackson, Mel C; Katahira, Riko; Wang, Ming-Li; Nagai, Chifumi; Ashihara, Hiroshi

    2007-01-01

    Chlorogenic acids are major secondary metabolites found in coffee seeds. The accumulation of chlorogenic acids and free quinic acids was studied in Coffea arabica cv. Tall Mokka and Coffea canephora seeds. Growth stages are specified from I to V, corresponding to rapid expansion and pericarp growth (I), endosperm formation (II), mature (green) (III), ripening (pink) (IV), and fully ripened (red) (V) stages. We detected monocaffeoylquinic acids (3CQA, 4CQA and 5CQA), dicaffeoylquinic acids (3,4diCQA, 3,5diCQA and 4,5diCQA) and a monoferuloylquinic acid (5FQA) in whole fruits (stage I), pericarps and seeds. The most abundant chlorogenic acid was 5CQA, which comprised 50-60% of the total of C. arabica and 45-50% of C. canephora seeds. The content of dicaffeoylquinic acid, mainly 3,5-diCQA, was high in C. canephora. A high content of 5FQA was found in seeds of stages III to V, especially in C. canephora. Total chlorogenic acids were accumulated up to 14 mg per fruit in C. arabica and 17 mg in C. canephora, respectively. In contrast, free quinic acid varied from 0.4-2.0 mg (C. arabica) and 0.2-4.0 mg (C. canephora) per fruit during growth. High biosynthetic activity of 5CQA, which was estimated via the incorporation of [U-14C]phenylalanine into chlorogenic acids, was found in young fruits (perisperm and pericarp) in stage I, and in developing seeds (endosperm) in stages II and III. The biosynthetic activity of chlorogenic acids was clearly reduced in ripening and ripe seeds, especially in C canephora. Transcripts of PAL1, C3'H and CCoAMT, three genes related to the chlorogenic acid biosynthesis, were detected in every stagè of growth, although the amounts were significantly less in stage V. Of these genes, CCoAMT, a gene for FQA biosynthesis, was expressed more weakly in stage I. The transcript level of CCoAMT was higher in seeds than in pericarp, but the reverse was found in PAL1. The pattern of expression of genes for the CQA and FQA synthesis is roughly related to

  8. Alterações morfofisiológicas em folhas de Coffea arabica L. cv. "Oeiras" sob influência do sombreamento por Acacia mangium Willd Morphophysiological alterations in leaves of Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Oeiras' shaded by Acacia mangium Willd

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    Inês Angélica Cordeiro Gomes

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    Full Text Available Diferenças na disponibilidade de radiação podem causar modificações na estrutura e função das folhas do cafeeiro, que podem responder de maneira diferencial à radiação por alterações morfológicas, anatômicas, de crescimento e na taxa fotossintética. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar características morfofisiológicas de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. cv. "Oeiras" sombreados por acácia (Acacia mangium Willd. na época seca e chuvosa no sul de Minas Gerais. As maiores taxas fotossintéticas e maiores espessuras da epiderme adaxial foram observadas na estação chuvosa nas linhas de cafeeiros a pleno sol. O sombreamento influenciou em menor espessura das folhas e em espaços intercelulares maiores no tecido esponjoso. Foi também verificada mudança na forma dos cloroplastos, os quais apresentaram-se mais alongados em folhas de cafeeiros a pleno sol quando relacionados aos arborizados.Light availability is one of the most important environmental factors affecting leaf structure and functions in coffee plants that can respond differently to radiation by changes in leaf anatomy, morphology, growth and photosynthetic rate. The objective of this research was evaluate some morphophysiological aspects in leaves of coffee (Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Oeiras' cropped under shelter trees in the south of Minas Gerais during the rainy and dry season. The shade caused lower leaves thickness and higher intercellular spaces in spongious tissue. There was also verified a change in chloroplast shape, which showed more elongated in coffee tree kept at full sunlight in relation to that ones maintained on shading.

  9. Chemical partitioning and antioxidant capacity of green coffee (Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora) of different geographical origin.

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    Babova, Oxana; Occhipinti, Andrea; Maffei, Massimo E

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    Green coffee beans of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora accessions from different geographical origin (Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and Vietnam) were extracted and the extracts analyzed by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS for the identification and quantification of chlorogenic acids and caffeine content. Principal component and cluster analyses were used to identify chemical patterns separating the different species and accessions based on their geographical origin. C. canephora showed always a higher caffeine content with respect to C. arabica, whereas the C. arabica accessions from Kenya showed a higher chlorogenic acids and a lower caffeine content. The antioxidant capacity of green coffee extracts was assayed by the reducing power and DPPH assays. The antioxidant capacity correlated with the chlorogenic acids content. The results show that the C. arabica from Kenya possesses the highest chlorogenic acids/caffeine ratio and, among the C. arabica accessions, the highest antioxidant capacity. Therefore, the C. arabica from Kenya is the most suitable green coffee source for nutraceutical applications because of its high antioxidant capacity and low caffeine content. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Projected Shifts in Coffea arabica Suitability among Major Global Producing Regions Due to Climate Change

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    Ovalle-Rivera, Oriana; Läderach, Peter; Bunn, Christian; Obersteiner, Michael; Schroth, Götz

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    Regional studies have shown that climate change will affect climatic suitability for Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) within current regions of production. Increases in temperature and changes in precipitation patterns will decrease yield, reduce quality and increase pest and disease pressure. This is the first global study on the impact of climate change on suitability to grow Arabica coffee. We modeled the global distribution of Arabica coffee under changes in climatic suitability by 2050s as projected by 21 global circulation models. The results suggest decreased areas suitable for Arabica coffee in Mesoamerica at lower altitudes. In South America close to the equator higher elevations could benefit, but higher latitudes lose suitability. Coffee regions in Ethiopia and Kenya are projected to become more suitable but those in India and Vietnam to become less suitable. Globally, we predict decreases in climatic suitability at lower altitudes and high latitudes, which may shift production among the major regions that produce Arabica coffee. PMID:25875230

  11. Brachiaria decumbens supresses the initial growth of Coffea arabica

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    Dias Guilherme Faus da Silva

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    Full Text Available Brachiaria decumbens is becoming one the most common weeds growing in young coffee orchards because, besides its fast growth and difficulty of control, new coffee orchards are usually established in pasture areas. In order to verify the effect of B. decumbens plant density on the early growth of coffee (Coffea arabica L. cv. Catuaí Amarelo, a competition experiment was conducted under semi-controlled humidity conditions. Soil collected in a Typic Haplustox was placed in 70 L asbestos cement boxes and one coffee seedling was planted in each box. The B. decumbens seedlings were transplanted to the boxes at the 2-4 leaf stage. Treatments consisted of 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 36, 48, and 60 weeds m-2. The experimental period started 120 days after transplanting and the experimental design was organized as completely randomized blocks, with four replicates. All coffee plant parameters evaluated were negatively affected by the interference. The most sensitive characteristics were leaf area (41.8% reduction with 8 plants m-2, reaching 68.7% at a density of 60 plants m-2. Therefore, at a density of 8 plants m-2 the reduction in leaf dry biomass was 41.4% compared with the check. At the density of 60 plants m-2 it was 72.8%. B. decumbens, at a density of 8 or more plants m-2, suppressed coffee plants during a growth period of 120 days.

  12. Equine poisoning by coffee husk (Coffea arabica L.

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    Delfiol Diego Jose Z

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background In Brazil, coffee (Coffea arabica husks are reused in several ways due to their abundance, including as stall bedding. However, field veterinarians have reported that horses become intoxicated after ingesting the coffee husks that are used as bedding. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether coffee husk consumption causes intoxication in horses. Results Six horses fed coast cross hay ad libitum were given access to coffee husks and excitability, restlessness, involuntary muscle tremors, chewing movements and constant tremors of the lips and tongue, excessive sweating and increased respiration and heart rates were the most evident clinical signs. Caffeine levels were measured in the plasma and urine of these horses on two occasions: immediately before the coffee husks were made available to the animals (T0 and at the time of the clinical presentation of intoxication, 56 h after the animals started to consume the husks (T56. The concentrations of caffeine in the plasma (p Conclusions It was concluded that consumption of coffee husks was toxic to horses due to the high levels of caffeine present in their composition. Therefore, coffee husks pose a risk when used as bedding or as feed for horses.

  13. Comparison of the Coffea canephora and C. arabica karyotype based on chromosomal DNA content.

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    Clarindo, Wellington Ronildo; Carvalho, Carlos Roberto

    2009-01-01

    Nuclear genome size has been measured in various plants, seeing that knowledge of the DNA content is useful for taxonomic and evolutive studies, plant breeding programs and genome sequencing projects. Besides the nuclear DNA content, tools and protocols to quantify the chromosomal DNA content have been also applied, expanding the data about genomic structure. This study was conducted in order to calculate the Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica chromosomal DNA content, associating cytogenetic methodologies with flow cytometry (FCM) and image cytometry (ICM) tools. FCM analysis showed that the mean nuclear DNA content of C. canephora and C. arabica is 2C = 1.41 and 2.62 pg, respectively. The cytogenetic methodology provided prometaphase and metaphase cells exhibiting adequate chromosomes for the ICM measurements and karyogram assembly. Based on cytogenetic, FCM and ICM results; it was possible to calculate the chromosomal DNA content of the two species. The 1C chromosomal DNA content of C. canephora ranged from 0.09 (chromosome 1) to 0.05 pg (chromosome 11) and C. arabica from 0.09 (chromosome 1) to 0.03 pg (chromosome 22). The methodology presented in this study was suitable for DNA content measuring of each chromosome of C. canephora and C. arabica. The cytogenetic characterization and chromosomal DNA content analyses evidenced that C. arabica is a true allotetraploid originated from a cross between Coffea diploid species. Besides, the same analyses also reinforce that C. canephora is a possible progenitor of C. arabica.

  14. An EST-based analysis identifies new genes and reveals distinctive gene expression features of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora.

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    Mondego, Jorge Mc; Vidal, Ramon O; Carazzolle, Marcelo F; Tokuda, Eric K; Parizzi, Lucas P; Costa, Gustavo Gl; Pereira, Luiz Fp; Andrade, Alan C; Colombo, Carlos A; Vieira, Luiz Ge; Pereira, Gonçalo Ag

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    Coffee is one of the world's most important crops; it is consumed worldwide and plays a significant role in the economy of producing countries. Coffea arabica and C. canephora are responsible for 70 and 30% of commercial production, respectively. C. arabica is an allotetraploid from a recent hybridization of the diploid species, C. canephora and C. eugenioides. C. arabica has lower genetic diversity and results in a higher quality beverage than C. canephora. Research initiatives have been launched to produce genomic and transcriptomic data about Coffea spp. as a strategy to improve breeding efficiency. Assembling the expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of C. arabica and C. canephora produced by the Brazilian Coffee Genome Project and the Nestlé-Cornell Consortium revealed 32,007 clusters of C. arabica and 16,665 clusters of C. canephora. We detected different GC3 profiles between these species that are related to their genome structure and mating system. BLAST analysis revealed similarities between coffee and grape (Vitis vinifera) genes. Using KA/KS analysis, we identified coffee genes under purifying and positive selection. Protein domain and gene ontology analyses suggested differences between Coffea spp. data, mainly in relation to complex sugar synthases and nucleotide binding proteins. OrthoMCL was used to identify specific and prevalent coffee protein families when compared to five other plant species. Among the interesting families annotated are new cystatins, glycine-rich proteins and RALF-like peptides. Hierarchical clustering was used to independently group C. arabica and C. canephora expression clusters according to expression data extracted from EST libraries, resulting in the identification of differentially expressed genes. Based on these results, we emphasize gene annotation and discuss plant defenses, abiotic stress and cup quality-related functional categories. We present the first comprehensive genome-wide transcript profile study of C. arabica and C

  15. Modifications on leaf anatomy of Coffea arabica caused by shade of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan

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    Heverly Morais

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    Full Text Available Modifications on leaf anatomy in Coffea arabica shaded with pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan, compared to cultivation under full sun, were assessed. The leaves fully exposed to sunlight presented thicker cuticles and cellular walls, narrower epidermis cells, palisade parenchyma with longer cells, thicker lacunar parenchyma, fewer intercellular spaces and a larger stomata number. Leaves under dense shade presented a narrower cuticle and cellular wall; a mesophyll with smaller volume, but with larger intercellular spaces; and epidermis with thicker cells and a smaller stomata amount, surrounded by subsidiary cells of smaller dimensions. Plants grown under full sunlight presented higher values of net photosynthesis. The results evidenced that the species C. arabica has a wide range of phenotypic adaptation to changes in the radiation intensity.Adaptações de plantas da mesma espécie aos diferentes habitats, constituem a base da diferenciação entre folhas a pleno sol e folhas sob sombra e estão associadas a características anatômicas distintas. Para caracterizar tais mudanças em cafeeiros cultivados sob sombra de guandu (Cajanus cajan e a pleno sol, em Londrina, PR, foram realizadas avaliações de modificações ocorridas na anatomia foliar. As estruturas internas avaliadas foram: parede celular e cutícula; epiderme; mesofilo (parênquima paliçádico, parênquima lacunoso e espaços intercelulares e estômatos. Para todas as variáveis avaliadas observaram-se diferenças anatômicas entre folhas expostas ao sol e à sombra. As folhas expostas ao sol apresentaram cutículas e paredes celulares mais espessas, células da epiderme mais estreitas, parênquima paliçádico com células mais alongadas, parênquima lacunoso espesso e com poucos espaços intercelulares e maior número de estômatos. Folhas sob condições de denso sombreamento apresentam menor espessamento da cutícula e da parede celular; mesofilos com menores volumes, porém com

  16. An investigation of carotenoid biosynthesis in Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica.

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    Simkin, Andrew J; Moreau, Helene; Kuntz, Marcel; Pagny, Gaëlle; Lin, Chenwei; Tanksley, Steve; McCarthy, James

    2008-07-07

    Carotenoids are essential components of the photosynthetic apparatus in a wide range of organisms. They participate in the adaptation of plastids to changing environmental light conditions and prevent photo-oxidative damage of the photosynthetic apparatus by detoxifying reactive oxygen species. We identified eight cDNAs from the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway (PSY, PDS, ZDS, PTOX, LCY-E, CRTR-B, ZEP and VDE) and two cDNA encoding carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase family members (NCED3 and CCD1) in Coffea canephora. We also obtained cDNA encoding several different fibrillin proteins involved in carotenoid sequestration (FIB). Expression of the coffee carotenoid genes was determined in leaf, branch and flower tissues using quantitative RT-PCR. Expression analysis of these genes in leaf tissue from osmotically stressed plants was also carried out. These experiments showed that the transcript levels of PTOX, CRTR-B, NCED3, CCD1 and FIB1 increased under these stress conditions, while LCY-E decreased, indicating that the metabolic flux towards the xanthophyll cycle branch of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway may be favoured in leaves under drought conditions. Functional analysis of CcCRTR-B using an in vivo method employing Escherichia coli strains engineered to make carotenoids confirmed that the beta-carotene hydroxylase activity of CcCRTR-B generates beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin from beta-carotene. A similar approach was also used to show that CcCCD1 encoded a functional 9,10(9'10') carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase, and thus that this enzyme is capable of forming one or more apocarotenoids in vivo. Finally, high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of coffee leaves revealed the presence of alpha-carotene and suggests that Coffea arabica may have higher levels of alpha-carotene than C. canephora.

  17. Impacts of leaf age and heat stress duration on photosynthetic gas exchange and foliar nonstructural carbohydrates in Coffea arabica

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    Danielle E. Marias; Frederick C. Meinzer; Christopher Still

    2017-01-01

    Given future climate predictions of increased temperature, and frequency and intensity of heat waves in the tropics, suitable habitat to grow ecologically, economically, and socially valuable Coffea arabica is severely threatened. We investigated how leaf age and heat stress duration impact recovery from heat stress in C. arabica...

  18. Genetic Diversity of Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica L. in Nicaragua as Estimated by Simple Sequence Repeat Markers

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    Mulatu Geleta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Coffea arabica L. (arabica coffee, the only tetraploid species in the genus Coffea, represents the majority of the world’s coffee production and has a significant contribution to Nicaragua’s economy. The present paper was conducted to determine the genetic diversity of arabica coffee in Nicaragua for its conservation and breeding values. Twenty-six populations that represent eight varieties in Nicaragua were investigated using simple sequence repeat (SSR markers. A total of 24 alleles were obtained from the 12 loci investigated across 260 individual plants. The total Nei’s gene diversity (HT and the within-population gene diversity (HS were 0.35 and 0.29, respectively, which is comparable with that previously reported from other countries and regions. Among the varieties, the highest diversity was recorded in the variety Catimor. Analysis of variance (AMOVA revealed that about 87% of the total genetic variation was found within populations and the remaining 13% differentiate the populations (FST=0.13; P<0.001. The variation among the varieties was also significant. The genetic variation in Nicaraguan coffee is significant enough to be used in the breeding programs, and most of this variation can be conserved through ex situ conservation of a low number of populations from each variety.

  19. Screening for 16-O-methylcafestol in roasted coffee by high-performance thin-layer chromatography-fluorescence detection - Determination of Coffea canephora admixtures to Coffea arabica.

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    Oellig, Claudia; Radovanovic, Jessica

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    16-O-Methylcafestol (16-OMC), the characteristic diterpene exclusively present in Coffea canephora, is an excellent marker for Coffea canephora admixtures to Coffea arabica. Here we show a straightforward, selective and sensitive screening method for the determination of 16-OMC in roasted coffee by high-performance thin-layer chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPTLC-FLD). As internal standard, Sudan IV was used, and a direct saponification with 10% ethanolic potassium hydroxide solution was followed by solid supported liquid extraction with petroleum ether. 16-OMC was selectively derivatized with 2-naphthoyl chloride and analyzed by HPTLC-FLD on silica gel plates with cyclohexane/tert-butyl methyl ether/formic acid (86:14:2, v/v/v) as the mobile phase. The enhanced fluorescence was scanned at UV 244/>320nm. Limits of detection and quantitation of 5 and 14mg 16-OMC/kg coffee allowed the determination of Coffea canephora admixtures to Coffea arabica below 1%. Recoveries for blends of Coffea arabica with Coffea canephora were close to 100%. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Coffea arabica extract and its constituents prevent photoaging by suppressing MMPs expression and MAP kinase pathway.

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    Chiang, Hsiu-Mei; Lin, Tsen-Jung; Chiu, Chen-Yuan; Chang, Chiung-Wen; Hsu, Kuo-Chiu; Fan, Pei-Ching; Wen, Kuo-Ching

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    UV is a potent factor in skin photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Therefore, investigating the inhibiting mechanisms of photoaging would be useful to enable development of agents to slow down the aging process. UV-irradiation increased metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, -3, and -9 and then causes collagen and elastin degradation, leading to the formation of coarse wrinkles and sagging skin. Polyphenols, a group of compounds, possessing a variety of biological activities including inhibition of MMP-1 and elastase, are widely distributed in plants including Coffea arabica. In this study, Coffea arabica leaves extract (CAE), its hydrolysates (CAH), chlororgenic acid and caffeic acid, are studied for their anti-photoaging effect. Coffea arabica leaves were extracted with methanol, and the extract was hydrolyzed with different concentrations of hydrochloric acid. The various concentrations of CAE, CAH, chlororgenic acid and caffeic acid were subject to MMPs and elastase inhibition tests. The fibroblast was used for collagen synthesis and MMP-1, -3, -9 inhibition tests on herbal extracts. The results showed that CAE stimulated type I procollagen expression, inhibited MMP-1, -3, -9 expression and inhibited the phosphorylation of JNK, ERK and p38. The results suggest that CAE can prevent photo-damage in skin through inhibiting MMP expression and MAP kinase pathway. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Anatomia e desenvolvimento ontogenético de Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer Anatomy and ontogenetical development of Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer

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    D. M. Dedecca

    1957-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo anatômico de Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer tem por finalidade fornecer informações básicas necessárias ao estudo da anatomia comparada das principais espécies e variedades de cafeeiros, cultivadas no Estado de São Paulo. Nesta primeira contribuição o autor realiza o estudo anatômico detalhado dos órgãos vegetativos e reprodutivos da variedade typica, não se limitando apenas à anatomia descritiva dos diversos órgãos, mas também, sempre que possível, discutindo o desenvolvimento ontogenético das diversas partes do cafeeiro. No estudo da raíz e do caule procurou-se estabelecer a duração do desenvolvimento primário, assinalando o local de aparecimento, primeiramente do câmbio vascular e, posteriormente, do felógeno ou câmbio suberoso. Na discussão da anatonia das folhas mereceu especial atenção o estudo das domácias, sua morfologia e possível função. As flores são estudadas detalhadamente nos seus diversos elementos. Nos capítulos referentes à anatomia do fruto e da semente, além do estudo puramente descritivo das suas estruturas são ainda discutidas as diversas modificações verificadas durante o desenvolvimento do ovário e dos óvulos, respectivamente em fruto e sementes.The knowledge of the anatomy of Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer should be considered as a basic contribution to the comparative study of the anatomy of coffee species and varieties cultivated in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The detailed investigations carried out on the vegetative and reproductive organs of the coffee plant revealed the following. The roots at the end of the primary growth present a protostelic, poliarch (6, 7, 8, 9, 11 primary xylem bundles, and exarch structure, the following tissues or zone of tissues being visible: root cap, epidermis, exodermis, cortex, endodermis, pericycle, primary phloem and primary xylem. This primary growth has a very short duration and is very soon followed by the

  2. Authentication of Coffea arabica according to Triacylglycerol Stereospecific Composition

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    L. Cossignani

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Stereospecific analysis is an important tool for the characterization of lipid fraction of food products. In the present research, an approach to characterize arabica and robusta varieties by structural analysis of the triacylglycerol (TAG fraction is reported. The lipids were Soxhlet extracted from ground roasted coffee beans with petroleum ether, and the fatty acids (FA were determined as their corresponding methyl esters. The results of a chemical-enzymatic-chromatographic method were elaborated by a chemometric procedure, Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA. According to the total and intrapositional FA composition of TAG fraction, the obtained results were able to characterize roasted pure coffee samples and coffee mixtures with 10% robusta coffee added to arabica coffee. Totally correct classified samples were obtained when the TAG stereospecific results of the considered coffee mixture (90 : 10 arabica/robusta were elaborated by LDA procedure.

  3. Genética de Coffea. XVIII - Variegação no cafeeiro Leaf variegation in coffee plants

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    A. Carvalho

    1954-01-01

    Full Text Available A variegação das fôlhas do cafeeiro tanto em plantas novas como em plantas adultas tem sido freqüentemente observada. Plantas variegadas podem ocorrer espontaneamente nas progénies das diversas variedades de Coffea arabica L., motivo porque não devem constituir variedade distinta dessa espécie, como foi proposto por Cramer. As plantas variegadas em estudo puderam ser agrupadas em duas categorias, isto é, aquelas em que a variegação não se acha associada com anomalias na forma e textura das folhas e aquelas nas quais a variegação é acompanhada dessas anomalias. No primeiro grupo o padrão de variegação não é uniforme para tôdas as fôlhas, enquanto no segundo grupo o padrão é semelhante para tôda a planta. Usualmente apenas alguns ramos das plantas do primeiro grupo são variegados. Observou-se algumas vezes que as duas fôlhas do mesmo verticilo têm padrões semelhantes de variegação. Encontraram-se também fôlhas variegadas nas quais a metade da lâmina é variegada ou mesmo albina, enquanto a outra metade apresenta a côr verde normal. Os dados genéticos obtidos, embora preliminares para a maioria das plantas variegadas em investigação, permitiram concluir que o padrão de variegação da planta 180, pertencente ao primeiro grupo, é herdado pelo citoplasma e não é transmitido pelo pólen. O padrão de variegação da planta 253-21, pertencente ao segundo grupo, no entanto, parece ser transmitido pelo polen.Leaf variegation in coffee plants is a relatively common abnormality, and variegated seedlings have been found to occur spontaneously in progenies of most varieties of Coffea arabica L. For this reason it is thought that variegated types should not be described as distinct varieties, as it was done before by Cramer. Variegated coffee plants can be grouped in two categories : first, those in which variegated leaves are normal in shape and texture, but do not show a uniform variegation pattern; and second, those

  4. Botanical and geographical characterization of green coffee (Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora): chemometric evaluation of phenolic and methylxanthine contents.

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    Alonso-Salces, Rosa M; Serra, Francesca; Reniero, Fabiano; Héberger, Károly

    2009-05-27

    Green coffee beans of the two main commercial coffee varieties, Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta), from the major growing regions of America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania were studied. The contents of chlorogenic acids, cinnamoyl amides, cinnamoyl glycosides, free phenolic acids, and methylxanthines of green coffee beans were analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled with UV spectrophotometry to determine their botanical and geographical origins. The analysis of caffeic acid, 3-feruloylquinic acid, 5-feruloylquinic acid, 4-feruloylquinic acid, 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3-caffeoyl-5-feruloylquinic acid, 3-caffeoyl-4-feruloylquinic acid, 3-p-coumaroyl-4-caffeoylquinic acid, 3-caffeoyl-4-dimethoxycinnamoylquinic acid, 3-caffeoyl-5-dimethoxycinnamoylquinic acid, p-coumaroyl-N-tryptophan, feruloyl-N-tryptophan, caffeoyl-N-tryptophan, and caffeine enabled the unequivocal botanical characterization of green coffee beans. Moreover, some free phenolic acids and cinnamate conjugates of green coffee beans showed great potential as means for the geographical characterization of coffee. Thus, p-coumaroyl-N-tyrosine, caffeoyl-N-phenylalanine, caffeoyl-N-tyrosine, 3-dimethoxycinnamoyl-5-feruloylquinic acid, and dimethoxycinnamic acid were found to be characteristic markers for Ugandan Robusta green coffee beans. Multivariate data analysis of the phenolic and methylxanthine profiles provided preliminary results that allowed showing their potential for the determination of the geographical origin of green coffees. Linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) provided classification models that correctly identified all authentic Robusta green coffee beans from Cameroon and Vietnam and 94% of those from Indonesia. Moreover, PLS-DA afforded independent models for Robusta samples from these three countries with sensitivities and specificities of classifications close to 100% and for Arabica samples from America and

  5. Analysis of phosphorus use efficiency traits in Coffea genotypes reveals Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora have contrasting phosphorus uptake and utilization efficiencies

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    Ana Paula Neto

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Phosphate (Pi is one of the most limiting nutrients for agricultural production in Brazilian soils due to low soil Pi concentrations and rapid fixation of fertilizer Pi by adsorption to oxidic minerals and/or precipitation by iron and aluminum ions. The objectives of this study were to quantify phosphorus (P uptake and use efficiency in cultivars of the species Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora L., and group them in terms of efficiency and response to Pi availability.Methods: Plants of twenty-one cultivars of C. arabica and four cultivars of C. canephora were grown under contrasting soil Pi availabilities. Biomass accumulation, tissue P concentration and accumulation and efficiency indices for P use were measured. Key Results: Coffee plant growth was significantly reduced under low Pi availability, and P concentration was higher in cultivars of C. canephora. The young leaves accumulated more P than any other tissue. The cultivars of C. canephora had a higher root/shoot ratio and were significantly more efficient in P uptake, while the cultivars of C. arabica were more efficient in P utilization. Agronomic P use efficiency varied among coffee cultivars and E16 Shoa, E22 Sidamo, Iêmen and Acaiá cultivars were classified as the most efficient and responsive to Pi supply. A positive correlation between P uptake efficiency and root to shoot ratio was observed across all cultivars at low Pi supply. These data identify Coffea genotypes better adapted to low soil Pi availabilities, and the traits that contribute to improved P uptake and use efficiency. These data could be used to select current genotypes with improved P uptake or utilization efficiencies for use on soils with low Pi availability and also provide potential breeding material and targets for breeding new cultivars better adapted to the low Pi status of Brazilian soils. This could ultimately reduce the use of Pi fertilizers in tropical soils, and contribute to

  6. Analysis of Phosphorus Use Efficiency Traits in Coffea Genotypes Reveals Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora Have Contrasting Phosphorus Uptake and Utilization Efficiencies.

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    Neto, Ana P; Favarin, José L; Hammond, John P; Tezotto, Tiago; Couto, Hilton T Z

    2016-01-01

    Phosphate (Pi) is one of the most limiting nutrients for agricultural production in Brazilian soils due to low soil Pi concentrations and rapid fixation of fertilizer Pi by adsorption to oxidic minerals and/or precipitation by iron and aluminum ions. The objectives of this study were to quantify phosphorus (P) uptake and use efficiency in cultivars of the species Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora L., and group them in terms of efficiency and response to Pi availability. Plants of 21 cultivars of C. arabica and four cultivars of C. canephora were grown under contrasting soil Pi availabilities. Biomass accumulation, tissue P concentration and accumulation and efficiency indices for P use were measured. Coffee plant growth was significantly reduced under low Pi availability, and P concentration was higher in cultivars of C. canephora. The young leaves accumulated more P than any other tissue. The cultivars of C. canephora had a higher root/shoot ratio and were significantly more efficient in P uptake, while the cultivars of C. arabica were more efficient in P utilization. Agronomic P use efficiency varied among coffee cultivars and E16 Shoa, E22 Sidamo, Iêmen and Acaiá cultivars were classified as the most efficient and responsive to Pi supply. A positive correlation between P uptake efficiency and root to shoot ratio was observed across all cultivars at low Pi supply. These data identify Coffea genotypes better adapted to low soil Pi availabilities, and the traits that contribute to improved P uptake and use efficiency. These data could be used to select current genotypes with improved P uptake or utilization efficiencies for use on soils with low Pi availability and also provide potential breeding material and targets for breeding new cultivars better adapted to the low Pi status of Brazilian soils. This could ultimately reduce the use of Pi fertilizers in tropical soils, and contribute to more sustainable coffee production.

  7. Produção de matéria seca, crescimento radicular e absorção de cálcio, fósforo e alumínio por coffea canephora e coffea arabica sob influência da atividade do alumínio em solução Dry matter production, root growth and calcium, phosphorus and aluminum absorption by coffea canephora and coffea arabica under influence of aluminum activity in solution

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    Edson Marcio Mattiello

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a produção de matéria seca, o crescimento radicular e a absorção e distribuição do Ca, P e Al nas folhas, no caule e nas raízes de dois clones de café conilon (Coffea canephora (Mtl 25 e Mtl 27 e de uma variedade de café Catuaí Amarelo (Coffea arabica, cultivados em solução nutritiva com atividade crescente de Al3+. As plantas foram cultivadas em vasos com capacidade para 5 L, contendo solução nutritiva de Hoagland & Arnon, modificada. Após oito dias de adaptação, as plantas foram submetidas a concentrações de Al de 0, 500, 1.000 e 2.000 µmol L-1, que corresponderam a atividades de Al3+ em solução, estimadas pelo software GEOCHEM, de 20,68, 50,59, 132,9 e 330,4 µmol L-1, respectivamente. Foram determinados os teores de Ca, Al e P na planta. O sistema radicular foi separado, para determinação da área e do comprimento. A variedade Catuaí Amarelo (Coffea arabica apresentou-se menos sensível ao Al3+, quando comparada aos clones de conilon (Coffea canephora. O clone de conilon Mtl 25 foi menos sensível ao Al3+ em relação ao Mtl 27. O aumento da atividade de Al3+ promoveu redução nos teores de P e Ca nas folhas e raízes do cafeeiro, especialmente nos clones Mtl 25 e Mtl 27. O acúmulo de Al no sistema radicular e a restrição do transporte para a parte aérea são importantes fatores na tolerância de plantas ao Al3+.This study had the objective of evaluating the dry matter production, root growth, and the absorption and distribution of Ca, P and Al in the leaves, stem and roots of two Conilon (Coffea canephora coffee clones (Mtl 25 and Mtl 27 and the coffee variety Catuaí Amarelo (Coffea arabica grown in nutrient solution with increasing Al3+ activity. The plants were cultivated in 5 L pots, containing modified Hoagland & Arnold nutrient solution. After eight days of adaptation, the plants were subjected to Al concentrations of 0, 500, 1.000 and 2.000 mol L-1, which

  8. Genomic expression dominance in the natural allopolyploid Coffea arabica is massively affected by growth temperature.

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    Bardil, Amélie; de Almeida, Juliana Dantas; Combes, Marie Christine; Lashermes, Philippe; Bertrand, Benoît

    2011-11-01

    • Polyploidy occurs throughout the evolutionary history of many plants and considerably impacts species diversity, giving rise to novel phenotypes and leading to ecological diversification and colonization of new niches. Recent studies have documented dynamic changes in plant polyploid gene expression, which reflect the genomic and functional plasticity of duplicate genes and genomes. • The aim of the present study was to describe genomic expression dominance between a relatively recently formed natural allopolyploid (Coffea arabica) and its ancestral parents (Coffea canephora and Coffea eugenioides) and to determine if the divergence was environment-dependent. Employing a microarray platform designed against 15,522 unigenes, we assayed unigene expression levels in the allopolyploid and its two parental diploids. For each unigene, we measured expression variations among the three species grown under two temperature conditions (26-22°C (day-night temperatures) and 30-26°C (day-night temperatures)). • More than 35% of unigenes were differentially expressed in each comparison at both temperatures, except for C. arabica vs C. canephora in the 30-26°C range, where an unexpectedly low unigene expression divergence (< 9%) was observed. • Our data revealed evidence of transcription profile divergence between the allopolyploid and its parental species, greatly affected by environmental conditions, and provide clues to the plasticity phenomenon in allopolyploids. © 2011 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2011 New Phytologist Trust.

  9. Inhibitory effect of Coffea arabica bean in testosterone induced prostatic hyperplasia in Sprague-Dawley rats

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    Kristian Alfonso G. Cueto

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH has been described as the uncontrolled prostate gland growth which leads to difficulty in urination. One of the treatment of BPH is saw palmetto lipid extracts which has been shown to inhibit prostate 5 α-reductase and some of its components (lauric acid, myristic acid and oleic acid also inhibit the enzyme. Coffee was also rich in fatty acids namely linoleic acid, oleic acid and palmitic acid. The aim of this research is to investigate whether coffee is effective in preventing testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats using testosterone propionate and estradiol valerate. After and before the induction, the rats were tested for prostate specific antigen (PSA . The condition of the prostate gland of the test animals were correlated with the results of the said test and in the histopathologic results. After 14 days of experimentation, animals in the test group significantly decreased their PSA levels as compared to the BPH group. The histomorphology showed that Coffea arabica bean oil inhibited testosterone propionate while estradiol valerate induced prostatic hyperplasia. These findings indicate that Coffee arabica bean oil effectively inhibited the development of BPH. With the proven safety of coffee oil, these findings strongly support the feasibility of using Coffea arabica bean oil therapeutically in treating BPH.

  10. Eventos do processo de infecção de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides inoculados em folhas de Coffea arabica L

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    Josimar Batista Ferreira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo obter informações sobre os eventos de pré-penetração, penetração e colonização de isolados de C. gloeosporioides, obtidos de mangueira e cafeeiro, quando inoculados em folhas de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. da cultivar Catucaí Vermelho. As folhas foram selecionadas, padronizadas e lavadas, demarcando-se áreas circulares de 0,5 cm de diâmetro na face abaxial, inoculando-se uma alíquota de 20 µL da suspensão de conídios. Utilizou-se um isolado obtido de mangueira e dois isolados obtidos de cafeeiro com mancha manteigosa. Realizaram-se avaliações com 3, 6, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 144 e 240 horas após a inoculação (hai. Todos os materiais foram processados e observados em microscópico eletrônico de varredura. Os conídios de todos os isolados aderiram freqüentemente nas depressões das células da epiderme e células-guarda dos estômatos, formando septo antes da germinação. A penetração, na maior parte, se deu por via direta e algumas vezes por estômatos. Isolados de cafeeiro germinaram em folhas de 6 a 8 hai, produzindo apressórios 12 hai e acérvulos de 96 a 144 hai. O isolado de mangueira germinou de 6 a 8 hai com formação de apressório de 8 a 12 hai e produziu novos conídios diretamente em hifas conidiogênicas. Não foi observada a formação acérvulos para este isolado.The present study was carried out with the objective to provide information on the pre-penetration, penetration and colonization events of isolates of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides from mango and coffee, when inoculated in coffee leaves. The cultivar Catucaí Vermelho was used in all experiments. Coffee leaves were selected, standardized and washed in sterile water. After that, circular areas of 0.5 cm in diameter were marked on the undersurface of the leaves. In the center of each circular area, 20 µL of spore suspension was deposited. One isolate from mango and two from coffee presenting blister

  11. Avaliação de genótipos de cafeeiros Arabica e Robusta no estado do Acre Evaluation of Arabica and Robusta coffee genotypes in the state of Acre

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    Celso Luis Bergo

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de introduzir e avaliar 40 genótipos de cafeeiros das espécies Coffea arabica e Coffea canephora nas condições edafoclimáticas do Estado do Acre, visando disponibilizar aos cafeicultores acreanos, cultivares com melhor potencial produtivo. Da espécie C. arabica foram avaliados genótipos das cultivares Icatu, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Obatã e Catimor. Da espécie C. canephora foram avaliadas as cultivares Conilon e Robusta, caracterizadas como Grupo Robusta. Os genótipos utilizados foram provenientes do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas (IAC e da Embrapa Rondônia. O experimento foi conduzido no Campo Experimental da Embrapa Acre, Rio Branco, AC, no período de 1995 a 2004. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. As características avaliadas foram: produtividade, altura, diâmetro da copa e vigor. Da espécie C. arabica, grupo Icatu, destacou-se Icatu-PR-182039-1(IAC H 4782-7-788 com produtividade média de café beneficiado de 34 sc/ ha, Icatu IAC-4041; Icatu IAC-2945; Icatu IAC-2944-MT; Icatu IAC-4040 e Icatu IAC-4046 com produtividade variando de 20 a 26 sacas. Para o grupo Catuaí os melhores genótipos foram Obatã IAC 4275, Obatã IAC 1169 e Catimor IAC 4466 com produtividade média de café beneficiado de 49, 45 e 37 sacas por hectare respectivamente. Na espécie C. canephora foram avaliados 8 genótipos das cultivares Conilon e Robusta e quanto à produtividade não houve diferença estatística, observou-se incremento de 7 sacas/ha para a variedade Conilon IAC 66-3 quando comparado ao Conilon plantado na região. Nesta espécie os genótipos apresentaram sintomas de deficiência hídrica na época seca (julho/agosto.This work aimed to introduce and evaluate 40 coffee genotypes of Coffea arabica e Coffea canephora species in soil and weather conditions of Acre and had as main goal to provide cultivars to coffee producers with better potential of

  12. Identification of novel and conserved microRNAs in Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica

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    Loss-Morais, Guilherme; Ferreira, Daniela C R; Margis, Rogério; Alves-Ferreira, Márcio; Corrêa, Régis L

    2014-01-01

    .... Here microRNAs from Coffea canephora leaves were profiled and 58 unique sequences belonging to 33 families were found, including two novel microRNAs that have never been described before in plants...

  13. Quantification of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta concentration in blends by means of synchronous fluorescence and UV-Vis spectroscopies.

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    Dankowska, A; Domagała, A; Kowalewski, W

    2017-09-01

    The potential of fluorescence, UV-Vis spectroscopies as well as the low- and mid-level data fusion of both spectroscopies for the quantification of concentrations of roasted Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta in coffee blends was investigated. Principal component analysis was used to reduce data multidimensionality. To calculate the level of undeclared addition, multiple linear regression (PCA-MLR) models were used with lowest root mean square error of calibration (RMSEC) of 3.6% and root mean square error of cross-validation (RMSECV) of 7.9%. LDA analysis was applied to fluorescence intensities and UV spectra of Coffea arabica, canephora samples, and their mixtures in order to examine classification ability. The best performance of PCA-LDA analysis was observed for data fusion of UV and fluorescence intensity measurements at wavelength interval of 60nm. LDA showed that data fusion can achieve over 96% of correct classifications (sensitivity) in the test set and 100% of correct classifications in the training set, with low-level data fusion. The corresponding results for individual spectroscopies ranged from 90% (UV-Vis spectroscopy) to 77% (synchronous fluorescence) in the test set, and from 93% to 97% in the training set. The results demonstrate that fluorescence, UV, and visible spectroscopies complement each other, giving a complementary effect for the quantification of roasted Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora var. robusta concentration in blends. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Perdas causadas por Coccus viridis (Hemiptera: Coccidae em mudas de Coffea arabica L.

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    Flávio Lemes Fernandes

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Coccus viridis (Green danifica plantas jovens e adultas de Coffea arabica Linnaeu. No entanto, nada se sabe sobre a magnitude dos danos causados por esta praga. Assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo estudar as relações entre o ataque de C. viridis e as perdas causadas por este inseto a C. arabica. Este trabalho foi conduzido em casa de vegetação na Universidade Federal de Viçosa. Foram utilizadas sementes da linhagem IAC 15 da variedade “Catuaí vermelho” de café (C. arabica. Para a confecção dos tratamentos esta praga foi criada em casa de vegetação separada do experimento. Os tratamentos foram: plantas infestadas e não infestadas por adultos e ninfas da cochonilha verde. As plantas foram nutridas com solução nutritiva. Durante 110 dias foram avaliados: números de adultos e de ninfas de primeiro, segundo e terceiro ínstares, área foliar, diâmetro do caule, altura das plantas em todas repetições. No final do experimento avaliou-se o peso das raízes, caule, folhas e total. Os pesos das raízes, matéria seca total, área foliar e diâmetro do caule de plantas não atacadas por C. viridis superaram em 1,31; 1,41; 1,50 e 8,93 vezes, respectivamente o peso de plantas atacadas. As variáveis selecionadas foram: diâmetro do caule (cm, área foliar (cm², peso de raízes (g, ninfas, adultos e total das cochonilhas. Concluindo que a planta de C. arabica é afetada de forma diferente entre seus órgãos e que a ninfa de terceiro ínstar e adultos são as fases que mais causam danos a C. arabica.Losses Caused by Coccus viridis (Green (Hemiptera: Coccidae on Seedlings of Coffea arabica L.Abstract. Coccus viridis (Green cause losses on seedling and old plants of Coffea arabica (Green. However, nothing is known about of the damages caused by this pest. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the relations between atack of C. viridis and the losses caused by this insect. on C. arabica. This work was conduced in greenhouse at

  15. Considerations in breeding for improved yield and quality in arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.)

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    Walyaro, D.J.A.

    1983-01-01

    Variation for growth., yield and quality characters was studied in a diallel cross among 11 varieties of arabica coffee. The objective was to demonstrate the possible application of such information in breeding programmes for improved yield and coffee quality.
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  16. Abscisic acid controls embryo growth potential and endosperm cap weakening during coffee (Coffea arabica cv. Rubi) seed germination

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    Silva, da E.A.A.; Toorop, P.E.; Aelst, van A.C.; Hilhorst, H.W.M.

    2004-01-01

    The mechanism and regulation of coffee seed germination were studied in Coffea arabica L. cv. Rubi. The coffee embryo grew inside the endosperm prior to radicle protrusion and abscisic acid (ABA) inhibited the increase in its pressure potential. There were two steps of endosperm cap weakening. An

  17. Radopholus arabocoffeae sp. n. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae), a nematode pathogenic to Coffea arabica in Vietnam, and additional data on R. duriophilus

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    Trinh, P.Q.; Nguyen, C.N.; Waeyenberge, L.; Subbotin, S.A.; Karssen, G.; Moens, M.

    2004-01-01

    Radopholus arabocoffeae sp. n., a new nematode pathogenic on Coffea arabica cv. Catimor, is described from Vietnam. Females of R. arabocoffeae sp. n. are characterised by the broad amphidial apertures with prominent margins. Males are characterised by the bursa extending to one third, rarely middle,

  18. Anatomical and chemical properties and density of Coffea arabica L. wood

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    Marisa Aparecida Pereira

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The state of Minas Gerais is the largest producer of coffee in Brazil and the amount of residue in crops seems adequate to support production of solid wood products of Coffea arabica L., which is currently used for energy purposes or remains in the area. This activity adds insignificant value the coffee products and release CO2, which has harmful effects to the environment. This study was conducted with the aim of characterizing technologically Coffea arabica L. wood to enhance its use in furniture, to characterize its anatomical, chemical and wood basic density. The density showed an average of 0.608g.cm-3. The anatomical analysis showed distinct growth layers, semiporosos vessels with simple perforation plates. The axial parenchyma is apotracheal and diffuse in the aggregate with heterogeneous rays, not laminated and fiber libriformes not septate with bordered pits distinct. The chemical content of extract in hot and cold water were respectively 6.1% and 9.6%. The ash content was found to be 0.68%. Data were comparable to those of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla and Piptadenia peregrina Benth, (angico-vermelho used for the production of furniture.

  19. Evaluation of Coffea arabica L. wood quality as a source of bioenergy

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    Edson Rubens da Silva Leite

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate, through principal component analysis, the quality of Coffea arabica L. wood obtained from different growth systems and varieties as a source of bioenergy. Wood from three different growth systems (natural, conventional and organic and two different varieties (Mundo Novo and Catuaí were used, totalizing six treatments. The contents of elementary components (C, H, N, S and O, ash, lignin, total extractives and holocellulose, basic density, the higher heating value, the lower heating value, as well as the lower and higher volumetric heating values of the analyzed woods were quantified. Principal components multivariate statistical analyses were conducted. The scores of the principal components of interest were determined as a way to divide the woods into groups. Group I was composed by the wood from the organic coffee "Mundo Novo" and natural "Mundo Novo"; Group II by the organic "Catuaí", and Group III by the wood from convencional "Mundo Novo", natural "Catuaí" and convencional "Catuaí". Wood residues from the species Coffea arabica L. showed great potential for energetic use, especially the woods from the conventional systems and the "Catuaí" Variety. Woods from Group III stood out, due to the high volumetric heating values, basic density, lignin content and higher heating value. However, the woods of this group showed high nitrogen content.

  20. Genetic diversity among 16 genotypes of Coffea arabica in the Brazilian cerrado.

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    Machado, C M S; Pimentel, N S; Golynsk, A; Ferreira, A; Vieira, H D; Partelli, F L

    2017-09-21

    For the selection of coffee plants that have favorable characteristics, it is necessary to evaluate variables related to production. Knowledge of the genetic divergence of arabica coffee is of extreme importance, as this knowledge can be associated with plant breeding programs in order to combine genetic divergence with good productive performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic divergence among 16 genotypes of Coffea arabica with the purpose of identifying the most dissimilar genotypes for the establishment of breeding programs and adaptation to the Brazilian cerrado. The genetic divergence was evaluated using multivariate procedures, the analysis of the average grouping unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean (UPGMA) and main components in 2013 and 2014. Eight characters were evaluated in an experiment conducted in Morrinhos, Goiás. The presence of genetic divergence among the 16 C. arabica genotypes under cerrado conditions was recorded. The formation of UPGMA groups for the evaluated characteristics was pertinent due to the number of genotypes. The first three major components accounted for 81.77% of the total variance. The genotype H-419-3-4-4-13(C-241) of low size was the most divergent, followed by Catucaí 2 SL and Catiguá MG2, according to the main components.

  1. Genetic molecular analysis of Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae hybrids using SRAP markers

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    Manoj Kumar Mishra

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In Coffea arabica (arabica coffee, the phenotypic as well as genetic variability has been found low because of the narrow genetic basis and self fertile nature of the species. Because of high similarity in phenotypic appearance among the majority of arabica collections, selection of parental lines for inter-varietals hybridization and identification of resultant hybrids at an early stage of plant growth is difficult. DNA markers are known to be reliable in identifying closely related cultivars and hybrids. Sequence Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP is a new molecular marker technology developed based on PCR. In this paper, sixty arabica-hybrid progenies belonging to six crosses were analyzed using 31 highly polymorphic SRAP markers. The analysis revealed seven types of SRAP marker profiles which are useful in discriminating the parents and hybrids. The number of bands amplified per primer pair ranges from 6.13 to 8.58 with average number of seven bands. Among six hybrid combinations, percentage of bands shared between hybrids and their parents ranged from 66.29% to 85.71% with polymorphic bands varied from 27.64% to 60.0%. Percentage of hybrid specific fragments obtained in various hybrid combinations ranged from 0.71% to 10.86% and ascribed to the consequence of meiotic recombination. Based on the similarity index calculation, it was observed that F1 hybrids share maximum number of bands with the female parent compared to male parent. The results obtained in the present study revealed the effectiveness of SRAP technique in cultivar identification and hybrid analysis in this coffee species. Rev. Biol. Trop. 59 (2: 607-617. Epub 2011 June 01.

  2. Genética de coffea VII: hereditariedade dos caracteres de coffea arabica L. var. maragogipe hort ex froehner

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    C. A. Krug

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    Full Text Available A variedade maragogipe do Coffea arabica L. foi encontrada pela primeira vez por Crisógono José Fernandes, em 1870, no município baiano de Maragogipe onde, provavelmente, se originou por mutação. Desde 1933 esta variedade vem sendo estudada pela Secção de Genética do Instituto Agronômico do Estado de São Paulo, em Campinas, com o fim de se determinar a sua constituição genética. Muitas autofecundações, cruzamentos e back-crosses foram, então, realizados. Grande parte das plantas obtidas só puderam ser classificadas após a colheita do ano de 1940. Todas foram examinadas quanto à forma e dimensões das folhas e um grande número ainda quanto à forma e dimensões das flores, frutos e sementes. Verificou-se que o caráter maragogipe mostra dominância quase completa em F1, não sendo possivel uma separação das ciasses maragogipe puro e híbrido. Em F2, e nos back-crosses com as formas normais, obtiveram-se, respectivamente, relações de 3:1 e 1:1 entre plantas maragogipe e plantas normais, relações essas que demonstram que os caracteres do maragogipe são controlados por um único par de fatores genéticos dominantes, para os quais se propõe o símbolo Mg-Mg, derivado do próprio nome desta variedade.In the present article the results of the genetical analysis of the characters of the maragogipe variety of Coffea arabica L are presented. This variety which originated as a mutation from C. arabica L. var. typica Cramer, in 1870, in the State of Baía in North Brazil, represents a gigas form of that variety, having larger leaves, flowers and fruits, its plants being also taller; it is also known for its low productivity. Since 1933 a genetical analysis of this variety was undertaken, many of its plants being selfed and crossed with other maragogipe plants and also with individuals of the typica and bourbon varieties of C. arabica; two generations have been studied, including F2's and several back-crosses. It was concluded

  3. Identification of novel and conserved microRNAs in Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica

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    Guilherme Loss-Morais; Ferreira,Daniela C.R.; Rogério Margis; Márcio Alves-Ferreira; Corrêa, Régis L.

    2014-01-01

    As microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of many biological processes, a series of small RNAomes from plants have been produced in the last decade. However, miRNA data from several groups of plants are still lacking, including some economically important crops. Here microRNAs from Coffea canephora leaves were profiled and 58 unique sequences belonging to 33 families were found, including two novel microRNAs that have never been described before in plants. Some of the microRNA sequences ...

  4. A high-throughput data mining of single nucleotide polymorphisms in Coffea species expressed sequence tags suggests differential homeologous gene expression in the allotetraploid Coffea arabica.

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    Vidal, Ramon Oliveira; Mondego, Jorge Maurício Costa; Pot, David; Ambrósio, Alinne Batista; Andrade, Alan Carvalho; Pereira, Luiz Filipe Protasio; Colombo, Carlos Augusto; Vieira, Luiz Gonzaga Esteves; Carazzolle, Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães

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    Polyploidization constitutes a common mode of evolution in flowering plants. This event provides the raw material for the divergence of function in homeologous genes, leading to phenotypic novelty that can contribute to the success of polyploids in nature or their selection for use in agriculture. Mounting evidence underlined the existence of homeologous expression biases in polyploid genomes; however, strategies to analyze such transcriptome regulation remained scarce. Important factors regarding homeologous expression biases remain to be explored, such as whether this phenomenon influences specific genes, how paralogs are affected by genome doubling, and what is the importance of the variability of homeologous expression bias to genotype differences. This study reports the expressed sequence tag assembly of the allopolyploid Coffea arabica and one of its direct ancestors, Coffea canephora. The assembly was used for the discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms through the identification of high-quality discrepancies in overlapped expressed sequence tags and for gene expression information indirectly estimated by the transcript redundancy. Sequence diversity profiles were evaluated within C. arabica (Ca) and C. canephora (Cc) and used to deduce the transcript contribution of the Coffea eugenioides (Ce) ancestor. The assignment of the C. arabica haplotypes to the C. canephora (CaCc) or C. eugenioides (CaCe) ancestral genomes allowed us to analyze gene expression contributions of each subgenome in C. arabica. In silico data were validated by the quantitative polymerase chain reaction and allele-specific combination TaqMAMA-based method. The presence of differential expression of C. arabica homeologous genes and its implications in coffee gene expression, ontology, and physiology are discussed.

  5. A High-Throughput Data Mining of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Coffea Species Expressed Sequence Tags Suggests Differential Homeologous Gene Expression in the Allotetraploid Coffea arabica1[W

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    Vidal, Ramon Oliveira; Mondego, Jorge Maurício Costa; Pot, David; Ambrósio, Alinne Batista; Andrade, Alan Carvalho; Pereira, Luiz Filipe Protasio; Colombo, Carlos Augusto; Vieira, Luiz Gonzaga Esteves; Carazzolle, Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães

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    Polyploidization constitutes a common mode of evolution in flowering plants. This event provides the raw material for the divergence of function in homeologous genes, leading to phenotypic novelty that can contribute to the success of polyploids in nature or their selection for use in agriculture. Mounting evidence underlined the existence of homeologous expression biases in polyploid genomes; however, strategies to analyze such transcriptome regulation remained scarce. Important factors regarding homeologous expression biases remain to be explored, such as whether this phenomenon influences specific genes, how paralogs are affected by genome doubling, and what is the importance of the variability of homeologous expression bias to genotype differences. This study reports the expressed sequence tag assembly of the allopolyploid Coffea arabica and one of its direct ancestors, Coffea canephora. The assembly was used for the discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms through the identification of high-quality discrepancies in overlapped expressed sequence tags and for gene expression information indirectly estimated by the transcript redundancy. Sequence diversity profiles were evaluated within C. arabica (Ca) and C. canephora (Cc) and used to deduce the transcript contribution of the Coffea eugenioides (Ce) ancestor. The assignment of the C. arabica haplotypes to the C. canephora (CaCc) or C. eugenioides (CaCe) ancestral genomes allowed us to analyze gene expression contributions of each subgenome in C. arabica. In silico data were validated by the quantitative polymerase chain reaction and allele-specific combination TaqMAMA-based method. The presence of differential expression of C. arabica homeologous genes and its implications in coffee gene expression, ontology, and physiology are discussed. PMID:20864545

  6. Sensorial analysis of irradiated coffee (Coffea arabica L.) by electron beam

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    Rodrigues, Flavio T.; Fanaro, Gustavo B.; Koike, Amanda C.R.; Villavicencio, Anna Lucia C.H., E-mail: flaviot@ymail.com [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Silva, Maria E.M. Pinto e [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Saude Publica. Dept. de Nutricao

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    Coffee is an important commodity and it is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. The acceptance of coffee by consumers depends mainly on the sensory characteristics of the beverage, that is its flavor, body, color, acidity and aroma. Food irradiation is processing technology environmental friendly and safety which aimed at the improvement of food quality. Depending on the absorbed radiation dose various effects can be achieved resulting in increase the shelf life, disinfestation, microorganism load reduction, without causing sensory changes to the food. Sensory analysis is the examination of a food through the evaluation of the attributes sensorial of product. The objective this paper was to evaluate the sensory properties, acceptance and purchase intent by the consumer of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) after the irradiation process with doses 6.0, 12.0 and 18.0kGy by electron beam. (author)

  7. Effect of leaf Water potential on cold tolerance of Coffea arabica L.

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    Caramori Lázara Pereira Campos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Young coffee plants from cultivar Mundo Novo of Coffea arabica were grown without irrigation for 32 consecutive days, to evaluate the effect of leaf water potential on damage caused by low temperatures, under controlled conditions. A wide range of leaf water potentials were evaluated, from - 0.45MPa (wet soil at the beginning of the experimental period, to - 4.8MPa (severe leaf wilting at the end. Results showed that under moderate water stress, there was a higher frequency of undamaged plants and lower frequency of severely damaged plants. These results help explain part of the regional variability observed after a frost and stress the importance of new studies associating cold and drought tolerance in coffee.

  8. Resistência do cafeeiro a nematóides: I - Testes em progênies e híbridos, para Meloidogyne exigua Coffee breeding for resistance to Meloidogyne exigua: I - Screening test using arabica progenies and interespecific hybrids

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    L. C. Fazuoli

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    Full Text Available Procurou-se identificar fontes de resistência ao nematóide Meloidogyne exígua em cafeeiros derivados de híbridos interespecíficos e em progênies de café arábica oriundas da Etiópia, em experimentos estabelecidos em duas localidades. A infestação foi feita por dois processos usados com freqüência nesse tipo de trabalho. As avaliações do grau de ataque foram feitas quatro e 12 meses após a infestação, em Campinas e Ribeirão Preto, respectivamente, adotando-se escala variando de zero, para ausência de galhas, a cinco pontos para grande intensidade de ataque. Verificou-se que a leitura feita aos quatro meses é tão eficiente quanto aos 12 meses, indicando a possibilidade de abreviar consideravelmente a duração dessas avaliações. Notou-se, no experimento de Ribeirão Preto, uma redução de aproximadamente 8% no crescimento das mudas infestadas e verificou-se, também, uma redução de 11,5% e 12% nos pesos verde e seco das plantas, devido ao ataque do nematóide. De 1.692 plantas examinadas nos dois experimentos, selecionaram-se 106 (6,3%, caracterizadas pela ausência de galhas. As populações derivadas dos híbridos entre Coffea arabica e C. canephora revelaram-se mais promissoras, contribuindo com maior número de plantas resistentes. As plantas do experimento instalado em Campinas foram inoculadas também com a raça II de Hemileia vastatrix para o estudo da resistência conjunta aos dois patógenos. Essas seleções, em número de 38, representam valioso material para o programa de melhoramento do cafeeiro.Two coffee screening tests were undertaken in order to find out sources of resistance to the nematode M. exigua. Arabica progenies from Ethiopia origin and advanced popu-lations derived from interspecific crosses (Coffea arabica x C. canephora and C. arabica x C. dewevrei were evaluated. A five point scale (0 point to the roots without galls and 5 points to severely attacked roots was used for determination of the

  9. A Study of Allelopathy of Some Shade Trees to Coffea arabicaL. Seedlings

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    Adi Prawoto

    2006-05-01

    recommended as shade trees or intercrops with Arabica coffee and for D. zibethinusits cropping pattern must be arranged so the mineral competition could be maintained minimum. Key words: Allelopathy, Coffea arabica, Macadamia integrifolia, Cinnamomum burmani, Cassia siamea, Cassia spectabilis, mineral.

  10. Novel Endophytic Trichoderma spp. Isolated from Healthy Coffea arabica Roots are Capable of Controlling Coffee Tracheomycosis

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    Temesgen Belayneh Mulaw

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    Full Text Available One of the biggest threats to coffee growers in East Africa are emerging vascular wilt diseases (tracheomycosis caused by Fusarium spp. Many Trichoderma species are known to be natural antagonists of these pathogens and are widely used in biological control of fungal plant diseases. More recently, several Trichoderma spp., which exhibited high antifungal activity have been isolated as endophytes. Consequently, we have investigated the presence and the antagonistic activity of endophytic Trichoderma isolated from roots of healthy coffee plants (Coffea arabica from the major coffee growing regions of Ethiopia. Our results showed that community of Trichoderma spp. in roots of C. arabica contains fungi from coffee rhizosphere, as well as putatively obligate endophytic fungi. The putatively “true” endophytic species, until now, isolated only from coffee plant ecosystems in Ethiopia and recently described as T. flagellatum and novel T. sp. C.P.K. 1812 were able to antagonize Fusarium spp., which cause coffee tracheomycosis. Moreover, we found that strains of these species are also highly antagonistic against other phytopathogenic fungi, such as Alternaria alternata, Botryotinia fuckeliana (anamorph: Botrytis cinerea, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

  11. Looking for the physiological role of anthocyanins in the leaves of Coffea arabica.

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    Domingues Júnior, Adilson Pereira; Shimizu, Milton Massao; Moura, Jullyana Cristina Magalhães Silva; Catharino, Rodrigo Ramos; Ramos, Rômulo Augusto; Ribeiro, Rafael Vasconcelos; Mazzafera, Paulo

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    The aim of this study was to determine which anthocyanins are related to the purple coloration of young leaves in Coffea arabica var. Purpurascens and assess their impact on photosynthesis as compared to C. arabica var. Catuaí, with green leaves. Two delphinidin glicosides were identified and histological cross-sections showed they were located throughout the adaxial epidermis in young leaves, disappearing as the leaves mature. Regardless the irradiance level, the photosynthetic performance of Purpurascens leaves did not differ from that observed in leaves of the Catuaí variety, providing no evidence that anthocyanins improve photosynthetic performance in coffee plants. To analyze the photoprotective action of anthocyanins, we evaluated the isomerization process for chlorogenic acids (CGAs) in coffee leaves exposed to UV-B radiation. No differences were observed in the total concentration of phenolic compounds in either variety before or after the UV treatment; however, we observed less degradation of CGA isomers in the Purpurascens leaves and a relative increase of cis-5-caffeoylquinic acid, a positional isomer of one of the most abundant form of CQA in coffee leaves, trans-5-caffeoylquinic acid, suggesting a possible protective role for anthocyanins in this purple coffee variety. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Photochemistry and Photobiology © 2012 The American Society of Photobiology.

  12. CARACTHERIZATION OF BIOMASS ENERGY AND CARBONIZATION OF COFFEE GRAINS (Coffea arabica, L) AND (Cedrelinga catenaeformis), DUKE WOOD RESIDUES

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    Ailton Teixeira do Vale; Luiz Vicente Gentil; Joaquim Carlos Gonçalez; Alexandre Florian da Costa

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    Brazil produces annually two million tons of coffee s husks from farms or industrial processing units. This wastematerial can be used for energy production; currently it is mainly used in agricultural practices as field straw cover up. This paperdeals with coffee s (Coffea arabica, L) husks biomass energy characteristics, including wood carbonization. As a reference, the samestudy was performed with a wood species regularly used for building construction named Cedrorana (Cedrelinga catenaefor...

  13. Eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso de cálcio, magnésio e enxofre por mudas enxertadas de Coffea arabica Efficiency of uptake, translocation and use of calcium, magnesium and sulphur in young Coffea arabica plants under the influence of the rootstock

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    M. A. Tomaz

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available O estudo da eficiência nutricional de plantas enxertadas de cafeeiro é importante para a seleção de combinações enxerto/porta-enxerto, visando ao desenvolvimento e produção máximos. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, em cultivo hidropônico, a eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso de Ca, Mg e S por mudas enxertadas de Coffea arabica L., influenciada pelo porta-enxerto. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação por um período de 170 dias, em vasos que continham areia, como substrato, e solução nutritiva circulante. Utilizaram-se, como enxerto, quatro genótipos de Coffea arabica L.: as variedades Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 e Oeiras MG 6851 e as linhagens H 419-10-3-1-5 e H 514-5-5-3, e, como porta-enxerto, três genótipos de C. canephora Pierre et Froenher: Apoatã LC 2258, Conillon Muriaé-1, Robustão Capixaba (EMCAPA 8141 e um genótipo de Coffea arabica L.: Mundo Novo IAC 376-4, além da utilização de quatro pés-francos. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. Os contrastes entre médias compararam as mudas de pé-franco com as associações enxerto/porta-enxerto. A eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso de Ca, Mg e S por mudas enxertadas de cafeeiro variou de acordo com a combinação enxerto/porta-enxerto. Somente a eficiência de translocação de Ca não foi alterada pela combinação enxerto/porta-enxerto. A linhagem H 514-5-5-3 foi beneficiada na eficiência de uso de Mg e produção de matéria seca pelos porta-enxertos Mundo Novo IAC 376-4 e Apoatã LC 2258, e na eficiência de uso de Ca e S apenas pelo Mundo Novo IAC 376-4.Studies into the nutritional efficiency of grafted coffee plants is essential for the selection of graft/rootstock combinations for a maximum development and production. Our objective was the evaluation of the influence of rootstocks on the efficiency of uptake, translocation and use of Ca, Mg, and S in young

  14. Effect of 6-BA on nodal explant bud sproutings of Coffea arabica cv. Mundo Novo Efeito de 6-BA na brotação de gemas de explantes nodais de Coffea arabica cv. Mundo Novo

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    Luis Carlos da Silva Ramos

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    Full Text Available Coffee plants can be micropropagated by nodal bud sprouting using the 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA hormone. However, literature reports the use of a wide range of 6-BA, from 0.5 to 88.8 µM L-1. So, this study was performed to narrow that range. Nodal explants of Coffea arabica cv Mundo Novo obtained from in vitro plantlets were inoculated on gelled-MS medium supplemented with different concentrations of 6-BA. Two assays were carried out: in the first one, 6-BA was used at concentrations of 0, 5, 25, 50, and 100 µM L-1, being evaluated at 43 and 123 days. In the second experiment, dosis of 10, 20 and 30 µM L-1, have evaluated at 65 and 100 days. Treatments with 6-BA induced multiple sprouting from the nodal explants, which were best characterized around 100 days after inoculation. The nodal explants grew taller and showed multiple shoots, whereas the effect of 6-BA at 5 to 25 µM L-1 was similar to that with higher concentrations (50 and 100 µM L-1. Nodal explants yielded from 2.9 to 6.0 buds per node, achieving height of 1.3 to 1.5 cm at 5 to 25 µM L-1 of 6-BA, whereas they yielded from 4.3 to 4.9 buds per node but the sprouting grew about 0.8 cm at 50 and 100 µM L-1 of 6-BA. This study indicated that multiple sprouting of lateral buds can be induced by lower concentrations of 6-BA, for example, from 10 to 30 µM L-1, diminishing possible risks of somaclonal variation due to high levels of hormone concentration.O cafeeiro pode ser micropropagado via brotação de gemas laterais, aplicando o regulador de crescimento 6-benzilaminopurina (6-BA. Entretanto, a literatura apresenta ampla variação da dose empregada, desde 0.5 a 88.8 µM L-1. Assim, este estudo visou otimizar doses para explantes nodais do cafeeiro C. arabica cv Mundo Novo. Explantes nodais, obtidos de plântulas cultivadas in vitro, foram inoculados em meio MS geleificado, com adição de diferentes concentrações de 6-BA. Foram feitos dois experimentos: no primeiro, 6-BA foi

  15. Interações entre auxinas e ácido bórico, no enraizamento de estacas caulinares de Coffea arabica L. cv. Mundo Novo Interactions between auxins and boric acid in the rooting of stem cuttings Coffea arabica L. cv. "Mundo Novo"

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    E.O. Ono

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como finalidade, estudar o efeito de auxinas e do boro no enraizamento de estacas caulinares de Coffea arabica L. cv. "Mundo Novo". As estacas foram retiradas de ramos ortotrópicos semi-lenhosos de cafeeiro, as quais foram tratadas durante 24 horas com soluções de IBA ou NAA e boro, e a mistura das três substâncias, resultando um total de 14 tratamentos. Para a avaliação do objetivo em questão, foram realizadas as seguintes observações, mediante coleta após 90 dias de plantio: número de estacas enraizadas e número de estacas com calos. Através dos resultados obtidos, pode-se concluir que, para obter um maior número de estacas enraizadas, é conveniente o tratamento com NAA à 100 ou 200 ppm mais boro.The present research had as purpose to study auxin and boron effects on rooting of Coffea arábica L. cv. "Mundo Novo" stem cuttings. The cuttings were taken from orthotropous semi-hardwood branches of coffee-tree, which were treated during 24 hours with IBA or NAA and boron solutions, and the mixture of the three substances, resulting a total of 14 treatments. The following observations were realized, taking the cuttings 90 days after planting: number of rooted cuttings and "callus" formation per cutting. It can be concluded that to obtain a higher number of rooted cuttings, the treatment with NAA at 100 or 200 ppm plus boron is the most suitable.

  16. Influence of the genotype and density of inoculation on the differentiation of somatic embryos of Coffea arabica L. cv. Red Caturra and Coffea canephora cv. Robusta

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    Raúl Barbón

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    Full Text Available The conditions were established for the differentiation of somatic embryos from cell suspensions in the genotype Caturra rojo (Coffea arabica and Robusta (Coffea canephora. Cell suspensions with high embryogenic potentials and stable coefficients of multiplication were used. While studying the density of inoculation, for the phase of differentiation for both varieties, differences appeared in the embryogenic capacity among them, being reached a whole of 556 500 ES.l-1 for the variety Caturra rojo and 298 670 SE.l-1 for the variety Robusta. The biggest number of embryos in torpedo state, were obtained with a density of inoculation of 0.5 gFW.l-1 for the variety Caturra rojo and 5.0 gMF.l-1 for the variety Robusta. Key Words: cell suspensions, embryogenic potential, somatic Embryogenesis, embryogenic cells

  17. Impact of the Coffea canephora gene introgression on beverage quality of C. arabica.

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    Bertrand, B; Guyot, B; Anthony, F; Lashermes, P

    2003-08-01

    Lines of Coffea arabica derived from the Timor Hybrid (hybrid between C. arabica and C. canephora) are resistant to coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) and to the nematode Meloidogyne exigua. The introgression of C. canephora resistance genes is suspected of causing a drop in beverage quality. Coffee samples from pure lines, compared in a Trial 1, and from F1 hybrids and parental lines from a half-diallel trial in a Trial 2, were studied for beverage quality, chemical composition and amount of introgressed genetic material. Chemical analyses (caffeine, chlorogenic acids, fat, trigonelline, sucrose) were carried out with near-infrared spectrometry by reflectance of green coffee. The number of amplified fragment length polymorphic (AFLP) markers introgressed from the Timor Hybrid varied from 1 to 37 for the lines studied. There were significant differences between lines for all of the biochemical compounds analysed and for the acidity and the overall standard of the beverage. Two lines (T17927, T17924) were significantly poorer than the controls for sucrose and beverage acidity. T17924 also had more chlorogenic acids and was poorer for the overall standard. However, two highly introgressed lines, T17934 and T17931 (25 and 30 AFLP markers, respectively), did not differ from the non-introgressed controls. There were no correlations between the number of AFLP markers and the chemical contents or beverage attributes. Significant correlations were found between the performance of the parents and their general combining ability for beverage quality. It was concluded that it should be possible to find lines with both the desired resistance genes and good beverage quality. Selection can avoid accompanying the introgression of resistance genes with a drop in beverage quality.

  18. Transcriptome analysis in Coffea eugenioides, an Arabica coffee ancestor, reveals differentially expressed genes in leaves and fruits.

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    Yuyama, Priscila Mary; Reis Júnior, Osvaldo; Ivamoto, Suzana Tiemi; Domingues, Douglas Silva; Carazzolle, Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães; Charmetant, Pierre; Leroy, Thierry; Pereira, Luiz Filipe Protasio

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    Studies in diploid parental species of polyploid plants are important to understand their contributions to the formation of plant and species evolution. Coffea eugenioides is a diploid species that is considered to be an ancestor of allopolyploid Coffea arabica together with Coffea canephora. Despite its importance in the evolutionary history of the main economic species of coffee, no study has focused on C. eugenioides molecular genetics. RNA-seq creates the possibility to generate reference transcriptomes and identify coding genes and potential candidates related to important agronomic traits. Therefore, the main objectives were to obtain a global overview of transcriptionally active genes in this species using next-generation sequencing and to analyze specific genes that were highly expressed in leaves and fruits with potential exploratory characteristics for breeding and understanding the evolutionary biology of coffee. A de novo assembly generated 36,935 contigs that were annotated using eight databases. We observed a total of ~5000 differentially expressed genes between leaves and fruits. Several genes exclusively expressed in fruits did not exhibit similarities with sequences in any database. We selected ten differentially expressed unigenes in leaves and fruits to evaluate transcriptional profiles using qPCR. Our study provides the first gene catalog for C. eugenioides and enhances the knowledge concerning the mechanisms involved in the C. arabica homeologous. Furthermore, this work will open new avenues for studies into specific genes and pathways in this species, especially related to fruit, and our data have potential value in assisted breeding applications.

  19. Construction and characterisation of a BAC library for genome analysis of the allotetraploid coffee species (Coffea arabica L.).

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    Noir, S; Patheyron, S; Combes, M-C; Lashermes, P; Chalhoub, B

    2004-06-01

    In order to promote genome research on coffee trees, one of the most important tropical crops, a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library of the coffee allotetraploid species, Coffea arabica, was constructed. The variety IAPAR 59, which is widely distributed in Latin America and exhibits a fair level of resistance to several pathogens, was chosen. High-efficiency BAC cloning of the high molecular weight genomic DNA partially digested by HindIII was achieved. In total, the library contains 88,813 clones with an average insert size of 130 kb, and represents approximately eight C. arabica dihaploid genome equivalents. One original feature of this library is that it can be divided into four sublibraries with mean insert sizes of 96, 130, 183 and 210 kb. Characterisation of the library showed that less than 4.5% of the clones contained organelle DNA. Furthermore, this library is representative and shows good genome coverage, as established by hybridisation screening of high-density filters using a number of nuclear probes distributed across the allotetraploid genome. This Arabica BAC library, the first large-insert DNA library so far constructed for the genus Coffea, is well-suited for many applications in genome research, including physical mapping, map-based cloning, functional and comparative genomics as well as polyploid genome analyses.

  20. Estimation of leaf area in coffee leaves (Coffea arabica L. of the Castillo® variety

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    Carlos Andrés Unigarro-Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Allometric models based on measurements of single leaf dimensions or a combination there are useful tools for determining individual leaf area (LA because they are non-destructive, precise, simple and economical methods. The present study was carried out at the Central Station Naranjal of Cenicafé, located in the Department of Caldas (Colombia, four models were defined using the variables length (L and/or width (W to estimate LA in coffee leaves of the Castillo® variety (Coffea arabica L.. Estimation of regression coefficients was performed using information recorded from 6,441 leaves (group 1, and their validation was performed using records from another 992 leaves (group 2. Leaves were collected from all strata of the canopy and ranged from 0.76 to 140 cm2 in LA. In addition to exhibiting coefficients of variation differing from zero based on t-tests at 1%, the evaluated models possess coefficients of determination between 0.93 and 0.99. Four expressions have developed and adjusted to estimate leaf area in individual leaves, based on the measurement of simple variables and non-destructive.

  1. Antioxidant activity of the aqueous and methanolic extracts of coffee beans (Coffea arabica L.).

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    Złotek, Urszula; Karaś, Monika; Gawlik-Dziki, Urszula; Szymanowska, Urszula; Baraniak, Barbara; Jakubczyk, Anna

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    Coffee is important source of natural antioxidants in the diet, such as phenolic compounds, alkaloids, mainly caffeine, diterpenes (cafestol and kahweol) and Maillard reaction products formed during roasting. In aqueous and methanolic extracts of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) roasted using traditional techniques from Brazil (B), Colombia (C), Ethiopia (E), Kenya (K) and coffee roasted using an industrial technique from Brazil (T), the phenolic and caffeine content as well as antioxidant properties were determined. Comparing the results from water and methanolic extracts it should be noted that the highest amount of phenolics was determined for a methanolic extract of coffee roasted using the industrial technique (650.96 mg GAE/g DW) and a water extract of Kenya coffee (461.63 mg GAE/g DW). Caffeine content was on average two times higher in all methanolic extracts than in water extracts. The radical scavenging activity of aqueous extracts was found to be higher than methanolic extracts. The highest antioxidant scavenging activity was determined for C (EC50 = 1.16 mg DW/ml) and E (EC50 = 1.3 mg DW/ml) water extracts. Compared to water extracts methanolic extracts showed significantly higher reducing power, ability to chelate Fe2+, inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation and inhibition of lipoxygenase. This study demonstrated that the methanolic extracts obtained from different types of coffee exhibit potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The highest antioxidant activity was shown by traditionally roasted coffees from Colombia and Ethiopia.

  2. Coffea arabica Seed Extract Stimulate the Cellular Immune Function and Cyclophosphamide-induced Immunosuppression in Mice

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    Rafiul Haque, Mohammad; Ansari, Shahid Hussain; Rashikh, Azhar

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    In this study, we investigate the immunostimulatory effects of alcoholic extract of the coffee seed on cell-mediated immune response and cyclophosphamide-induced (CP) immunosuppressed mice. The assessment of cellular immune function was carried out by the measurement of delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response. According to the literature survey, cyclophosphamide has only suppressing effect on the lymphoid organ, white blood cell (WBC) and other parts of humoral immunity. Humoral immunity was assessed by the hemagglutination antibody titre. Mice were treated with three doses of extract (50, 150 and 250 mg/Kg body weight per os). Relative organ weight and WBC counts were also studied in these animals. At doses of 50 and 150, a significant increase (p < 0.05) in relative organ weight of spleen and thymus was observed but there was no effect on kidney and liver weights. WBC counts was also increased significantly (p < 0.001) in all doses of the plant extract. Coffea arabica extract elicited a significant (p < 0.001) increase in the DTH response at doses of 50 and 150 mg/Kg, but the change at higher dose of 250 mg/Kg was not statistically significant. In the HT test, plant extract also showed modulatory effect at all doses groups. Over all, coffee seed showed the stimulatory effect on cellular immune function and cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppression in mice. PMID:24250577

  3. Leaf anatomy characterization of Coffea arabica plants at different seasonal periods

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    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Drought is among the hindering factors for coffee plant growth and yield. This study aimed to analyze the anatomy of leaves grown during the rainy and dry seasons in nine Coffea arabica L. plants, previously described as tolerant or sensitive to water deicit, in order to identify structural features of drought tolerance. We measured the size and density of stomata and epidermal cells, the thickness of epidermis and mesophyll, the diameter of petiole and midrib, the thickness of phloem and xylem in the midrib and petiole, and the diameter and frequency of elements of xylem vessels. Differences observed between the leaf structure of coffee plants evaluated and the leaf growth conditions (rainy and dry seasons indicated that there is a favorable anatomical plasticity regarding drought conditions. Thicker palisade parenchyma and total limbo, larger radii of phloem and xylem in the petiole and midrib were considered as favorable structural features to cope with water scarcity and they could be used as criteria to select drought-resistant cultivars. The following coffee plants were considered as more adapted to drought: Geisha, Semperlorens, BA 10, IAC H 8105-7, IAC H 8421-2, and the cultivar Catuaí Vermelho IAC 81.

  4. Estudo da influência da época de coleta dos ramos, no enraizamento de etacas caulinares de café (Coffea arabica L. cv "Mundo Novo" Influence of branche harvest period in rooting of coffee stem cuttings (Coffea arabica L. cv "Mundo Novo"

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    E.O. Ono

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    Full Text Available Na propagação vegetativa através de estacas caulinares, a época de retirada dos ramos, que serão utilizados na confecção das estacas, tem grande influência sobre seu enraizamento. Outro fator de grande relevância é o tratamento auxínico, realizado nas estacas, que promove a formação de raízes. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo, verificar a ação das auxinas e do boro e a influência da época de coleta dos ramos de cafeeiro, sobre o enraizamento de ramos ortotrópicos semi-lenhosos de café (Coffea arabica L. cv "Mundo Novo". Para tal, o experimento foi montado mensalmente, realizando-se as seguintes medidas , mediante coleta das estacas, após 90 dias do plantio: número de estacas enraizadas e número total de raízes formadas. À partir dos resultados obtidos, concluiu-se que, a melhor época de coleta dos ramos é na estação chuvosa. Além disso, tratamentos com NAA à 200 ppm mais boro, também promovem uma alta porcentagem de enraizamento.Timing of stem cuttings has large influence on rooting and on vegetative propagation of coffee seedlings. Auxin treatments on cuttings also promote root formation. The present research evaluated auxins and boron actions and the influence time of coffee-tree branch havest time, over rooting of orthotropous semi-hardwood branches of coffee (Coffea arabica L. cv . Mundo Novo stem cuttings. The trial was performed monthly, observing the cuttings 90 days after planting: number of rooted cuttings and total root number. It was concluded that the best branch harvesting time is in the rainy season, whem cuttings show satisfatory results. Treatments with NAA 200 ppm plus boric acid, promoted higher rooting percentage.

  5. Indução de calos e regeneração de embriões em anteras de Coffea arabica L. por nitrato de prata e etileno Callus induction and embryo regeneration in Coffea arabica L. anthers by silver nitrate and ethylene

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    Adelaide Siqueira Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O melhoramento genético do cafeeiro por métodos convencionais é um processo demorado para aquisição de uma nova cultivar. Através da cultura de anteras podem-se obter linhagens homozigóticas rapidamente, oriundas de dihaplóides. O objetivo foi utilizar na cultura de anteras na cv. Catuaí Vermelho 99 de Coffea arabica L., nitrato de prata (AgNO3 e etileno para induzir a formação de calos e regenerar plântulas dihaplóides. As anteras foram inoculadas em meio MS acrescido de 2 mg L-1 de 2,4-D com e sem AgNO3 (5 mg L-1, juntamente com etileno por diferentes dias: (testemunha; 2; 4; 6, e 8. Ao final de 12 dias, estas foram transferidas para o meio de regeneração, acrescido de 0,108 mg L-1 de cinetina. Foi observada uma oxidação e intumescimento maior nos primeiros dias de inoculação em exposição ao etileno, e a cv. Catuaí Vermelho 99 respondeu a formação de calos e também a embriogênese direta na presença do etileno.The genetic breeding of coffee by conventional methods to obtain new cultivars is time-consuming. Anther culture can yield homozygous lines quickly from bi-haploids. This study used anther cultures of Coffea arabica L. cv. Catuaí Vermelho 99, and tested the effect of silver nitrate (AgNO3 and ethylene in callus-formation induction and bi-haploid seedling regeneration. The anthers were inoculated in MS to which 2 mg L-1 2,4-D had been added with AgNO3 (5 mg L-1 together with ethylene being introduced or not, for different periods (the control, 2, 4, 6, and 8 days. At the end of 12 days, the anthers were transferred to the regeneration medium, to which 0.108 mg L-1 kinetin had been added. Greater oxidation and intumescence were observed in the first days after exposure to ethylene; the cultivar Catuaí Vermelho 99 responded to callus formation and also direct embryogenesis in the presence of ethylene.

  6. Taxonomia de Coffea arabica L. VI: caracteres morfológicos dos haplóides

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    A. Carvalho

    1952-06-01

    Full Text Available No decorrer dos trabalhos de melhoramento do café em execução no Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, plantas haplóides foram encontradas nas variedades typica, bourbon, maragogipe, semperflorens, laurina, erecta, caturra e San Ramon, da espécie Coffea arabica. Todos os haplóides apresentam porte menor e fôlhas mais estreitas e mais finas do que as variedades que lhes deram origem. Apesar de as flores serem completas, nota-se esterilidade muito acentuada. Raramente se formam alguns frutos, e êstes são providos de uma única semente, motivo pelo qual as plantas haplóides são denominadas "monosperma". Os fatôres genéticos dominantes maragogipe (Mg, erecta (Er, caturra (Ct e San Ramon, bem como os gens recessivos semperflorens (sf, e laurina (lr, das variedades estudadas, manifestam-se nas plantas haplóides, de modo semelhante ao que ocorre nas plantas diplóides correspondentes. O fator para coloração bronze dos brotos novos tem dominância incompleta e, na condição heterozigota (Brbr, mostra intensidade intermediária de côr. Nas plantas haplóides contendo um só alelo Br, a côr dos brotos novos é bronze-clara. Uma única dose do fator Na, que também apresenta dominância incompleta, dando, na forma heterozigota (Nana e na presença de tt, o fenótipo conhecido por murta, manifesta-se, na forma haplóide, dando plantas semelhantes às homozigotas ttNaNa, apenas com fôlhas mais estreitas e mais finas. Chamou-se atenção para as linhas puras de café obtidas pela duplicação do número de cromosômios dos haplóides e sua aplicação nos ensaios de linhagens e na determinação das taxas de mutação. As observações realizadas na meiose da espécie C. arabica, bem como os dados das análises genéticas e as observações feitas nesses haplóides parecem indicar que, se essa espécie fôr alotetraplóide, tal origem deve ser bem antiga, comportando-se hoje a espécie C. arábica, como um diplóide normal. As plantas

  7. Genetic molecular analysis of Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae hybrids using SRAP markers

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    Manoj Kumar Mishra

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    Full Text Available In Coffea arabica (arabica coffee, the phenotypic as well as genetic variability has been found low because of the narrow genetic basis and self fertile nature of the species. Because of high similarity in phenotypic appearance among the majority of arabica collections, selection of parental lines for inter-varietals hybridization and identification of resultant hybrids at an early stage of plant growth is difficult. DNA markers are known to be reliable in identifying closely related cultivars and hybrids. Sequence Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP is a new molecular marker technology developed based on PCR. In this paper, sixty arabica-hybrid progenies belonging to six crosses were analyzed using 31 highly polymorphic SRAP markers. The analysis revealed seven types of SRAP marker profiles which are useful in discriminating the parents and hybrids. The number of bands amplified per primer pair ranges from 6.13 to 8.58 with average number of seven bands. Among six hybrid combinations, percentage of bands shared between hybrids and their parents ranged from 66.29% to 85.71% with polymorphic bands varied from 27.64% to 60.0%. Percentage of hybrid specific fragments obtained in various hybrid combinations ranged from 0.71% to 10.86% and ascribed to the consequence of meiotic recombination. Based on the similarity index calculation, it was observed that F1 hybrids share maximum number of bands with the female parent compared to male parent. The results obtained in the present study revealed the effectiveness of SRAP technique in cultivar identification and hybrid analysis in this coffee species. Rev. Biol. Trop. 59 (2: 607-617. Epub 2011 June 01.En Coffea arabica (café arabica, el fenotipo y la variabilidad genética son bajos debido a la estrecha base genética y la autofecundación de la especie. Por su alta similitud fenotípica entre la mayoría de las colecciones de arábica, la selección de líneas parentales para hibridación entre

  8. The Greater Phenotypic Homeostasis of the Allopolyploid Coffea arabica Improved the Transcriptional Homeostasis Over that of Both Diploid Parents.

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    Bertrand, Benoît; Bardil, Amélie; Baraille, Hélène; Dussert, Stéphane; Doulbeau, Sylvie; Dubois, Emeric; Severac, Dany; Dereeper, Alexis; Etienne, Hervé

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    Polyploidy impacts the diversity of plant species, giving rise to novel phenotypes and leading to ecological diversification. In order to observe adaptive and evolutionary capacities of polyploids, we compared the growth, primary metabolism and transcriptomic expression level in the leaves of the newly formed allotetraploid Coffea arabica species compared with its two diploid parental species (Coffea eugenioides and Coffea canephora), exposed to four thermal regimes (TRs; 18-14, 23-19, 28-24 and 33-29°C). The growth rate of the allopolyploid C. arabica was similar to that of C. canephora under the hottest TR and that of C. eugenioides under the coldest TR. For metabolite contents measured at the hottest TR, the allopolyploid showed similar behavior to C. canephora, the parent which tolerates higher growth temperatures in the natural environment. However, at the coldest TR, the allopolyploid displayed higher sucrose, raffinose and ABA contents than those of its two parents and similar linolenic acid leaf composition and Chl content to those of C. eugenioides. At the gene expression level, few differences between the allopolyploid and its parents were observed for studied genes linked to photosynthesis, respiration and the circadian clock, whereas genes linked to redox activity showed a greater capacity of the allopolyploid for homeostasis. Finally, we found that the overall transcriptional response to TRs of the allopolyploid was more homeostatic compared with its parents. This better transcriptional homeostasis of the allopolyploid C. arabica afforded a greater phenotypic homeostasis when faced with environments that are unsuited to the diploid parental species. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  9. Avaliação da qualidade da madeira de Coffea arabica L. como fonte de bioenergia

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    Leite,Edson Rubens da Silva; Protásio,Thiago de Paula; Rosado,Sebastião Carlos da Silva; Trugilho,Paulo Fernando; Tonoli,Gustavo Henrique Denzin; Bufalino,Lina

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    Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar, por meio da análise de componentes principais, a qualidade da madeira de Coffea arabica L. em diferentes variedades e sistemas de cultivo como fonte de bioenergia. Foram utilizadas madeiras provenientes de três sistemas de cultivo (natural, convencional e orgânico) e de duas variedades distintas (Mundo Novo e Catuaí), totalizando seis tratamentos. Foram quantificados os teores dos componentes elementares (C, H, N, S e O), de cinzas, lignina, extrativos t...

  10. Homeologous genes involved in mannitol synthesis reveal unequal contributions in response to abiotic stress in Coffea arabica.

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    de Carvalho, Kenia; Petkowicz, Carmen L O; Nagashima, Getulio T; Bespalhok Filho, João C; Vieira, Luiz G E; Pereira, Luiz F P; Domingues, Douglas S

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    Polyploid plants can exhibit transcriptional modulation in homeologous genes in response to abiotic stresses. Coffea arabica, an allotetraploid, accounts for 75% of the world's coffee production. Extreme temperatures, salinity and drought limit crop productivity, which includes coffee plants. Mannitol is known to be involved in abiotic stress tolerance in higher plants. This study aimed to investigate the transcriptional responses of genes involved in mannitol biosynthesis and catabolism in C. arabica leaves under water deficit, salt stress and high temperature. Mannitol concentration was significantly increased in leaves of plants under drought and salinity, but reduced by heat stress. Fructose content followed the level of mannitol only in heat-stressed plants, suggesting the partitioning of the former into other metabolites during drought and salt stress conditions. Transcripts of the key enzymes involved in mannitol biosynthesis, CaM6PR, CaPMI and CaMTD, were modulated in distinct ways depending on the abiotic stress. Our data suggest that changes in mannitol accumulation during drought and salt stress in leaves of C. arabica are due, at least in part, to the increased expression of the key genes involved in mannitol biosynthesis. In addition, the homeologs of the Coffea canephora subgenome did not present the same pattern of overall transcriptional response, indicating differential regulation of these genes by the same stimulus. In this way, this study adds new information on the differential expression of C. arabica homeologous genes under adverse environmental conditions showing that abiotic stresses can influence the homeologous gene regulation pattern, in this case, mainly on those involved in mannitol pathway.

  11. Introgressive hybridization between the allotetraploid Coffea arabica and one of its diploid ancestors, Coffea canephora, in an exceptional sympatric zone in New Caledonia.

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    Mahé, L; Le Pierrès, D; Combes, M-C; Lashermes, P

    2007-03-01

    The importance of introgressive hybridization in plant evolution has long been recognized. Nevertheless, information on gene flow between allopolyploids and their diploid relatives is very limited, even though gene flow could play a major role in polyploid establishment and evolution. Here, we investigated the processes governing hybrid formation and introgression between the allotetraploid Coffea arabica and one of its ancestral diploid progenitors, C. canephora, in a sympatric zone of New Caledonia. The occurrence of a large assortment of hybridization events between the 2 coffee species is clearly established. First-generation hybrids (F1) and post-F1 hybrids were characterized. The involvement of unreduced gametes of C. canephora is suggested, because tetraploid F1 hybrid plants were detected. Moreover, although bidirectional mating was observed, only unidirectional gene flow from C. canephora to C. arabica was noted in post-F1 hybrids. Most of the collected post-F1 hybrid plants exhibited a high level of introgression, and the frequency of introgression observed among the different analyzed loci was homogeneous, suggesting no significant counterselection against introgressions from C. canephora. Overall, the New Caledonian central mountains appear to be a highly favourable environment for introgressive hybridization and a genetic diversity center for C. arabica.

  12. Homostachydrine (pipecolic acid betaine) as authentication marker of roasted blends of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora (Robusta) beans.

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    Servillo, Luigi; Giovane, Alfonso; Casale, Rosario; Cautela, Domenico; D'Onofrio, Nunzia; Balestrieri, Maria Luisa; Castaldo, Domenico

    2016-08-15

    The occurrence of pipecolic acid betaine (homostachydrine) and its biosynthetic precursor N-methylpipecolic acid was detected for the first time in green coffee beans of Robusta and Arabica species. The analyses were conducted by HPLC-ESI tandem mass spectrometry and the metabolites identified by product ion spectra and comparison with authentic standards. N-methylpipecolic acid was found at similar levels in green coffee beans of Robusta and Arabica, whereas a noticeable difference of homostachydrine content was observed between the two green coffee bean species. Interestingly, homostachydrine content was found to be unaffected by coffee bean roasting treatment because of a noticeable heat stability, a feature that makes this compound a candidate marker to determine the content of Robusta and Arabica species in roasted coffee blends. To this end, a number of certified pure Arabica and Robusta green beans were analyzed for their homostachydrine content. Results showed that homostachydrine content was 1.5±0.5mg/kg in Arabica beans and 31.0±10.0mg/kg in Robusta beans. Finally, to further support the suitability of homostachydrine as quality marker of roasted blends of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, commercial samples of roasted ground coffee blends were analyzed and the correspondence between the derived percentages of Arabica and Robusta beans with those declared on packages by manufacturers was verified. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Use of coffee (Coffea arabica pulp for the production of briquettes and pellets for heat generation

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    Robert Cubero-Abarca

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Coffee bean (Coffea arabica processing generates high amount of residues that are sources of environmental pollution. Therefore, an appropriate solution is needed. The objective of this study was to determine the potential of coffee pulp to produce briquettes and pellets. The study included pulp drying (using air, solar and hot air methods; the production of briquettes and pellets; the evaluation of their energy, physical and mechanical properties; and the evaluation of pellet quality using X-ray densitometry. The results showed that the pulp presented an initial moisture content of 90%, resulting in drying times of 699, 308 and 55 hours for air, solar and hot air drying, respectively, and the calorific values of the pellets and briquettes were 12,501 kJ kg-1 and 11,591 kJ kg-1, respectively. The ash content was 8.68% for the briquettes and 6.74% for the pellets. The density of the briquettes was 1,110 kg m-3, compared with 1,300 kg m-3 for the pellets. The apparent densities were 1,000 kg m-3 and 600 kg m-3 for the briquettes and pellets, respectively, and the water absorptions by the briquettes were 7.90% and 8.10% by the pellets. The maximum horizontal compression effort was 26.86 kg cm-2, measured in the pellets, compared with 4.52 kg cm-2 in the briquettes. The maximum horizontal load was 93.24 kg, measured in the briquettes, compared with 33.50 kg in the pellets. The value of the pellet durability test was 75.54%. X-ray densitometry showed that the pellet was uniform and a few cracks were observed on the pellet surface.

  14. Physiological Dose-Response of Coffee (Coffea arabica L. Plants to Glyphosate Depends on Growth Stage Respuesta Fisiológica de Plantas de Café (Coffea arabica L. a Glifosato Depende de la Etapa de Crecimiento

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    Leonardo Bianco de Carvalho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate is the main herbicide used in coffee (Coffea arabica L. plantations in Brazil. Problems with herbicide drift commonly occur in orchard fields due to non-adequate spraying conditions. A series of experiments was carried out aiming to evaluate physiological dose-response of C. arabica plants submitted to exposure to simulated glyphosate drift in two distinct plant growth stages. Glyphosate was applied at 0, 180, 360, and 720 g acid equivalent (AE ha-1 directly on coffee plants with 10 and 45 d after transplanting (DAT. Glyphosate doses in a range of 180-360 g AE ha-1 increased photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance in 10 DAT-plants up to 14 d after application (DAA while, in 45 DAT-plants, an increase was observed only up to 2 DAA, but this pattern was not persistent afterwards so that no difference in gas exchange was observed at 60 DAA in both plants. Macronutrient content was not affected by glyphosate application in both plants. Plant DM accumulation was not affected by glyphosate application at 10 DAT-plants, but an increase in plant growth was observed when glyphosate was applied in a range of 360-720 g AE ha-1 in 45 DAT-plants. Coffea arabica cv. Catuaí Vermelho IAC-144 responded differentially to glyphosate drift depending on plant growth stage, regarding on photosynthesis, transpiration, stomatal conductance, and plant growth, in spite of macronutrient nutrition was not affected.Glifosato es el principal herbicida utilizado en las plantaciones de café (Coffea arabica L. en Brasil. Problemas con la deriva de herbicidas comúnmente ocurren en los campos de cultivo debido a condiciones no adecuadas de pulverización. Una serie de experimentos se llevó a cabo con el objetivo de evaluar la relación dosis-respuesta fisiológica de plantas de C. arabica expuestas a situaciones simuladas de exposición a deriva de glifosato en dos etapas distintas de crecimiento de las plantas. El glifosato se aplicó en dosis de 0

  15. Observações citológicas em Coffea: XV - Microsporogênese em Coffea arabica L.

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    A. J. T. Mendes

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    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são apresentadas as observações realizadas sôbre a microsporogênese nas variedades semperflorens e caturra, de Coffea arabica L. Notou-se que, no início da prófase, os cromossômios se colorem muito mal, não permitindo observações sôbre a sua morfologia; em paquitene, os cromossômios se apresentam com várias secções heteropicnóticas separadas por secções muito finas, que se colorem mal; o centrômero é bastante nítido e se acha ladeado de zonas bem heteropicnóticas; as extremidades dos braços dos cromossômios se colorem mal e se perdem no meio do citoplasma ; o nucléolo é bastante visível e a êle se acham ligados alguns cromossômios. É difícil determinar o número exato de cromossômios ligados ao nucléolo, tendo-se encontrado de 1 a 4. De paquitene a metáfase I, as fases se sucedem rapidamente. Em diplotene, os cromossômios são curtos, não mais se percebendo o centrômero. Em diaquinese os 22 pares de cromossômios se repelem pela sua parte mais colorida, onde se encontra o centrômero, e se unem pela parte clara, onde se notam os quiasmas ; o número de quiasmas, por célula, varia de 29 a 43 ; a média por bivalente é de 1,67, em semperjlorens, e 1,75, em caturra. Em metáfase I, o número médio de quiasmas, por bivalente,. é de 1,69, em semperjlorens, e 1,67, em caturra. Em anáfase I, os 22 pares de cromossômios se separam normalmente. Em telófase I, os cromossômios se colorem mal. Não há, praticamente, intercinese; os cromossômios contraem-se de novo e entram em anáfase II. A formação dos micrósporos é normal. Depois de soltos, ocorre a divisão nuclear, dando origem a dois núcleos com 22 cromossômios. Isto ocorre três a quatro dias antes da abertura das flores; o núcleo vegetativo é grande, esférico e homogêneo, colo-rindo-se mal; o núcleo reprodutivo é menor, reticulado, colore-se bem e se localiza na periferia da célula; ao seu redor se destaca uma por

  16. Interaction between Coffee (Coffea arabica L. and Intercropped Herbs under Field Conditions in the Sierra Norte of Puebla, Mexico

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    Alex Pacheco Bustos

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Caffeine released from decaying seeds and leaves accumulates in a soluble form in the soil. The compound is known to inhibit mitosis, reduce the access of nutrients and water to surrounding plants which is one of limiting problems in intercropped coffee plantations. The allelopathic interactions between coffee (Coffea arabica L. and mint (Mentha piperita L., basil (Ocimum basilicum L., oregano (Origanum vulgare L. and sage (Salvia officinalis L. could be a diversification alternative and extra income activity for coffee growers outside the harvest period that could cope with high levels of caffeine in the soil. We tested the interaction of the proposed system (2004 – 2005 in rural area of Puebla State, Mexico. The results demonstrate that intercropping sage, spearmint, basil and oregano stimulate the plagiotropic growth of Coffea arabica plants most effectively in young production systems, through volatile essential oils. Intercropping basil, sage, spearmint and oregano in coffee plantations seems to be a promising approach for higher income and increasing yield and quality production in coffee farms.

  17. The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica): Predicting Future Trends and Identifying Priorities

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    Gole, Tadesse Woldemariam; Baena, Susana

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    Precise modelling of the influence of climate change on Arabica coffee is limited; there are no data available for indigenous populations of this species. In this study we model the present and future predicted distribution of indigenous Arabica, and identify priorities in order to facilitate appropriate decision making for conservation, monitoring and future research. Using distribution data we perform bioclimatic modelling and examine future distribution with the HadCM3 climate model for three emission scenarios (A1B, A2A, B2A) over three time intervals (2020, 2050, 2080). The models show a profoundly negative influence on indigenous Arabica. In a locality analysis the most favourable outcome is a c. 65% reduction in the number of pre-existing bioclimatically suitable localities, and at worst an almost 100% reduction, by 2080. In an area analysis the most favourable outcome is a 38% reduction in suitable bioclimatic space, and the least favourable a c. 90% reduction, by 2080. Based on known occurrences and ecological tolerances of Arabica, bioclimatic unsuitability would place populations in peril, leading to severe stress and a high risk of extinction. This study establishes a fundamental baseline for assessing the consequences of climate change on wild populations of Arabica coffee. Specifically, it: (1) identifies and categorizes localities and areas that are predicted to be under threat from climate change now and in the short- to medium-term (2020–2050), representing assessment priorities for ex situ conservation; (2) identifies ‘core localities’ that could have the potential to withstand climate change until at least 2080, and therefore serve as long-term in situ storehouses for coffee genetic resources; (3) provides the location and characterization of target locations (populations) for on-the-ground monitoring of climate change influence. Arabica coffee is confimed as a climate sensitivite species, supporting data and inference that existing

  18. Inter-genomic DNA Exchanges and Homeologous Gene Silencing Shaped the Nascent Allopolyploid Coffee Genome (Coffea arabica L.

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    Philippe Lashermes

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    Full Text Available Allopolyploidization is a biological process that has played a major role in plant speciation and evolution. Genomic changes are common consequences of polyploidization, but their dynamics over time are still poorly understood. Coffea arabica, a recently formed allotetraploid, was chosen to study genetic changes that accompany allopolyploid formation. Both RNA-seq and DNA-seq data were generated from two genetically distant C. arabica accessions. Genomic structural variation was investigated using C. canephora, one of its diploid progenitors, as reference genome. The fate of 9047 duplicate homeologous genes was inferred and compared between the accessions. The pattern of SNP density along the reference genome was consistent with the allopolyploid structure. Large genomic duplications or deletions were not detected. Two homeologous copies were retained and expressed in 96% of the genes analyzed. Nevertheless, duplicated genes were found to be affected by various genomic changes leading to homeolog loss or silencing. Genetic and epigenetic changes were evidenced that could have played a major role in the stabilization of the unique ancestral allotetraploid and its subsequent diversification. While the early evolution of C. arabica mainly involved homeologous crossover exchanges, the later stage appears to have relied on more gradual evolution involving gene conversion and homeolog silencing.

  19. Allelopathic effects of two cover crops Commelina diffusa Burm. F. and Tradescantia zebrina Shunltz on Coffea arabica L.

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    Georgina Berroa Navarro

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    Full Text Available Allelopathic effect of the cover crops Tradescantia zebrina Shunltz (cucaracha and Commelina diffusa Burm. F. (canutillo were evaluated on Coffea arabica Lin. seeds Caturra Rojo variety. Germination tests were carried out “in vitro” and it was evaluated the root longitude, percentage of total germination and period of germination, as well as the height of the plant and the emergency percentage for the incorporation tests to the soil. It was also carried out, to both over crops, the preliminary chemical qualitative characterization. The results showed that the extracts of T. zebrina and of C. diffusa stimulated the “in vitro” germination and growth of C. arabica at different concentration levels. The incorporation to the soil of the extracts of C. diffusa stimulated the development of the plants of C. arabica, in a significant way, that supposes a considerable advantage in that concerns to the employment of these cover crops, when not implying noxious effects beside all the benefits implied when using cover crops. These last ones go from the protection and improvement of the properties of the soil, to the control of the spontaneous flora in the coffee agroecosystems.

  20. Aspectos morfofisiológicos das cultivares de cafeeiro Catuaí-Vermelho e Conilon

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    Carvalho Luciana Marques de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar cafeeiros das espécies Coffea arabica L. cv. Catuaí-Vermelho e C. canephora Pierre cv. Conilon quanto à fotossíntese líquida e a aspectos da anatomia foliar a esta relacionados. Verificaram-se taxas fotossintética líquida, transpiratória e de condutância estomática maiores em plantas de C. canephora. As plantas de C. arabica apresentaram menor eficiência do sistema "antena", e folhas menores, porém mais espessas. As duas espécies diferiram, ainda, quanto ao tipo, dimensões e número dos estômatos presentes na epiderme foliar: paracíticos em C. arabica e actinocíticos em C. canephora, e maiores, mas em menor número, em C. arabica.

  1. RBCS1 expression in coffee: Coffea orthologs, Coffea arabica homeologs, and expression variability between genotypes and under drought stress.

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    Marraccini, Pierre; Freire, Luciana P; Alves, Gabriel S C; Vieira, Natalia G; Vinecky, Felipe; Elbelt, Sonia; Ramos, Humberto J O; Montagnon, Christophe; Vieira, Luiz G E; Leroy, Thierry; Pot, David; Silva, Vânia A; Rodrigues, Gustavo C; Andrade, Alan C

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    In higher plants, the inhibition of photosynthetic capacity under drought is attributable to stomatal and non-stomatal (i.e., photochemical and biochemical) effects. In particular, a disruption of photosynthetic metabolism and Rubisco regulation can be observed. Several studies reported reduced expression of the RBCS genes, which encode the Rubisco small subunit, under water stress. Expression of the RBCS1 gene was analysed in the allopolyploid context of C. arabica, which originates from a natural cross between the C. canephora and C. eugenioides species. Our study revealed the existence of two homeologous RBCS1 genes in C. arabica: one carried by the C. canephora sub-genome (called CaCc) and the other carried by the C. eugenioides sub-genome (called CaCe). Using specific primer pairs for each homeolog, expression studies revealed that CaCe was expressed in C. eugenioides and C. arabica but was undetectable in C. canephora. On the other hand, CaCc was expressed in C. canephora but almost completely silenced in non-introgressed ("pure") genotypes of C. arabica. However, enhanced CaCc expression was observed in most C. arabica cultivars with introgressed C. canephora genome. In addition, total RBCS1 expression was higher for C. arabica cultivars that had recently introgressed C. canephora genome than for "pure" cultivars. For both species, water stress led to an important decrease in the abundance of RBCS1 transcripts. This was observed for plants grown in either greenhouse or field conditions under severe or moderate drought. However, this reduction of RBCS1 gene expression was not accompanied by a decrease in the corresponding protein in the leaves of C. canephora subjected to water withdrawal. In that case, the amount of RBCS1 was even higher under drought than under unstressed (irrigated) conditions, which suggests great stability of RBCS1 under adverse water conditions. On the other hand, for C. arabica, high nocturnal expression of RBCS1 could also explain the

  2. Proporção de material orgânico no substrato artificial na produção de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes

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    Dias, Ricardo

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    A utilização de matérias orgânicas pode contribuir para reduzir o custo da produção, manter o desenvolvimento vegetativo e a qualidade das mudas de cafeeiro. Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da utilização de diferentes materiais orgânicos, no substrato artificial, na produção de mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.) em tubetes, foi instalado um experimento na Escola Agrotécnica Federal de Uberlândia EAFU, em viveiro comercial de produção de mudas, no período de julho de 2...

  3. The effect of auxin 2,4-D and cytokinin 2-ip on direct somatic embryogenesis formation of Coffea arabica L. leaf explant

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    Rina Arimarsetiowati

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the propagation technique for coffee plant production is tissue culture. Tissue culture technique for Coffea arabica L. faces some problems, mainly in the planlet formation regenerated from explants. The objective of this experiment was to examine the effect 2,4-D and 2-ip combination on the formation of direct somatic embryogenesis of Coffea arabica L. in leaves explant. Auxin (2,4-D and cytokinin (2-ip concentrations of, respectively, 1; 5 µM and 5; 10; 15; 20 were used as treatments. This research was conducted using completely randomized design with 10 replications. Observation to induce somatic embryos was done by quantitatively on number of callus from explant and number of embryogenic callus. Beside that, observation by qualitative descriptive was also done on deve lopment of embryogenesis. The results showed that Arabica coffee leaves explant of AS 2K clones could be induced in all medium combination except 5µM 2,4-D and 20µM 2-ip combination. Arabica coffee leaves explant of S 795, Sigararutang and AS 1 varieties could be induced in all medium combination. The highest frequency of callus formation was found in AS 2K, Sigararutang and AS 1 varieties on medium containing 1µM 2,4-D in combination with 10µM 2-ip, whereas for the S 795 variety on medium containing 5µM 2,4-D in combination with 10µM 2-ip. The highest frequency of embriogenic callus in all Arabica coffee variety could be reached on medium containing 5µM 2,4-D in combination with 15µM 2-ip. Key words : Coffea arabica L., somatic embryogenesis, 2,4-D, 2-ip, tissue culture, leaves, callus embryogenic.

  4. Sensory Description of Cultivars (Coffea Arabica L. Resistant to Rust and Its Correlation with Caffeine, Trigonelline, and Chlorogenic Acid Compounds

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    Larissa de Oliveira Fassio

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    Full Text Available Considering the importance of the chemical compounds in Arabica coffee beans in the definition of the drink sensory quality and authentication of coffee regions, the aim of this study was to evaluate, from principal component analysis—PCA—if there is a relation between the caffeine, trigonelline, and chlorogenic acid (5-CQA content and the sensory attributes of the drink, and in this context, enabling the differentiation of cultivars in two coffee-producing regions of Brazil. We evaluated seven rust-resistant Coffea arabica cultivars, and two rust-susceptible cultivars in two cultivation environments: Lavras, in the southern region of Minas Gerais state, and Patrocinio in the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais. The flavor and acidity were determinant for differentiation of the cultivars and their interaction with the evaluated environments. Cultivars Araponga MG1, Catigua MG2, and Catigua MG1 are the most suitable for the production of specialty coffee in the state of Minas Gerais. A poor correlation was found between caffeine, trigonelline, 5-CQA contents, and fragrance, flavor, acidity, body, and final score attributes. However, these compounds enabled the differentiation of the environments. The PCA indicated superiority in the sensory quality of cultivars resistant to rust, compared to the control, Bourbon Amarelo, and Topázio MG1190.

  5. EVALUACIÓN DE CUATRO ESPECIES FORESTALES ASOCIADAS CON CAFÉ (Coffea Arabica L. Y EN MONOCULTIVO EN EL LITORAL ECUATORIANO

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    Pedro Suatunce Cunuhay

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    Full Text Available Se implantó un ensayo de sistema agroforestal con café (Coffea arabica L. en el área del cantón Quevedo, en la Finca Experimental “La Represa”, en el año de 1997. Se plantaron cuatro especies forestales en asociación con café (C. arabica L., y también se establecieron parcelas de árboles y café en monocultivo, en parcelas contiguas. Las especies forestales utilizadas fueron el guayacán blanco (Cybistax donnell-smithii Rose, laurel prieto (Cordia megalantha Chadat, fernansánchez (Triplaris cumingiana Wedd y teca (Tectona grandis L. F.. El objetivo fue comparar la producción de madera y café bajo los sistemas agroforestales y en los sistemas de plantación en monocultivo tanto de los árboles como del café. La producción por hectárea de café fue mayor en monocultivo. La incidencia (% del minador del café (Perileucoptera coffeella Green fue baja en los dos sistemas, además no hubo diferencias significativas entre los cafetales asociados y en monocultivo. El volumen de las especies forestales fue mayor en los sistemas agroforestales. Según la evaluación del uso eficiente de la tierra, cualquiera de los sistemas agroforestales evaluados es mejor que los cultivos puros de estas especies.

  6. Efeito de leguminosa arbórea na nutrição nitrogenada do cafeeiro (Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehn) consorciado com bananeira em sistema orgânico de produção

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    Coelho, Renato Alves; Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ; Silva, Gabriela Tavares Arantes; Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ; Ricci, Marta dos Santos Freire; Embrapa Agrobiologia; Resende, Alexander Silva de; Embrapa Agrobiologia

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    O cafeeiro é uma das culturas de maior importância econômica para o Brasil, sendo cultivado em cerca de 2,4 milhões de hectares. O uso de fertilizantes, entre eles o nitrogenado, é bastante difundido. Alternativas que possam reduzir a necessidade de aplicação deste nutriente são importantes. Neste estudo avaliou-se o efeito do cultivo do cafeeiro (Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehn) sombreado com Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Steud. e bananeira (Musa paradisíaca L.), em comparação com o café cresc...

  7. Perfil sensorial da bebida café (Coffea arabica L. determinado por análise tempo-intensidade Sensorial profile of beverage coffee (Coffea arabica L. determined by analysis time-intensity

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    Marlene A. M. Monteiro

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o gosto amargo, sabor fermentado e sabor queimado de nove amostras (mole/clara, dura/clara, rio/clara, mole/expresso, dura/expresso, rio/expresso, mole/escura, dura/escura e rio/escura da bebida café (Coffea arabica L. por meio da análise Tempo-Intensidade (TI. Foram avaliados seis parâmetros da curva: tempo para atingir a intensidade máxima (TImáx, intensidade máxima do estímulo (Imáx, tempo correspondente ao ponto onde a intensidade máxima começa a declinar (Td, tempo de duração da intensidade máxima (Platô, área sob a curva (Área e tempo total de duração do estímulo (Ttot. A análise demonstrou que as amostras de torra escura tiveram maior intensidade máxima (Imáx e tempo de duração do estímulo (Ttot para gosto amargo e sabor queimado, sendo que as amostras de torra clara apresentaram menor intensidade destes estímulos. Em relação ao sabor fermentado, a amostra rio/expresso foi a que apresentou maior intensidade.The present work had as objective to evaluate the bitter taste, fermented flavor and burned flavor of nine samples (soft/light, hard/light, rio/light, soft/express, hard/express, rio/express, soft/dark, hard/dark and rio/dark of the drink coffee (Coffea arabica L. through the analysis Time-Intensity (TI. Six parameters of the curve were evaluated: time to reach the maximum intensity (TImáx, maximum intensity of the incentive (Imáx, time corresponding to the point where the maximum intensity begins to refuse (Td, time of duration of the maximum intensity (Plateau, area under the curve (Área and total time of duration of the incentive (Ttot. The analysis demonstrated that the samples of dark toast had larger maximum intensity (Imáx and time of duration of the incentive (Ttot for bitter taste and burned flavor, while the samples of light toast presented smaller intensity of these stimulus. For the fermented flavor, the sample rio/express was the one that

  8. Effects of gamma radiation of Cobalt-60 on arabica and conillon seeds coffea: physic-chemistry evaluation; Efeitos da radiacao gama do Cobalto-60 em sementes de cafe arabica e conillon: avaliacao fisico-quimica

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    Silva, Marcus Henriques da

    2012-07-01

    Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in the world. The coffee bean is one of the main products of the Brazilian trade balance. Two species of coffee are the most economically important: the Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora Pierre is the largest representative of the Coffea canephora Pierre is the coffea conillon. Food irradiation is an area of research that aims to increase the shelf life of foods and controlling pests. This study aimed to verify the physicochemical variables of Arabica coffee and conillon were affected when exposed to doses of gamma radiation from cobalt-60. The samples were provided by Polo in Coffee Quality Technology, Federal University of Lavras - UFLA. The coffee samples were subjected to irradiation doses: 0 (control), 5 kGy and 10 kGy, a multipurpose irradiator of IPEN - Research Institute of Nuclear Energy and the University of São Paulo, at a rate of 7.5 kGy / hour. For irradiation the samples were vacuum-packed in appropriate packaging aluminised. After the process of irradiation the samples were stored at a temperature of 15 ± 1 deg C and relative humidity of 17 ± 1%. The following analyzes were performed: levels of total sugars, glucose, sucrose, caffeine, humidity, pH, total acidity, electrical conductivity and fibers. Analyses were performed 1, 30, 60 and 90 days after irradiation, and the results were submitted to analysis of variance and means were compared by Tukey test at 5%. It was observed that the analysis results of the samples irradiated with 5 kGy and 10 kGy showed values similar to the control. It was concluded that irradiation did not induce deleterious effects on arabica coffee seeds and conillon irradiated with 5 kGy and 10 kGy to 90 days after irradiation. (author)

  9. Effect of roasting on the carbohydrate composition of Coffea arabica beans.

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    Oosterveld, A.; Voragen, A.G.J.; Schols, H.A.

    2003-01-01

    Coffee beans (arabica) with different degrees of roast were sequentially extracted with water (90 °C, 1 h), water (170 °C, 30 min), and 0.05 M NaOH (0 °C, 1 h). The amount and composition of polysaccharides, oligosaccharides and monosaccharides in the extracts and residues were analyzed. The results

  10. Respuesta fotosintética de Coffea arabica L. a diferentes niveles de luz y disponibilidad hídrica

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    Yesid Alejandro Mariño

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El sombrío permite una mejor aclimatación del café (Coffea arabica L. en zonas donde el invierno se caracteriza por bajas temperaturas nocturnas seguido de días soleados y el verano, por altas temperaturas y lluvias ocasionales. En este estudio, realizado en Viçosa-MG, Brasil, se analizaron los efectos de dos condiciones de luminosidad (pleno sol y 15% de la radiación solar y disponibilidades de agua en el suelo sobre las relaciones hídricas y el desempeño fotosintético en C. arabica en dos épocas contrastantes. Independientemente de la época de evaluación, las plantas cultivadas en condiciones de baja disponibilidad hídrica presentaron reducciones en la fotosíntesis (A, conductancia estomática (g s y en la razón Ci/Ca en los dos tratamientos lumínicos. Estos cambios fueron acompañados con la reducción en la conductancia hidráulica y la transpiración. No se presentaron diferencias significativas en la producción cuántica efectiva, en el coeficiente de extinción no-fotoquímica y en la productividad cuántica basal de los procesos no fotoquímicos. Sobre la disponibilidad hídrica adecuada, las plantas cultivadas al sol presentaron reducciones en A, g s y Ci/Ca en la época de invierno. Adicionalmente, se encontraron limitaciones fotoquímicas con la reducción en la razón de las fluorescencias variable e inicial. Los resultados indican que cualquier recomendación de uso de sombrío como práctica de manejo debe ser tomada con precaución.

  11. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Coffea arabica (L. is greatly enhanced by using established embryogenic callus cultures

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    Lashermes Philippe

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Following genome sequencing of crop plants, one of the main challenges today is determining the function of all the predicted genes. When gene validation approaches are used for woody species, the main obstacle is the low recovery rate of transgenic plants from elite or commercial cultivars. Embryogenic calli have frequently been the target tissue for transformation, but the difficulty in producing or maintaining embryogenic tissues is one of the main problems encountered in genetic transformation of many woody plants, including Coffea arabica. Results We identified the conditions required for successful long-term proliferation of embryogenic cultures in C. arabica and designed a highly efficient and reliable Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation method based on these conditions. The transformation protocol with LBA1119 harboring pBin 35S GFP was established by evaluating the effect of different parameters on transformation efficiency by GFP detection. Using embryogenic callus cultures, co-cultivation with LBA1119 OD600 = 0.6 for five days at 20 °C enabled reproducible transformation. The maintenance conditions for the embryogenic callus cultures, particularly a high auxin to cytokinin ratio, the age of the culture (optimum for 7-10 months of proliferation and the use of a yellow callus phenotype, were the most important factors for achieving highly efficient transformation (> 90%. At the histological level, successful transformation was related to the number of proembryogenic masses present. All the selected plants were proved to be transformed by PCR and Southern blot hybridization. Conclusion Most progress in increasing transformation efficiency in coffee has been achieved by optimizing the production conditions of embryogenic cultures used as target tissues for transformation. This is the first time that a strong positive effect of the age of the culture on transformation efficiency was demonstrated. Our

  12. Avaliação da resistência dê cafeeiros às raças dê Meloidogyne incognita Evaluation of coffea resistance to Meloidogyne incognita races

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    Rubens Rodolfo Albuquerque Lordello

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    Full Text Available No Centro Experimental de Campinas do Instituto Agronômico, de abril de 1984 a agosto de 1985, realizaram-se dois experimentos, em vasos, para avaliar a resistência de mudas de sete linhagens de Coffea arabica ('Mundo Novo': CP388-17, CP379-19, CP501 e MP376-4; 'Catuaí Amarelo' H2077-2-5-62 e 'Catuaí Vermelho' H2077-2-5-81, e 'Caturra Amarelo' e dois de C. canephora (Robusta: 'Guarini' col. 10 e 'Kouillon' col. 67-14 às quatro raças de Meloidogyne incognita. No primeiro experimento, cada muda foi infestada com 8.000 ovos, passados cinco meses do transplante, e a avaliação, efetuada seis meses depois. No segundo experimento, as mudas foram infestadas cerca de um ano do transplante com 7.000 ovos cada uma e a avaliação realizada decorridos dez meses. Todas as plantas foram infestadas pelas raças 1 e 2; entretanto, a reprodução do nematóide foi menor nas plantas mais velhas. As raças 3 e 4 apresentaram baixas infestações e algumas reações de imunidade, principalmente a 4, que tem pouca importância prática pela sua pequena ocorrência. Os cultivares de Catuaí revelaram médias de notas de ootecas menores que as das linhagens de 'Mundo Novo', indicando menor suscetibilidade. Contudo, é importante ressaltar que a menor infestação não significa que as raças 3 e 4 sejam menos danosas ao cafeeiro quando o parasitam em campo.Two experiments were carried out in Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil, to evaluate the resistance of young trees of seven lines of Coffea arabica ('Mundo Novo': CP388-17, CP379-19, CP501 and MP376-4; 'Catuaí Yellow' H2077-2-5-62 and 'Catuaí Red' H2077-2-5-81; and 'Caturra Yellow' and two of C. canephora (Robusta: 'Guarini' col, 10 and 'Kouillon' col. 67-14 to the four races of Meloidogyne incognita in pots. In the first experiment, each plant was infested five months after transplanting with 8000 eggs, and evaluated six months later. In the second experiment, the plants were infested near one year

  13. Effect of CO2 on somatic embryos development Coffea arabica L. cv. ‘Caturra rojo’ and Clematis tangutica K.

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    Raúl Barbon

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    Full Text Available Studies to optimize somatic embryogenesis have traditionally focused on the components of the culture medium but little other in vitro environment factors have been analyzed such as the composition of the gaseous atmosphere. The objective of this work was to determine the influence of CO2 on the development of the somatic embryo during the transition from the globular to the torpedo stage. The research was carried out on two model species for somatic embryogenesis that they are developed in different climatic zones: Coffea arabica L. cv. ‘Caturra rojo’ and Clematis tangutica K. Three CO2 concentrations (2.5, 5.0 and 10.0% combined with 21% O2 and two controls (passive exchange and forced ventilation were used. The effect of CO2 on the differentiation of somatic embryos from globular to torpedo stage in coffee and clematis was demonstrated, since in the treatments with passive exchange, where there was accumulation of CO2, the differentiation of somatic embryos was superior to treatments with forced ventilation. With 5.0% CO2 the process of differentiation of the embryos in the globular stage was stimulated, because in the treatment with this concentration of CO2 for coffee and clematis the highest proportion of embryos in torpedo stages and low levels of malformation were obtained.   Keywords: carbon dioxide, differentiation, in vitro environment, somatic embryogenesis

  14. Estudio preliminar de la comunidad de hongos endófitos en hojas de café (Coffea arabica

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    Gamboa Miguel Ángel

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Los endófitos son organismos que viven asintomáticamente dentro de tejidos vegetales vivos. Este grupo no está restringido a los hongos sino que también se pueden encontrar bacterias e incluso invertebrados. Hasta el momento han sido poco estudiados, sobre todo en zonas tropicales. En el presente trabajo se hizo un estudio preliminar de la diversidad de la comunidad de hongos endófitos presentes en hojas de café (Coffea arabica en tres sitios del departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia. Se muestrearon fragmentos foliares que representaron un área total de 2.700 mm2, procedentes de 15 árboles, en los cuales se encontraron 279 individuos de 38 morfotipos diferentes. El taxón más abundante fue Colletotrichum, el cual estuvo representado por el 47% de todos los individuos encontrados. Las comunidades de hongos endófitos estudiadas se ajustaron al modelo de distribución logarítmica normal, es decir, muchas especies raras y pocas abundantes.

  15. CARACTHERIZATION OF BIOMASS ENERGY AND CARBONIZATION OF COFFEE GRAINS (Coffea arabica, L AND (Cedrelinga catenaeformis, DUKE WOOD RESIDUES

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    Ailton Teixeira do Vale

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Brazil produces annually two million tons of coffee s husks from farms or industrial processing units. This wastematerial can be used for energy production; currently it is mainly used in agricultural practices as field straw cover up. This paperdeals with coffee s (Coffea arabica, L husks biomass energy characteristics, including wood carbonization. As a reference, the samestudy was performed with a wood species regularly used for building construction named Cedrorana (Cedrelinga catenaeformis,Duke. Coffee s husks was obtained from a farm 150 km far from Brasilia city and cedrorana sawdust from a local saw mill. Thispaper presents results from energy and biomass variables like moisture content, bulk density, lower and superior heating power, ashcontent, fixed carbon, volatile matter and volumetric energy. It has also studied carbonization, charcoal, pyroligneous licqor and noncondensablegases. A comparison between Coffee s husk with 0% moisture content and Cedrorana sawdust portrays the followingresults: bulk density 144.41 kg/m3, fixed carbon 10.31%, superior heating power 4.57 kWh (or 16.46 MJ or 3.933 Mcal/kg, charcoalcontent 40,64% and heating value per cubic meter 2,179 MJ/m3

  16. Ochratoxigenic fungi associated with green coffee beans (Coffea arabica L. in conventional and organic cultivation in Brazil

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    Elisângela de Fátima Rezende

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The genera Aspergillus comprises species that produce mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, ochratoxins and patulin. These are cosmopolitan species, natural contaminants of agricultural products. In coffee grains, the most important Aspergillus species in terms of the risk of presenting mycotoxins belong to the genera Aspergillus Section Circumdati and Section Nigri. The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrence of isolated ochratoxigenic fungi of coffee grains from organic and conventional cultivation from the South of Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as to evaluate which farming system presents higher contamination risk by ochratoxin A (OTA produced by fungi. Thirty samples of coffee grains (Coffea arabica L. were analysed, being 20 of them of conventional coffee grains and 10 of them organic. The microbiological analysis was done with the Direct Plating Technique in a Dichloran Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (DRBC media. The identification was done based on the macro and micro morphological characteristics and on the toxigenic potential with the Plug Agar technique. From the 30 samples analysed, 480 filamentous fungi of the genera Aspergillus of the Circumdati and Nigri Sections were isolated. The ochratoxigenic species identified were: Aspergillus auricoumus, A. ochraceus, A. ostianus, A. niger and A. niger Aggregate. The most frequent species which produces ochratoxin A among the isolated ones was A. ochraceus, corresponding to 89.55%. There was no significant difference regarding the presence of ochratoxigenic A. ochreceus between the conventional and organic cultivation systems, which suggests that the contamination risk is similar for both cultivation systems.

  17. Ochratoxigenic fungi associated with green coffee beans (Coffea arabica L.) in conventional and organic cultivation in Brazil.

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    de Fátima Rezende, Elisângela; Borges, Josiane Gonçalves; Cirillo, Marcelo Ângelo; Prado, Guilherme; Paiva, Leandro Carlos; Batista, Luís Roberto

    2013-01-01

    The genera Aspergillus comprises species that produce mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, ochratoxins and patulin. These are cosmopolitan species, natural contaminants of agricultural products. In coffee grains, the most important Aspergillus species in terms of the risk of presenting mycotoxins belong to the genera Aspergillus Section Circumdati and Section Nigri. The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrence of isolated ochratoxigenic fungi of coffee grains from organic and conventional cultivation from the South of Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as to evaluate which farming system presents higher contamination risk by ochratoxin A (OTA) produced by fungi. Thirty samples of coffee grains (Coffea arabica L.) were analysed, being 20 of them of conventional coffee grains and 10 of them organic. The microbiological analysis was done with the Direct Plating Technique in a Dichloran Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (DRBC) media. The identification was done based on the macro and micro morphological characteristics and on the toxigenic potential with the Plug Agar technique. From the 30 samples analysed, 480 filamentous fungi of the genera Aspergillus of the Circumdati and Nigri Sections were isolated. The ochratoxigenic species identified were: Aspergillus auricoumus, A. ochraceus, A. ostianus, A. niger and A. niger Aggregate. The most frequent species which produces ochratoxin A among the isolated ones was A. ochraceus, corresponding to 89.55%. There was no significant difference regarding the presence of ochratoxigenic A. ochreceus between the conventional and organic cultivation systems, which suggests that the contamination risk is similar for both cultivation systems.

  18. EFEITO DE Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. e Coffea arabica L. SOBRE O CRESCIMENTO DE Fonsecaea pedrosoi ATCC 46428

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    Maria Lucia Scroferneker

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de extratos aquosos de Ilex paraguariensis (erva-mate e Coffea arabica (café em ágar Sabouraud dextrose no crescimento de Fonsecaea pedrosoi ATCC 46428. F. pedrosoi foi cultivada em placas de Petri contendo ágar Sabouraud dextrose suplementado com extratos aquosos derivados de 0,5; 1; 2; 3; 4 e 5g de pó de erva-mate ou de café fervidos em 100ml de água destilada por 30 min. Os diâmetros das colônias do fungo foram determinados após 7 dias. A incorporação dos extratos de erva-mate ou café no meio de crescimento não causou diferenças significativas no crescimento radial de F. pedrosoi ATCC 46428 comparado ao controle. Entretanto, estudos sobre o requerimento nutricional são importantes na sistematização do perfil bioquímico, o que pode contribuir na elucidação da bioquímica funcional do microrganismo.

  19. FTIR Spectrum and Antimutagenicity of Coffea arabica Pulp and Arachis hypogaea Testa In Relation to their In Vitro Antioxidant Properties

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    Jonathan M. Barcelo

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    Full Text Available Coffee pulp (Coffea arabica and peanut testa (Arachis hypogaea are common agricultural wastes which are extensively studied as potential sources of bioactive compounds. This study attempted to determine the correlation of the antioxidant potential, lipid peroxidation inhibition and antimutagenic activities of the crude extracts of both plant samples. Quantification of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and monomeric anthocyanins and Fourier Transform Infra-red (FTIR analysis were performed to characterize bioactive compounds. Based from the results, peanut testa extract (PTE exhibited higher total antioxidant capacity (TAC compared to coffee pulp extract (CPE at 500 μg/mL but was lower than L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA. The antimutagenic activity of PTE at > 125 μg/mL was higher compared to both RPE and LAA. Mitotic indices of A. cepa treated with PTE+MMS were higher compared to groups treated with RCPE+MMS, LAA+MMS, deionized water and MMS only. Correlation analysis revealed the TAC of ripe coffee pulp extract had significant moderate correlation with its antimutagenic activity but high correlation with LPI. The LPI of CPE showed significant moderate correlation with its antimutagenic activity. In PTE, TAC shows high significant correlation with its antimutagenic property and LPI while LPI has significant moderate correlation with its antimutagenic property. The observed activity of the CPE and PTE may be attributed primarily to the phenolic compounds in both plant extracts.

  20. Composition of the root mycorrhizal community associated with Coffea arabica in Fifa Mountains (Jazan region, Saudi Arabia).

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    Mahdhi, Mosbah; Tounekti, Taieb; Al-Turki, Turki Ali; Khemira, Habib

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    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) constitute a key functional group of soil biota that can greatly contribute to crop productivity and ecosystem sustainability. They improve nutrient uptake and enhance the ability of plants to cope with abiotic stresses. The presence of AMF in coffee (Coffea arabica L.) plant roots have been reported in several locations but not in Saudi Arabia despite the fact that coffee has been in cultivation here since ancient times. The objective of the present study was to investigate the diversity of AMF communities colonizing the roots of coffee trees growing in two sites of Fifa Mountains (south-west Saudi Arabia): site 1 at 700 m altitude and site 2 at 1400 m. The AMF large subunit rDNA regions (LSU) were subjected to nested PCR, cloning, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. Microscopic observations indicated higher mycorrhizal intensity (24.3%) and spore density (256 spores/100 g of soil) in site 2 (higher altitude). Phylogenetic analysis revealed 10 phylotypes, six belonging to the family Glomeraceae, two to Claroideoglomercea, one to Acaulosporaceae and one to Gigasporaceae family. Glomus was the dominant genus at both sites and the genus Gigaspora was detected only at site 2. This is the first study reporting the presence of AMF in coffee roots and the composition of this particular mycorrhizal community in Saudi Arabia. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Interferência de plantas daninhas sobre o crescimento inicial de Coffea arabica Weed effect on the initial growth of Coffea arabica

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    C.M.T. Fialho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos da interferência de plantas daninhas, em diferentes densidades de infestação, sobre o crescimento de plantas jovens de café arábica. Mudas de café, cultivar Mundo Novo, foram transplantadas, no estádio de quatro a cinco pares de folhas completamente expandidas, para vasos com capacidade de 25 dm³. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial (4 x 4; o primeiro fator foi composto por espécies de plantas daninhas (Digitaria horizontalis, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria plantaginea e Mucuna aterrima, e o segundo, por densidades dessas espécies (zero, dois, quatro e seis plantas por vaso, com quatro repetições. O plantio das espécies daninhas foi realizado 60 dias após o transplantio do café (0 DAT. Nesta data e no dia do encerramento do experimento, aos 90 DAT, determinaram-se a altura, a área foliar e o diâmetro do caule da planta de café, para cálculo do incremento dessas variáveis. Aos 90 DAT, determinou-se a matéria seca da parte aérea e radicular do café e das plantas daninhas e a densidade radicular do café. Utilizando esses resultados, estimou-se a razão de massa foliar, razão de massa caulinar, razão de massa radicular, razão de área foliar e a razão sistema radicular/parte aérea das plantas de café. A espécie M. aterrima foi a que mais reduziu a taxa de crescimento, a área foliar, a matéria seca do caule e das folhas e o diâmetro do caule do café. Entre as gramíneas, B. plantaginea foi a que mais reduziu a taxa de crescimento, área foliar, diâmetro do caule e densidade radicular do café. Ocorreu relação negativa entre a densidade de plantas daninhas e as variáveis de crescimento e com a razão de massa radicular e razão sistema radicular/parte aérea.The goal of this work was to evaluate the effects of weeds on the growth of young Arabica coffee plants, at different densities of infestation

  2. BAP, 2,4-D e ácido acetilsalicílico na indução e diferenciação de calos em anteras de Coffea arabica L BAP, 2,4-D and acetyl-salicylic acid on the callus induction and differentiation in Coffea arabica L. anthers

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    Adelaide Siqueira Silva

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    Full Text Available O melhoramento genético do cafeeiro por meio de métodos convencionais é um processo demorado para se obter uma nova cultivar. A redução desse tempo é possível através da produção de linhagens homozigóticas, oriundas de dihaplóides obtidas através da cultura de anteras. Objetivou-se aplicar a técnica da cultura de anteras em diferentes cvs. de Coffea arabica L. para induzir a formação de calos e regenerar plântulas di-haplóides, com uso de reguladores vegetais. Os experimentos foram conduzidos no laboratório de Biotecnologia Vegetal da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU. Anteras das cultivares Mundo Novo LCP-379-19 e Catuaí Vermelho H2077-2-5-44 foram inoculadas em meio MS suplementado com 2,0 mg L-1 de 2,4-D e AAS, nas concentrações de 0; 8; 16; 32 e 64 mg L-1. Calos de 'Catuaí Vermelho 44' foram subcultivados em meio MS acrescido de diferentes concentrações de BAP (0; 2; 4 e 8 mg L-1 e 2,4-D (0; 1; 2 e 4 mg L-1. Tanto para as cvs. Mundo Novo quanto para Catuaí Vermelho 44 o aumento das concentrações de AAS diminuiu a formação de próembrióides nos calos e somente o 2,4-D foi capaz de promover a formação de calos friáveis, porém o equilíbrio da auxina e da citocinina utilizadas no trabalho, favoreceram a produção de calos friáveis.Coffee plant breeding through conventional methods demands a long time to obtain new cultivars. The reduction of this period is possible through the production of homozygous lines, from dihaploids obtained via anther culture. The aim of this study was to apply the anther culture technique on different C. arabica L. cultivars to induce calli formation and to regenerate dihaploid seedlings with the use of plant growth regulators. The experiments were accomplished in the Plant Biotechnology laboratory at Uberlândia Federal University (UFU. Anthers of the cultivars Mundo Novo LCP-379-19 and Catuaí Vermelho H2077-2-5-44 were inoculated on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg L-1

  3. Microsporogênese em um híbrido tri-plóide de Coffea racemosa lour. x C. arábica L. Microsporogenesis in a tripoid hybrid of Coffea racemosa lour. and C. arabica L.

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    Dixier M. Medina

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    Full Text Available "Um híbrido natural de Coffea racemosa Lour. (2n= 22 e C. arabica L. (2n= 44 apresentou-ae com característicos intermediários entre as duas espécies e quase completamente estéril. Trata-se de planta triplóide (2n= 33, na qual se estudou a microsporogênese a fim de comparar com outros híbridos triplóides de C. arabica e C. canephora. A freqüência dos trivalentes é menor no híbrido com racemosa do que no híbrido com canephora; por outro lado, os bivalentes são mais freqüentes no híbrido com racemosa. Outras particularidades da microsporogênese são apresentadas e discutidas, porém, chega-se à conclusão de que há necessidade do conhecimento citológico e genético de outros híbridos antes que se possa confirmar ou não a posição taxonômica das espécies de café.A natural hybrid of Coffea racemosa Lour. (2n= 22 and C. arabica L. (2n= 44 is triploid (2n= 33, intermediate in many characteristics between both species and highly sterile. Frequency of trivalents is smaller in the racemosa than in the canephora hybrid; bivalents, however, are more frequent in the racemosa hybrid. Other observations on mierosporogenesis are presented and discussed. New hybrids including other species should be obtained and studied before a definite conclusion be drawn as to taxonomical relationships of Coffea species.

  4. IRRIGATED ARABICA COFFEE TREE PRODUCTIVITY IN THE CERRADO AREA OF THE GOIÁS STATE, BRAZIL PRODUTIVIDADE DE CAFEEIROS ARÁBICA IRRIGADOS NO CERRADO GOIANO

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    Américo Nunes Silveira Neto

    2008-11-01

    class="western" align="JUSTIFY">O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da irrigação na produtividade e renda das cultivares de cafeeiro Catuaí IAC 44, Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474, Rubi MG 1192, Topázio MG 1190, Oeiras MG 6851 e Katipó, com a finalidade de se identificar a potencialidade da produção de café arábica, nas condições de Cerrado, no sudoeste goiano (17º52'S, 51º42'W e altitude de 696 m. As cultivares de cafeeiro, plantadas no espaçamento de 3,50 m x 0,50 m, foram avaliadas em condições não irrigadas e irrigadas por aspersão, ou gotejamento. O experimento foi conduzido no período de 2002 a 2006, na Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus de Jataí, Goiás, com as irrigações concentradas no período de maio a setembro. O manejo de água na irrigação foi feito por meio de balanço de água no solo. A irrigação dobrou a produtividade dos cafeeiros e reduziu a renda no beneficiamento do café, não sendo observadas diferenças significativas entre os métodos de irrigação empregados. A cultivar Katipó apresentou produtividade significativamente superior às demais, mostrando-se promissora para o cultivo na região, independentemente do regime de suprimento de água, ou seja, não irrigado, irrigado por aspersão, ou irrigado por gotejamento. A cultivar Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474 foi a que apresentou menor produtividade.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Coffea arabica; cafeicultura irrigada; gotejamento; aspersão.

  5. Bacillus species (BT42) isolated from Coffea arabica L. rhizosphere antagonizes Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Fusarium oxysporum and also exhibits multiple plant growth promoting activity.

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    Kejela, Tekalign; Thakkar, Vasudev R; Thakor, Parth

    2016-11-18

    Colletotrichum and Fusarium species are among pathogenic fungi widely affecting Coffea arabica L., resulting in major yield loss. In the present study, we aimed to isolate bacteria from root rhizosphere of the same plant that is capable of antagonizing Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Fusarium oxysporum as well as promotes plant growth. A total of 42 Bacillus species were isolated, one of the isolates named BT42 showed maximum radial mycelial growth inhibition against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (78%) and Fusarium oxysporum (86%). BT42 increased germination of Coffee arabica L. seeds by 38.89%, decreased disease incidence due to infection of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides to 2.77% and due to infection of Fusarium oxysporum to 0 (p Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Fusarium oxysporum. The mechanism of action of inhibition of the pathogenic fungi found to be synergistic effects of secondary metabolites, lytic enzymes, and siderophores. The major inhibitory secondary metabolite identified as harmine (β-carboline alkaloids).

  6. Isolamento e caracterização tradicional e molecular por ARDRA e DGGE da microbiota associada ao café despolpado (Coffea arabica L.)

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    Vilela, Danielle Marques

    2014-01-01

    Bactérias, leveduras e fungos filamentosos são isolados durante praticamente todas as etapas de processamento do café. Treze amostras de Coffea arabica L. foram coletadas durante as diferentes etapas de processamento do café despolpado de uma fazenda no Sul de Minas Gerais. Os isolados bacterianos e leveduriformes foram identificados por Análise de Restrição de DNA Ribossomal Amplificado (ARDRA) e análise de sequenciamento da região 16-23S do rDNA (bactérias) e ITS1-5.8S do rDNA (leveduras). ...

  7. EVALUACIÓN DE LA ACTIVIDAD FOTOSINTÉTICA ASOCIADA CON EL INTERCAMBIO GASEOSO DE DOS VARIEDADES DE Coffea arabica OBTENIDAS POR CULTIVO In Vitro

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    Elizabeth Isaac; J. L. González-Olmedo; Maribel Rivas; A. Moreno

    2010-01-01

    El trabajo se desarrolló en el Laboratorio de Células y Cultivo de Tejidos del Centro de Bioplantas en julio de 2007, con el objetivo de evaluar la actividad fotosintética de las plántulas de Coffea arabica var. Catuai y Caturra rojo, obtenidas in vitro en fase de multiplicación. Se determinaron la tasa de fotosíntesis neta, transpiración, conductancia estomática y concentración de pigmentos clorofílicos para cada una de las variedades a las ocho semanas de cultivadas; las vitroplantas crecie...

  8. Vulnerabilidad de la producción del café (Coffea arabica L.) al cambio climático global

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    María del Rayo Rivera Silva; Iourii Nikolskii Gavrilov; Marcial Castillo Álvarez; Víctor Manuel Ordaz Chaparro; Gabriel Díaz Padilla; Rafael Alberto Guajardo Panes

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    La variabilidad del clima es el principal factor responsable de las oscilaciones anuales de la producción de café. Por ello, el presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar la vulnerabilidad de la producción del cultivo de café (Coffea arabica L.) en la zona centro del estado de Veracruz, como una de las zonas productoras más importantes, atribuible a los escenarios climáticos existentes a mediados del siglo XXI, utilizando un modelo de desarrollo del cultivo en función de las características ...

  9. High-throughput metabolic profiling of diverse green Coffea arabica beans identified tryptophan as a universal discrimination factor for immature beans.

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    Daiki Setoyama

    Full Text Available The maturity of green coffee beans is the most influential determinant of the quality and flavor of the resultant coffee beverage. However, the chemical compounds that can be used to discriminate the maturity of the beans remain uncharacterized. We herein analyzed four distinct stages of maturity (immature, semi-mature, mature and overripe of nine different varieties of green Coffea arabica beans hand-harvested from a single experimental field in Hawaii. After developing a high-throughput experimental system for sample preparation and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS measurement, we applied metabolic profiling, integrated with chemometric techniques, to explore the relationship between the metabolome and maturity of the sample in a non-biased way. For the multivariate statistical analyses, a partial least square (PLS regression model was successfully created, which allowed us to accurately predict the maturity of the beans based on the metabolomic information. As a result, tryptophan was identified to be the best contributor to the regression model; the relative MS intensity of tryptophan was higher in immature beans than in those after the semi-mature stages in all arabica varieties investigated, demonstrating a universal discrimination factor for diverse arabica beans. Therefore, typtophan, either alone or together with other metabolites, may be utilized for traders as an assessment standard when purchasing qualified trading green arabica bean products. Furthermore, our results suggest that the tryptophan metabolism may be tightly linked to the development of coffee cherries and/or beans.

  10. Colorimetría del Fruto de Café (Coffea arabica L. Durante su Desarrollo y Maduración Coffee Fruit (Coffea arabica L. Colorimetry During its Development and Maturation

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    José Jaime Carvajal Herrera

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Obtener estándares del color del fruto de café durante su desarrollo y maduración es necesario para diferentes procesos relacionados con la cosecha y poscosecha de este producto. Las coordenadas L*, a*, b*, C* y h* en la representación de color CIELab y la reflectancia en el espectro visible (400-700 nm fueron medidas sobre tres diferentes puntos de la epidermis del fruto de Coffea arabica, var. Colombia. La medición se realizó cada siete días, desde 182 hasta 238 días después de la antesis (DDA, utilizando un espectrofotómetro de esfera, con el objetivo de determinar cuantitativamente el color del fruto en diferentes estados de desarrollo. Los resultados obtenidos indican que los frutos de diferentes días de maduración presentan diferencias de color definidas por la luminosidad, las coordenadas cromáticas y la cantidad de luz reflejada por la superficie del epicarpio, dependiendo de la región del espectro visible analizada. A través de las coordenadas cromáticas a* y h* y de varias longitudes de onda luminosa reflejadas se pueden diferenciar frutos de café de 31, 32, 33 y 34 semanas de desarrollo. El croma b* no permite diferenciar los frutos pintones de los maduros. La saturación C* puede discriminar algunos estados de desarrollo pero no permite establecer diferencias entre los estados inmaduros. Las longitudes de onda 520, 570 y 580 nm permiten discriminar significativamente nueve estados diferentes de desarrollo del fruto. El conocimiento de la colorimetría de los frutos de café puede ser usado para el diseño de sistemas de recolección y clasificación poscosecha, y para la adecuada discriminación entre diferentes estados de desarrollo del fruto, los cuales están relacionados con la calidad de la bebida y con la productividad.Obtain coffee fruit color standards during its development and maturation for different processes related to the harvest and postharvest from this product is necessary. The Coordinates L*, a*, b

  11. Biological activities of the fermentation extract of the endophytic fungus Alternaria alternata isolated from Coffea arabica L.

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    Maurette dos Reis Vieira Fernandes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A total of 22 endophytic fungi isolated from coffee (Coffea arabica L. were cultivated in vitro and their crude extracts tested. The screening was carried out using the agar diffusion method against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. The most effective isolate was Alternaria alternata, and subsequently, its extract was assayed. The total phenolic content was 3.44 μg GAE/mg of the crude extract. For the antibacterial and antifungal activity assays, minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC and minimum bactericidal and fungicidal concentrations (MBC and MFC were determined. The ranges of MIC values were 50-100 μg/mL for S. aureus and 400-800 μg/mL for E. coli. The extract did not show activity in the tested concentrations for C. albicans. The fungal crude extract was assayed for antioxidant activities. Its ability to scavenge DPPH radicals and antioxidant activity by β-carotene/linoleic acid system oxidation was not significant. In addition, antitumor activity was studied using the MTT assay. At a dilution of 400 μg/mL, the extract displayed a cytotoxic activity of approximately 50% towards HeLa cells in vitro. The results indicate that endophytic fungi could be a promising source of bioactive compounds and warrant further study.Total de 22 fungos endofíticos isolados de café (Coffea arabica L. foi cultivado in vitro e seus extratos testados. A triagem foi conduzida pelo método de difusão em agar contra bactérias Gram-positiva, Gram-negativa e uma levedura. O isolado mais efetivo foi Alternaria alternata e, subsequentemente, seu extrato foi analisado. O conteúdo de fenólicos totais do extrato bruto foi de 3,44 μg EAG/mg de extrato. Para os testes de atividade antimicrobiana, a concentração inibitória mínima (CIM e concentração bactericida e fungicida mínima (CBM e CFM contra Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli e Candida albicans foram determinadas. Resultados da CIM variaram entre 50-100 μg/mL para

  12. Diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi from different agroecosystems of Coffea arabica L. in two regions of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Aurora Saucedo-García

    Full Text Available Over the past 20 years, the biodiversity associated with shaded coffee plantations and the role of diverse agroforestry types in biodiversity conservation and environmental services have been topics of debate. Endophytic fungi, which are microorganisms that inhabit plant tissues in an asymptomatic manner, form a part of the biodiversity associated with coffee plants. Studies on the endophytic fungi communities of cultivable host plants have shown variability among farming regions; however, the variability in fungal endophytic communities of coffee plants among different coffee agroforestry systems is still poorly understood. As such, we analyzed the diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi inhabiting Coffea arabica plants growing in the rustic plantations and simple polycultures of two regions in the center of Veracruz, Mexico. The endophytic fungi isolates were identified by their morphological traits, and the majority of identified species correspond to species of fungi previously reported as endophytes of coffee leaves. We analyzed and compared the colonization rates, diversity, and communities of endophytes found in the different agroforestry systems and in the different regions. Although the endophytic diversity was not fully recovered, we found differences in the abundance and diversity of endophytes among the coffee regions and differences in richness between the two different agroforestry systems of each region. No consistent pattern of community similarity was found between the coffee agroforestry systems, but we found that rustic plantations shared the highest number of morphospecies. The results suggest that endophyte abundance, richness, diversity, and communities may be influenced predominantly by coffee region, and to a lesser extent, by the agroforestry system. Our results contribute to the knowledge of the relationships between agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation and provide information regarding some

  13. Diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi from different agroecosystems of Coffea arabica L. in two regions of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Saucedo-García, Aurora; Anaya, Ana Luisa; Espinosa-García, Francisco J; González, María C

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, the biodiversity associated with shaded coffee plantations and the role of diverse agroforestry types in biodiversity conservation and environmental services have been topics of debate. Endophytic fungi, which are microorganisms that inhabit plant tissues in an asymptomatic manner, form a part of the biodiversity associated with coffee plants. Studies on the endophytic fungi communities of cultivable host plants have shown variability among farming regions; however, the variability in fungal endophytic communities of coffee plants among different coffee agroforestry systems is still poorly understood. As such, we analyzed the diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi inhabiting Coffea arabica plants growing in the rustic plantations and simple polycultures of two regions in the center of Veracruz, Mexico. The endophytic fungi isolates were identified by their morphological traits, and the majority of identified species correspond to species of fungi previously reported as endophytes of coffee leaves. We analyzed and compared the colonization rates, diversity, and communities of endophytes found in the different agroforestry systems and in the different regions. Although the endophytic diversity was not fully recovered, we found differences in the abundance and diversity of endophytes among the coffee regions and differences in richness between the two different agroforestry systems of each region. No consistent pattern of community similarity was found between the coffee agroforestry systems, but we found that rustic plantations shared the highest number of morphospecies. The results suggest that endophyte abundance, richness, diversity, and communities may be influenced predominantly by coffee region, and to a lesser extent, by the agroforestry system. Our results contribute to the knowledge of the relationships between agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation and provide information regarding some endophytic fungi and

  14. Proteomic analysis of apoplastic fluid of Coffea arabica leaves highlights novel biomarkers for resistance against Hemileia vastatrix

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    Leonor eGuerra-Guimarães

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A proteomic analysis of the apoplastic fluid (APF of coffee leaves was conducted to investigate the cellular processes associated with incompatible (resistant and compatible (susceptible Coffea arabica-Hemileia vastatrix interactions, during the 24-96 hai period. The APF proteins were extracted by leaf vacuum infiltration and protein profiles were obtained by 2-DE. The comparative analysis of the gels revealed 210 polypeptide spots whose volume changed in abundance between samples (control, resistant and susceptible during the 24-96 hai period. The proteins identified were involved mainly in protein degradation, cell wall metabolism and stress/defense responses, most of them being hydrolases (around 70%, particularly sugar hydrolases and peptidases/proteases. The changes in the APF proteome along the infection process revealed two distinct phases of defense responses, an initial/basal one (24-48 hai and a late/specific one (72-96 hai. Compared to susceptibility, resistance was associated with a higher number of proteins, which was more evident in the late/specific phase. Proteins involved in the resistance response were mainly, glycohydrolases of the cell wall, serine proteases and pathogen related-like proteins (PR-proteins, suggesting that some of these proteins could be putative candidates for resistant markers of coffee to H. vastatrix. Antibodies were produced against chitinase, pectin methylesterase, serine carboxypeptidase, reticuline oxidase and subtilase and by an immunodetection assay it was observed an increase of these proteins in the resistant sample. With this methodology we have identified proteins that are candidate markers of resistance and that will be useful in coffee breeding programs to assist in the selection of cultivars with resistance to H. vastatrix.

  15. Potential effect of compounds isolated from Coffea arabica against UV-B induced skin damage by protecting fibroblast cells.

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    Cho, Yong-Hun; Bahuguna, Ashutosh; Kim, Han-Hyuk; Kim, Dong-In; Kim, Hyeon-Jeong; Yu, Jae-Myo; Jung, Hyun-Gug; Jang, Jae-Yoon; Kwak, Jae-Hoon; Park, Geun-Hye; Kwon, O-Jun; Cho, Young Je; An, Jeong Yeon; Jo, Cheorun; Kang, Sun Chul; An, Bong-Jeun

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    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation has adverse effects on extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, leading to formation of wrinkles a hallmark of premature skin aging. The adverse effects of UV radiation are associated with induction of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) expression and degradation of collagen and elastin. The present study investigated anti-wrinkle effects of chlorogenic acid (CGA), pyrocatechol (PC) and 3,4,5-tricaffeoyl quinic acid (TCQ), isolated from beans of Coffea arabica, against UV-B stimulated mouse fibroblast cells (CCRF) by measuring expression levels of MMP-1, 3, 9, and type-I procollagen. The three compounds were isolated and purified from coffee grounds using column chromatography and structural examination was evaluated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis. Among the three isolated compounds, CGA effectively suppressed the expression of the MMP-1, 3, and 9 and increased synthesis of type-I procollagen as compared UV-B-stimulated CCRF cells. In addition, CGA dose-dependently inhibited intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in CCRF cells stimulated by UV radiation. Moreover, CGA displayed a good sun protection factor (SPF) and in vitro DNA damage protection together with inhibition of enzyme xanthine oxidase. The enzyme inhibitory kinetic behavior of CGA was determined by Lineweaver-Burk plot, displayed a mixed type enzyme inhibition with 260.3±4.5μM, Ki value. The results indicate that CGA has potential to be used as a preventive agent against premature skin aging induced by UV radiation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. In vitro AND in vivo ANTHELMINTIC EFFECT OF Coffea arabica RESIDUES AGAINTS AN Haemonchus contortus ISOLATE WITH LOW SUSCEPTIBILITY TO TANNINS

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    G.I. Ortiz-Ocampo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The present study evaluated in vitro and in vivo anthelmintic (AH effect of the percolated by-product of Coffea arabica against a Haemonchus contortus isolate with low susceptibility to tannins. Firstly, the susceptibility to tannins of Paraíso H. contortus isolate was evaluated with the in vitro larval exsheathment inhibition assay (LEIA using an acetone:water (70:30 extract of Acacia pennatula. Afterwards, the in vitro AH effect of acetone:water extracts of percolated C. arabica by-products (Clean and Smooth (CS and Shade Grown (SG Starbucks® were evaluated. Then, the in vivo AH effect was determined in growing sheep (4 months old and 15.2 kg bodyweight, infected with H. contortus (Paraiso isolate and fed with a diet containing the percolated by-product of C. arabica. Three experimental groups were formed (n = 6 lambs: GC Group (control diet without C. arabica, GCA Group (feed containing 10% C. arabica and, GCA+PEG (polyethilenglycol Group (feed with 10% C. arabica + PEG as a tannin inhibitor. Fecal samples were obtained daily from the rectum of lambs (days 1 to 20 of the study. The H. contortus isolate tolerated the A. pennatula extract at concentrations of 150 and 300 μg extract/ml PBS (P > 0.05, which confirmed its low susceptibility to tannins. The C. arabica CS extract reduced the exsheatment from 150 μg of extract/ml PBS and the SG variety from 1200 μg of extract/ml PBS (P0.05. In conclusion, the C. arabica percolated by-product extracts showed in vitro AH effect against exsheathment. However, the consumption of feed containing 10% of the percolated by-product did not show an in vivo AH effect in sheep infected with the Paraiso H. contortus isolate. The latter could be due to the low susceptibility towards the secondary compounds of tannin rich plants of the H. contortus isolate used in this study.

  17. Analysis of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) performance in relation to radiation levels and rates of nitrogen supply I. Vegetative growth, production and distribution of biomass and radiation use efficiency

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    Bote, Adugna Debela; Ayalew, Biruk; Ocho, Fikre L.; Anten, Niels P.R.; Vos, Jan

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    Intensively managed full-sun coffee (Coffea arabica L.), is potentially highly productive, but has shown disappointingly low yield performance, as adequate resource supplies (especially plant nutrition) are needed to sustain the productivity. In order to underpin rational radiation and nutrient

  18. Constituintes químicos e teor de extrato aquoso de cafés arábica (coffea arabica l. e conilon (coffea canephora pierre torrados Chemical Evaluation and Aqueous extract of roasting coffes (Coffea arabica L. and conilon (Coffea canephora Pierre

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    Simone Miranda Fernandes

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho com o objetivo de quantificar e caracterizar a composição química de cafés arábica e robusta de safras diferentes e seus efeitos na qualidade do café torrado. Utilizaram-se grãos de café arábica (Coffea arabica L. da safra 88/89 e safra 2000, proveniente da região sul de Minas gerais, e o café conilon (Coffea canephora Pierre safra 2000, proveniente do Estado do Espírito Santo. Preparou-se um "blend" na proporção 70% arábica e 30% conilon. Os cafés foram torrados (torração média comercial, moídos e submetidos às análises físico-químicas de umidade, extrato etéreo, proteína bruta, fenólicos totais, acidez titulável total, pH, sólidos solúveis totais, extrato aquoso, açúcares totais e açúcares não-redutores. Pelos resultados, verificou-se que a acidez titulável total e o pH não se apresentaram com diferenças significativas, o que indica homogeneidade entre os cafés avaliados. O café arábica safra 88/89 apresentou maiores teores de extrato etéreo, indicando uma maior degradação desse café, devido provavelmente ao maior período de armazenamento. Os teores de açúcares totais e extrato aquoso não apresentaram diferenças entre os cafés estudados, quanto aos açúcares não-redutores, o café arábica de safra 88/89 mostrou-se com os menores teores e diferiu dos demais cafés.ABSTRACT The objective of this work was to quantify and to characterize the chemical composition of arabic and robust coffees of diferent crops and its effects in the quality of the toasted coffee. Arabic grains of coffee (Coffea arabic L. of the crops 88/89 and 2000 coming from the south region of Minas Gerais state and the coffee conilon (Coffea canephora Pierre crop 2000, coming from Espírito Santo state were used. It was prepared a blend in the proportion of 70% arabic and 30% of conilon. The coffees were toasted (medium commercial, milled and submitted to physiochemical analyses of moisture ethereal

  19. Inoculation of starter cultures in a semi-dry coffee (Coffea arabica) fermentation process.

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    Evangelista, Suzana Reis; Miguel, Maria Gabriela da Cruz Pedrozo; Cordeiro, Cecília de Souza; Silva, Cristina Ferreira; Pinheiro, Ana Carla Marques; Schwan, Rosane Freitas

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of yeasts as starter cultures in coffee semi-dry processing. Arabica coffee was inoculated with one of the following starter cultures: Saccharomyces cerevisiae UFLA YCN727, S. cerevisiae UFLA YCN724, Candida parapsilosis UFLA YCN448 and Pichia guilliermondii UFLA YCN731. The control was not inoculated with a starter culture. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) was used to assess the microbial population, and organic acids and volatile compounds were quantified by HPLC and HS-SPME/GC, respectively. Sensory analyses were evaluated using the Temporal Dominance of Sensations (TDS). DGGE analysis showed that the inoculated yeasts were present throughout the fermentation. Other yeast species were also detected, including Debaryomyces hansenii, Cystofilobasidium ferigula and Trichosporon cavernicola. The bacterial population was diverse and was composed of the following genera: Weissella, Leuconostoc, Gluconobacter, Pseudomonas, Pantoea, Erwinia and Klebsiella. Butyric and propionic acids, were not detected in any treatment A total of 47 different volatiles compounds have been identified. The coffee inoculated with yeast had a caramel flavor that was not detected in the control, as assessed by TDS. The use of starter cultures during coffee fermentation is an interesting alternative for obtaining a beverage quality with distinctive flavor. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Uma nova forma de Coffea

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    C. A. Krug

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    Full Text Available Nos extensos trabalhos de melhoramento do cafeeiro, há 18 anos em realização na Subdivisão de Genética do Instituto Agronômico, tem-se dedicado especial atenção à espécie C. arabica L., pelo fato de todos os nossos cafèzais pertencerem a esta espécie que, sem dúvida, fornece o produto de melhor qualidade. Nas regiões de terras extremamente cansadas, um dos principais fatôres levados em consideração no melhoramento é a rusticidade, caráter êsse, entretanto, encontrado de preferência em outras espécies, tais como o C. canephora e C. Dewevrei, cujos cafés são de má qualidade. A hibridação interespecífica, que poderia reunir em uma só planta caraterísticos de rusticidade e boa qualidade de bebida, tem o inconveniente de dar origem a plantas triplóides, que são estéreis. Daí se deduz que a obtenção artificial de formas que combinassem êsses caraterísticos constitui problema, cuja solução é extremamente demorada. No presente trabalho, apresentam-se os caracteres de uma nova forma de Coffea, encontrada em cafèzal da Fazenda Itaporã, em Terra Roxa, município de Viradouro, que, com algumas ressalvas, oferece a desejada combinação de caracteres. Trata-se, provàvelmente, de um híbrido espontâneo entre C. arabica e C. Dewevrei, com 2n = 44 cromosômios, extremamente rústico e produtivo, cujas sementes fornecem uma bebida que pode ser classificada como boa. Apenas apresenta, como principal defeito, uma auto-esterilidade quase completa. Os seus caraterísticos botânicos são descritos em detalhe. Devido ao seu porte elevado, ramos abundantes e folhas grandes e coriáceas, esse cafeeiro se assemelha ao C. Dewevrei. Os frutos são oval-elípticos, de um vermelho bem escuro quando maduros, e as sementes oblongas, constatan-do-se elevada percentagem do tipo "moca" e "chocha". Quanto à constituição citológica, as pesquisas conduziram à hipótese de este cafeeiro possuir 22 cromosômios de C. arabica e 22 (n

  1. α-Amylase inhibitor-1 gene from Phaseolus vulgaris expressed in Coffea arabica plants inhibits α-amylases from the coffee berry borer pest

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    Oliveira-Neto Osmundo B

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Coffee is an important crop and is crucial to the economy of many developing countries, generating around US$70 billion per year. There are 115 species in the Coffea genus, but only two, C. arabica and C. canephora, are commercially cultivated. Coffee plants are attacked by many pathogens and insect-pests, which affect not only the production of coffee but also its grain quality, reducing the commercial value of the product. The main insect-pest, the coffee berry borer (Hypotheneumus hampei, is responsible for worldwide annual losses of around US$500 million. The coffee berry borer exclusively damages the coffee berries, and it is mainly controlled by organochlorine insecticides that are both toxic and carcinogenic. Unfortunately, natural resistance in the genus Coffea to H. hampei has not been documented. To overcome these problems, biotechnological strategies can be used to introduce an α-amylase inhibitor gene (α-AI1, which confers resistance against the coffee berry borer insect-pest, into C. arabica plants. Results We transformed C. arabica with the α-amylase inhibitor-1 gene (α-AI1 from the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, under control of the seed-specific phytohemagglutinin promoter (PHA-L. The presence of the α-AI1 gene in six regenerated transgenic T1 coffee plants was identified by PCR and Southern blotting. Immunoblotting and ELISA experiments using antibodies against α-AI1 inhibitor showed a maximum α-AI1 concentration of 0.29% in crude seed extracts. Inhibitory in vitro assays of the α-AI1 protein against H. hampei α-amylases in transgenic seed extracts showed up to 88% inhibition of enzyme activity. Conclusions This is the first report showing the production of transgenic coffee plants with the biotechnological potential to control the coffee berry borer, the most important insect-pest of crop coffee.

  2. α-Amylase inhibitor-1 gene from Phaseolus vulgaris expressed in Coffea arabica plants inhibits α-amylases from the coffee berry borer pest

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    2010-01-01

    Background Coffee is an important crop and is crucial to the economy of many developing countries, generating around US$70 billion per year. There are 115 species in the Coffea genus, but only two, C. arabica and C. canephora, are commercially cultivated. Coffee plants are attacked by many pathogens and insect-pests, which affect not only the production of coffee but also its grain quality, reducing the commercial value of the product. The main insect-pest, the coffee berry borer (Hypotheneumus hampei), is responsible for worldwide annual losses of around US$500 million. The coffee berry borer exclusively damages the coffee berries, and it is mainly controlled by organochlorine insecticides that are both toxic and carcinogenic. Unfortunately, natural resistance in the genus Coffea to H. hampei has not been documented. To overcome these problems, biotechnological strategies can be used to introduce an α-amylase inhibitor gene (α-AI1), which confers resistance against the coffee berry borer insect-pest, into C. arabica plants. Results We transformed C. arabica with the α-amylase inhibitor-1 gene (α-AI1) from the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, under control of the seed-specific phytohemagglutinin promoter (PHA-L). The presence of the α-AI1 gene in six regenerated transgenic T1 coffee plants was identified by PCR and Southern blotting. Immunoblotting and ELISA experiments using antibodies against α-AI1 inhibitor showed a maximum α-AI1 concentration of 0.29% in crude seed extracts. Inhibitory in vitro assays of the α-AI1 protein against H. hampei α-amylases in transgenic seed extracts showed up to 88% inhibition of enzyme activity. Conclusions This is the first report showing the production of transgenic coffee plants with the biotechnological potential to control the coffee berry borer, the most important insect-pest of crop coffee. PMID:20565807

  3. Alpha-amylase inhibitor-1 gene from Phaseolus vulgaris expressed in Coffea arabica plants inhibits alpha-amylases from the coffee berry borer pest.

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    Barbosa, Aulus E A D; Albuquerque, Erika V S; Silva, Maria C M; Souza, Djair S L; Oliveira-Neto, Osmundo B; Valencia, Arnubio; Rocha, Thales L; Grossi-de-Sa, Maria F

    2010-06-17

    Coffee is an important crop and is crucial to the economy of many developing countries, generating around US$70 billion per year. There are 115 species in the Coffea genus, but only two, C. arabica and C. canephora, are commercially cultivated. Coffee plants are attacked by many pathogens and insect-pests, which affect not only the production of coffee but also its grain quality, reducing the commercial value of the product. The main insect-pest, the coffee berry borer (Hypotheneumus hampei), is responsible for worldwide annual losses of around US$500 million. The coffee berry borer exclusively damages the coffee berries, and it is mainly controlled by organochlorine insecticides that are both toxic and carcinogenic. Unfortunately, natural resistance in the genus Coffea to H. hampei has not been documented. To overcome these problems, biotechnological strategies can be used to introduce an alpha-amylase inhibitor gene (alpha-AI1), which confers resistance against the coffee berry borer insect-pest, into C. arabica plants. We transformed C. arabica with the alpha-amylase inhibitor-1 gene (alpha-AI1) from the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, under control of the seed-specific phytohemagglutinin promoter (PHA-L). The presence of the alpha-AI1 gene in six regenerated transgenic T1 coffee plants was identified by PCR and Southern blotting. Immunoblotting and ELISA experiments using antibodies against alpha-AI1 inhibitor showed a maximum alpha-AI1 concentration of 0.29% in crude seed extracts. Inhibitory in vitro assays of the alpha-AI1 protein against H. hampei alpha-amylases in transgenic seed extracts showed up to 88% inhibition of enzyme activity. This is the first report showing the production of transgenic coffee plants with the biotechnological potential to control the coffee berry borer, the most important insect-pest of crop coffee.

  4. Influence de la micro-propagation par embryogenèse somatique sur la variation somaclonale chez le caféier (Coffea arabica) : évaluation des changements au niveau phénotypique, cytologique, génétique et épigénique

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    Influence of micropropagation through somatic embryogenesis on somaclonal variation in coffee (Coffea arabica): assessment of variations at the phenotypical, cytological, genetic and epigenetic level Somaclonal variation (SV) is a major concern in all micropropagation systems. It is described as the phenotypic variation displayed in in vitro-derived regenerants and it is believed to be originated from a large array of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Highly productive Coffea arabica hybrids...

  5. Características fisiológicas e de crescimento de cafeeiro sombreado com guandu e cultivado a pleno sol Physiological characteristics and growth of coffee plants grown under shade of pigeonpea and unshaded

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    Heverly Morais

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento dos efeitos do sombreamento sobre a fisiologia de cafeeiros é importante para se determinar níveis ótimos de radiação e temperatura, bem como para subsidiar estudos sobre o crescimento de plantas sombreadas, a fim de determinar a arquitetura ideal do cafeeiro que maximize a captura da radiação solar disponível em ambientes sombreados. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar características fisiológicas e de crescimento de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. cultivados sob sombreamento denso com guandu (Cajanus cajan (L. Millsp. e a pleno sol. O baixo nível de radiação incidente sobre os cafeeiros sombreados com guandu resultou em decréscimos na taxa fotossintética e na transpiração, maior altura de planta, folhas maiores e com menor quantidade de matéria seca. Esses resultados indicam que o excesso de sombra afeta drasticamente a fisiologia e morfologia de C. arabica.The characterization of shade effects on the physiology of coffee is important to determine optimum levels of radiation and temperature, as well as to subsidize studies on growth of shaded plants aiming at determining the ideal coffee plant architecture that maximizes the capture of the available solar radiation in shaded environments. The objective of this work was to evaluate physiological and growth characteristics of coffee (Coffea arabica L. shaded with pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L. Millsp. and under full sun. The low level of incident radiation on the coffee shaded with pigeonpea caused decreases in the photosynthetic rate and transpiration, increased plant height and leaf size, but diminished leaf dry matter. These results indicate that the excess of shade drastically affects the physiology and morphology of C. arabica.

  6. Comportamento de progênies de cafeeiro cultivar mundo novo Mundo novo coffee (Coffea arabica L. cultivar progenies evaluation

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    Gladyston Rodrigues Carvalho

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento de algumas progênies da cultivar Mundo Novo, em relação à produção de café instalou-se em Machado-MG, em 1988, o presente trabalho. O experimento foi coordenado pela Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG em parceria com a Universidade Federal de Lavras, Universidade Federal de Viçosa e Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, sendo conduzido na Fazenda Experimental da EPAMIG. Foram utilizadas 24 progênies da Cultivar Mundo Novo, avaliadas durante 14 colheitas. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, sendo os tratamentos compostos por 24 progênies, com três repetições. Cada parcela foi constituída de uma fileira de nove plantas, sendo todas consideradas úteis. O espaçamento utilizado foi de 3,0 x 1,0 m, com uma planta por cova. Avaliou-se a produção de grãos em sacas de 60 kg de café beneficiado/ha. Realizou-se a análise de variância com parcelas subdivididas, em que cada biênio foi considerado como uma subparcela. Posteriormente, as médias foram comparadas pelo teste de Scott Knott a 5% de probabilidade. Os resultados obtidos permitiram verificar ampla variação entre as progênies sendo a IAC 376-4-26 C807, IAC 388-6-16-2 C499 EP108, IAC 464-1 C12, IAC376-4-30, IAC 388-6-14, IAC 379-19-2SSP, IAC 464-2, IAC 502-9-P13 IV , IAC 388-6-13 C1138, IAC 502-11, IAC 376-4-36 e IAC 501-5-801 como as de maior potencial produtivo enquanto que, as progênies de Mundo Novo IAC 379-19 P-19I e IAC 474-5 apresentaram a menor produtividade. As progênies que detiveram a maiores produtividades médias ao longo das 14 colheitas também foram as de melhor desempenho nas primeiras colheitas.The objective of this work is to evaluate the behavior of some progenies from cultivar Mundo Novo, in relation to production. For this purpose an experiment was conduted in Machado-MG, in 1988. The research was coordenated by Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG in collaboration with Universidade Federal de Lavras, Universidade Federal de Viçosa and Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, being conducted in the EPAMIG (Experimental Farm.. Twenty-four Mundo Novo coffee cultivar progenies yields were evaluated during 14 harvests time. One randomized block design; in split plot arrangement with 24 progenies as plot and two years as subplot was performed with three replicates. Each plot had 9-plant in 3.0 x 1.0 m row spacing and one plant per hole. Yields of processed coffee/ha in 60 kg bags were evaluated. Means were compared by Scott Knott test at 5% at probability (P< 0,05. A wide range among progenies were observed IAC 376-4-26 C807, IAC 388-6-16-2 C 499 EP 108, IAC 464-1 C 12, IAC 376-4-30, IAC 388-6-14, IAC 379-19-2SSP, IAC 464-2, IAC 502-9-P13 IV, IAC 388-6-13 C 1138, IAC 502-11, IAC 376-4-36 and IAC 501-5-801 presented the highest yield potential, while IAC 379-19P-191 and IAC 474-5 showed the lowest yield. The highest yield progenies during fourteen harvests presented also the best performance in the first harvests.

  7. Dinâmica de cálcio e magnésio em folhas e frutos de Coffea arabica Dynamics of calcium and magnesium in leaves and fruits of arabic coffee

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    Bruno Galvêas Laviola

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Conhecer a dinâmica de nutrientes minerais em cafeeiro permite identificar o período de maior exigência nutricional da planta e, assim, melhorar a eficiência das práticas de adubação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a dinâmica de Ca e Mg em frutos de cafeeiro da antese à maturação e compará-la à dinâmica desses elementos em folhas dos ramos produtivos. O experimento foi realizado com três variedades de Coffea arabica (Catuaí Vermelho IAC-99, Rubi MG-1192 e Acaiá IAC-474-19 distribuídas em três ensaios independentes (níveis de adubação baixo, adequado e alto, instalados em blocos ao acaso com duas repetições, em um esquema de parcelas subdivididas no tempo. As variedades apresentaram as maiores concentrações de Ca e Mg nos frutos no estádio de chumbinho, com redução na concentração desses elementos no estádio de expansão rápida. Nos estádios de crescimento suspenso e granação-maturação observou-se pouca ou nenhuma variação nas concentrações de Ca e Mg nos frutos. No 3º e 4º pares de folhas de ramos produtivos foram constatados decréscimos nas concentrações de Ca e Mg no início do período reprodutivo, havendo recuperação posteriormente. De modo geral, os níveis de adubação influenciaram a concentração de Ca e Mg em frutos e folhas das variedades de Coffea arabica ao longo do período reprodutivo. Contudo, as concentrações de Ca e Mg em folhas e frutos não foram influenciadas somente pelos níveis de adubação empregados, mas também por outros fatores que determinam a taxa de distribuição dos elementos minerais nas plantas de cafeeiros, como a carga pendente de frutos.Knowledge on mineral nutrient dynamics in coffee trees is important to identify the period of greatest nutritional requirement by the plant, allowing the improvement of fertilization techniques. The aim of our research was to study Ca and Mg dynamics in coffee fruits from anthesis to maturation and compare it with

  8. Absorção, translocação e utilização de zinco, cobre e manganês por mudas enxertadas de Coffea arabica Absorption, translocation and utilization of zinc, copper and manganese in grafted seedlings of Coffea arabica

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    Marcelo Antonio Tomaz

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Comparativamente ao pé-franco, a combinação enxerto/porta-enxerto altera os complexos mecanismos de "feedback" entre parte aérea e raízes, afetando de maneira positiva ou negativa a eficiência nutricional da planta. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, em cultivo hidropônico, a eficiência da absorção, translocação e utilização de Zn, Cu e Mn por mudas de Coffea arabica L., de acordo com o porta-enxerto utilizado. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, por um período de 170 dias, em vasos que continham areia como substrato, recebendo solução nutritiva circulante. Utilizaram-se, como enxerto, quatro genótipos de C. arabica: os cultivares Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 e Oeiras MG 6851 e os híbridos 'H 419-10-3-1-5' e 'H 514-5-5-3' , e, como porta-enxerto, quatro genótipos, sendo três de Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froenher: Apoatã LC 2258, Conilon Muriaé-1 e RC EMCAPA 8141 (recombinação entre clones da variedade Robustão Capixaba - EMCAPA 8141 e uma linhagem de Coffea arabica L.: Mundo Novo IAC 376-4, além de quatro pés-francos. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados com 20 tratamentos, quatro repetições e uma planta por parcela. A eficiência nutricional das mudas quanto ao Zn, Cu e Mn variou de acordo com a combinação enxerto/porta-enxerto. A progênie 'H 514-5-5-3' foi mais eficiente quanto à utilização de Zn, Cu e Mn e produção de matéria seca, quando combinada com os porta-enxertos Apoatã LC 2258 e Mundo Novo IAC 376-4. O Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15 foi mais eficiente na utilização de Cu e Mn quando combinado com Apoatã LC 2258.There are complexes feedback mechanisms involving the relationship rootstock/scion, whick can positively or negatively affect the plant nutrient efficiency use. The goal of the present work was to evaluate the efficiency of uptake, translocation and utilization of Zn, Cu and Mn in coffee seedlings. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse

  9. ENXERTIA DE COFFEA ARABICA SOBRE PROGÊNIES DE C. CANEPHORA E DE C. CONGENSIS NO CRESCIMENTO, NUTRIÇÃO MINERAL E PRODUÇÃO GRAFTS OF COFFEA ARABICA ONTO C. CANEPHORA AND C. CONGENSIS AND ITS EFFECTS ON GROWTH, MINERAL NUTRITION AND YIELD

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    JOEL IRINEU FAHL

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    Full Text Available A enxertia de cultivares de Coffea arabica L. sobre Coffea canephora Pierre vem sendo utilizada como alternativa para o cultivo do café em áreas infestadas por nematóides, em vista da resistência de C. canephora a esse patógeno. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar no campo, em áreas isentas de nematóides, o desenvolvimento da parte aérea, a nutrição mineral e a produção de cultivares de C. arabica enxertados sobre C. canephora e C. congensis. Em 1986 , instalaram-se experimentos em três regiões cafeeiras paulistas - Campinas, Garça e Mococa - no espaçamento de 3,5 x 2,0 m, com duas plantas por cova. Como porta-enxerto, utilizaram-se duas progênies de C. canephora (Apoatã IAC 2258 e IAC 2286 e uma de C. congensis (IAC Bangelan coleção 5, tolerantes a nematóides e, como enxerto, dois cultivares de C. arabica (Catuaí Vermelho IAC H 2077-2-5-81 e Mundo Novo IAC 515-20. Também se efetuaram auto-enxertias no Catuaí e no Mundo Novo e, como testemunhas, consideraram-se plantas desses cultivares não enxertadas. Os dados mostraram que, mesmo na ausência de nematóides, a utilização de progênies de C. canephora e de C. congensis como porta-enxerto conferiu maior desenvolvimento e produção (médias de cinco anos aos cultivares de C. arabica, sendo esse efeito mais acentuado no 'Catuaí'. O crescimento sazonal em altura, em todos os tratamentos, foi maior na primavera e no verão e menor no outono e no inverno. De modo geral, a enxertia aumentou o crescimento em altura em todas as estações do ano, principalmente no outono e no inverno. As plantas enxertadas apresentaram maiores teores foliares de potássio e menores de manganês, em relação às não enxertadas. A enxertia não alterou de modo consistente os teores dos demais nutrientes.Grafts of Coffea arabica L. onto C. canephora Pierre have been routinely used in regions infested with nematodes, due to the resistance of C. canephora to these pathogens. In the present

  10. Vulnerabilidad de la producción del café (Coffea arabica L. al cambio climático global

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    María del Rayo Rivera Silva

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available La variabilidad del clima es el principal factor responsable de las oscilaciones anuales de la producción de café. Por ello, el presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar la vulnerabilidad de la producción del cultivo de café (Coffea arabica L. en la zona centro del estado de Veracruz, como una de las zonas productoras más importantes, atribuible a los escenarios climáticos existentes a mediados del siglo XXI, utilizando un modelo de desarrollo del cultivo en función de las características biológicas del café y las condiciones climáticas. Este tipo de modelo se aplica actualmente en varios países del mundo (pero no en México y tiene preferencia en comparación con los modelos de regresión o modelos empíricos utilizados ampliamente en años pasados, debido a que considera detalladamente las particularidades fisiológicas del cultivo. El cálculo de los rendimientos de café con el modelo para las condiciones climáticas a inicios del siglo XXI y su comparación con los datos reportados por la SAGARPA señalan que los rendimientos calculados son confiables ya que el coeficiente de correlación entre los rendimientos calculados y observados fue igual a 0.81. La estimación de la vulnerabilidad del cultivo de café al cambio climático señala que a mediados del siglo XXI existe el riesgo de la pérdida media de la producción de café (Coffea arabica L. de 7 a 10% debido principalmente a la disminución de la precipitación. El factor del cambio de la temperatura del aire tiene menor importancia. Tal conclusión contradice a los resultados de los trabajos anteriores, basados en modelos de regresión o modelos empíricos de acuerdo con los cuales la vulnerabilidad de café al cambio climático está relacionada principalmente al cambio de temperatura y en menor grado con los cambios de la precipitación.

  11. Teste de condutividade elétrica individual na avaliação da qualidade fisiológica de sementes de café (Coffea arabica L. Individual electrical conductivity test for evaluation of the physiological quality of coffee seeds (Coffea arabica L.

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    Paula de Souza Cabral Costa

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O teste de condutividade elétrica é usado para medir os exsudatos das sementes, que certamente refletem a integridade do sistema de membranas. O teste é rápido e de operação simples, mas a metodologia necessita ser testada para cada espécie individualmente para obter uma melhor precisão e exatidão dos resultados. Este trabalho foi conduzido visando determinar o ponto de partição na realização do teste de condutividade elétrica em sementes de café. Dez lotes de sementes de Coffea arabica sem pergaminho, cultivar Acaiá foram usados nesse estudo. Para a avaliação do ponto de partição as sementes foram embebidas por 96 horas e submetidas ao teste de germinação, correlacionando os valores de condutividade observados com os valores obtidos no teste de germinação. O ponto de partição é de 120,5µS.cm-1, considerando 70% de germinação.The conductivity test is used to measure the leaches from the seeds, which certaintily reflect the membrane system integrity. The test is rapid and it is of simple operation, but the methodology needs to be tested for each individual species in order to reach a better precision and accuracy. This work was conducted to determinate the partition point for the realization of electrical conductivity test in coffee seeds. Ten seed lots of Coffea arabica, cultivar Acaiá, without parchment, were used in this study. For the evaluation of the partition point, seeds were imbibed for 96 hours and submitted to the germination test, with the correlation between the conductivity values and those obtained in the germination test being evaluated. The partition point is 120,5µS.cm-1, considering 70% of germination.

  12. Evaluation of biocontrol ability of native strains of Trichoderma spp on Rhizoctonia and Fusarium sp in coffee (Coffea arabica in experimental conditions

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    Nina Rudy

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Due to the indiscriminate use agrochemicals in conventional agriculture, it is causing pollution problems in the environment (soil, air and water, hence the search for alternatives that contribute to agricultural production by agro-chemical free sustainable production. This paper studies the biological control of damping off in coffee (Coffea arabica by applying antagonistic fungus Trichoderma sp. Under experimental conditions at laboratory facilities of the Academic Unit Carmen Pampa Campesina, a community of Carmen Pampa, Township Coroico. The aim of this study was to biologically control the "damping off", they found two genera that cause damping off in seedbed of coffee: Rhizoctonia sp. and Fusarium sp.To determine the percentage of growth and control in the culture medium, we used the method of counting quarters, where they gave the mycelial growth of antagonistic fungus Trichoderma sp., And the fungal pathogens Rhizoctonia sp. and Fusarium sp. Statistically there was a highly significant difference in the variable growth rate of Trichoderma sp. on pathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia sp. and Fusarium sp. at 3, 6 and 9 days that announces the time factor and treatments are interdependent. The control variable showed a highly significant difference in the time factor and treatment, but the interaction shows no significant difference this makes known factors that are independent, so the fungus Trichoderma sp. not depend on time in treatment, thus showing its inhibitory power to Rhizoctonia sp. and Fusarium sp .. This test gives references that there is antagonistic fungus control on the fungal pathogens Rhizoctonia sp. and Fusarium sp.

  13. Influence of the in vitro environment on the germination of somatic embryos of Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Caturra rojo' and Clematis tangutica K.

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    Raúl Barbon

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    Full Text Available The in vitro environment is a factor that in recent years has begun to investigate, because gases such as oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene play an important role in the morphogenesis of somatic embryos and their development in plants. The objective of this work was to determine the effect of the CO2 on the germination of coffee somatic embryos (Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Caturra rojo' and clematis (Clematis tangutica K.. Three gas mixtures composed of CO2 concentrations (2.5, 5.0 and 10.0% combined with 21% O2 and two controls (passive exchange and forced ventilation were used. A positive effect of CO2 on the germination of somatic embryos in the torpedo stage in coffee and clematis was obtained, because in the treatments with passive exchange, where there was CO2 accumulation, germination of the somatic embryos was superior to the treatments with Forced ventilation. With 2.5% and 5.0% CO2, the germination process is stimulated while with 10.0% CO2 there is an inhibition of germination with the appearance of malformations and hyperhydricity.   Keywords: gaseous atmosphere, carbon dioxide, somatic embryogenesis, secondary embryogenesis, hyperhydricity

  14. Cuantificación de minerales K, Ca, Mg y P en pulpa y pergamino de café (Coffea arabica L. var. Typica

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    Johanna Mendoza Abarca

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trabajó con muestras de café Coffea arabica L., variedad Typica de tres lugares en Ecuador: Palanda, Vilcabamba y El Pangui, seleccionados por su disponibilidad y condiciones geográficas. Se analizó potasio, calcio y magnesio por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica; y fósforo por espectrofotometría visible, utilizando en todos los casos la digestión ácida para la preparación de las muestras. Con el objetivo de mantener la trazabilidad de los residuos se realizó el beneficio húmedo del café. Los resultados obtenidos para la pulpa de café expresados en base seca fueron: K 3,1 ± 0,43 %; Ca 0,46 ± 0,06 %; Mg 0,14 ± 0,01 % y P 0,13 ± 0,01 %. Para pergamino de café: K 0,16 ± 0,02 %; Ca 0,14 ± 0,05 %; Mg 0,06 ± 0,01 % y P 0,02 ± 0,01 %. En adición, se determinaron los minerales en el grano de café. Con estos resultados podemos mencionar que la pulpa de café es una buena fuente de potasio (especialmente, magnesio y fósforo. El pergamino pudiera ser considerado como fuente de fósforo.

  15. Discrimination of the sensory quality of the Coffea arabica L. (cv. Yellow Bourbon) produced in different altitudes using decision trees obtained by the CHAID method.

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    Ramos, Mariana Figueira; Ribeiro, Diego Egídio; Cirillo, Marcelo Ângelo; Borém, Flávio Meira

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    Knowledge of the sensory profile of coffee quality, associated with genetic and environmental factors, is of utmost importance for the international market, as well as for the productive sector. In this context, the goal of this study was to classify the quality of Coffea arabica L., cv. Yellow Bourbon, according to different scores obtained through sensory evaluations based on the Specialty Coffee Association of America protocol (SCAA), and by means of decision trees resulting from applying the CHAID method (chi-square automatic interaction detection). To that end, we used a database with the sensory characteristics of cv. Yellow Bourbon and the environmental characteristics of the Mantiqueira de Minas region, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The method used exhibited promising results regarding accuracy and success rates in order to discriminate coffee sensory quality as a function of the production environment. The results obtained clearly show the effect of the coffee growing environment on the Yellow Bourbon variety, resulting in notable sensory differences in the beverage. It was possible to discriminate cv. Yellow Bourbon coffee samples, the sensory evaluations of which resulted in scores of ≥88 points, which are associated with growing environments at altitudes of ≥1200 m. © 2015 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2015 Society of Chemical Industry.

  16. CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UNA BIBLIOTECA GENÓMICA DE Coffea Arabica Var. COLOMBIA Y EVALUACIÓN CON UNA SECUENCIA HOMÓLOGA A UBIQUITINA

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    Elsa Leonor Álvarez Méndez 1, 2,

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de buscar secuencias de interés en el genoma de Coffea arabica var. Colombia, se construyó una biblioteca genómica en el vector Lambda FIX II (Stratagene con un tamaño promedio de inserto de 15Kb y con un título de 1,33x106 ufp/ml que representa aproximadamente 3,7 veces el genoma haploide.La biblioteca fue evaluada utilizando como sonda un producto de PCR amplificado con la combinación de iniciadores InhF - R631 y que presenta alta homología con secuencias tipo ubiquitinas de Arabidopsis thaliana y Oriza sativa. Se identificaron dos clones recombinantes (cof-ubi1 y cof-ubi2 que hibridizaron con la sonda tipo ubiquitina. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la biblioteca genómica es adecuada para la identificación de secuencias de interés, mapeo genético y estudios sobre regulación de la expresión de genes.

  17. A liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous quantification of salicylic, jasmonic and abscisic acids in Coffea arabica leaves.

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    de Sá, Marta; Ferreira, João P; Queiroz, Vagner T; Vilas-Boas, Luís; Silva, Maria C; Almeida, Maria H; Guerra-Guimarães, Leonor; Bronze, Maria R

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    Plants have developed an efficient system of recognition that induces a complex network of signalling molecules such as salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA) and abscisic acid (ABA) in case of a pathogenic infection. The use of specific and sensitive methods is mandatory for the analysis of compounds in these complex samples. In this study a liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of SA, JA and ABA in Coffea arabica (L.) leaves in order to understand the role of these phytohormones in the signalling network involved in the coffee defence response against Hemileia vastatrix. The results showed that the method was specific, linear (r ≥ 0.99) in the range 0.125-1.00 µg mL⁻¹ for JA and ABA and 0.125-5.00 µg mL⁻¹ for SA, and precise (relative standard deviation ≤11%), and the limit of detection (0.010 µg g⁻¹ fresh weight) was adequate for quantifying these phytohormones in this type of matrix. In comparison with healthy leaves, those infected with H. vastatrix (resistance reaction) displayed an increase in SA level 24 h after inoculation, suggesting the involvement of an SA-dependent pathway in coffee resistance. © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry.

  18. Effect of shading on yield, sugar content, phenolic acids and antioxidant property of coffee beans (Coffea Arabica L. cv. Catimor) harvested from north-eastern Thailand.

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    Somporn, Chanyarin; Kamtuo, Amnouy; Theerakulpisut, Piyada; Siriamornpun, Sirithon

    2012-07-01

    Environmental conditions, including shading, generally influence the physical and chemical qualities of coffee beans. The present study assessed the changes in some phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and agronomic characters of coffee beans (Coffea arabica L. cv. Catimor) as affected by different shading conditions including full sun, three artificial shading conditions using a saran covering (50% shade, 60% shade, and 70% shade) and lychee shade. Bean weight and bean size increased significantly (P antioxidant activity compared to all other beans. Chlorogenic acid was the most predominant phenolic acid in all samples studied, being the highest in the beans grown under lychee shade, followed by 60% shade, 70% shade, 50% shade and full sun, respectively. In contrast, bean grown under full sun had the highest amount of vanillic acid and caffeic acid. Antioxidant activity was highly positively associated with chlorogenic acid content. The content of total sugar (fructose, glucose and sucrose) was found highest in coffee beans grown in 60% shade, with fructose the predominant sugar. Under climatic conditions similar to this experiment, it is advisable that growers provide shade to the coffee crop to reduce heat from direct sunlight and promote yield as well as obtain good quality coffee beans. Copyright © 2012 Society of Chemical Industry.

  19. Cuantificación de minerales K, Ca, Mg y P en pulpa y pergamino de café (Coffea arabica L. var. Typica

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    Jorge Geovanny Figueroa Hurtado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se trabajó con muestras de café Coffea arabica L., variedad Typica de tres lugares en Ecuador: Palanda, Vilcabamba y El Pangui, seleccionados por su disponibilidad y condiciones geográficas. Se analizó potasio, calcio y magnesio por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica; y fósforo por espectrofotometría visible, utilizando en todos los casos la digestión ácida para la preparación de las muestras. Con el objetivo de mantener la trazabilidad de los residuos se realizó el beneficio húmedo del café. Los resultados obtenidos para la pulpa de café expresados en base seca fueron: K 3,1 ± 0,43 %; Ca 0,46 ± 0,06 %; Mg 0,14 ± 0,01 % y P 0,13 ± 0,01 %. Para pergamino de café: K 0,16 ± 0,02 %; Ca 0,14 ± 0,05 %; Mg 0,06 ± 0,01 % y P 0,02 ± 0,01 %. En adición, se determinaron los minerales en el grano de café. Con estos resultados podemos mencionar que la pulpa de café es una buena fuente de potasio (especialmente, magnesio y fósforo. El pergamino pudiera ser considerado como fuente de fósforo.

  20. α-Amylase inhibitor-1 gene from Phaseolus vulgaris expressed in Coffea arabica plants inhibits α-amylases from the coffee berry borer pest

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    Oliveira-Neto Osmundo B; Souza Djair SL; Silva Maria CM; Albuquerque Érika VS; Barbosa Aulus EAD; Valencia Arnubio; Rocha Thales L; Grossi-de-Sa Maria F

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Coffee is an important crop and is crucial to the economy of many developing countries, generating around US$70 billion per year. There are 115 species in the Coffea genus, but only two, C. arabica and C. canephora, are commercially cultivated. Coffee plants are attacked by many pathogens and insect-pests, which affect not only the production of coffee but also its grain quality, reducing the commercial value of the product. The main insect-pest, the coffee berry borer (Hy...

  1. Observações Citológicas em coffea: VI — Desenvolvimento do embrião e do endosferma em Coffea Arabica l.

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    A. J. T. Mendes

    1942-04-01

    Full Text Available The ovule of C. arabica L. consists õf a single integument and a small nucellús which disappears as the ovule matures. Three of the four macrospores resulting from the'division of the macrosporocyte, degenerate. The remaining chalazal cell gives rise to a "normal'' embryo sac, which is ready for fertilization at the time of the flower opening. Double fertilization occurs, as a rule, the day the flower opens. The embryo sac then increases in volume and compresses the inner integument cells. The outer cells of the integument, however, multiply actively, giving rise to the "perisperm". After degeneration of the synergids and antipodals, the zygote stays near the micro-pyle in a resting stage, while the primary endosperm nucleus divides. This first division of the endosperm occurs from 21 to 27 days after flower opening. The cytoplasm condenses around the newly formed nuclei, permitting the adjacent tissues to sink into the embryo sac. Since the separating walls were not seen at the binueleate stage and were present at the four-nucleate stage, it seems that the endosperm belongs to the' "nuclear type". As the number of endosperm cells increases, the "perisperm" cells are again compressed and give more and more room to the new tissue. The first division in the zygote occurs from sixty to seventy days after flower opening, when the endosperm is already multinucleate. A differentiated embryo develops, with a hypocotyl and two small cotyledons in the ripe seed. In the ripe seed the "perisperm" disappears almost completely: its remains form the thin "silver skin" which envelops the endosperm. The parchment layer which envelops the seed is the endocarp.

  2. Transferência do fator caturra para o cultivar Mundo Novo de Coffea arabica Transfer of the CT gene to Mundo Novo cultivar

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    A. Carvalho

    1972-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são relatados os estudos realizados visando à introdução do gene Ct (caturra que contribui para reduzir a altura da planta, no cultivar Mundo" Novo de Coffea arabica.Estudaram-se, em ensaios de produtividade, as populações Fv F.,, F3 e F4. Nessas populações e principalmente entre os descendentes dos "caféeiros H 2077-2-5 e H 2077-2-12, foram selecionadas plantas homozigotas para os alelos Ct e também para os alelos responsáveis pela cor do fruto xc ou Xc. Essas combinações foram denominadas 'Catuaí Amarelo' e 'Catuaí Vermelho', respectivamente, e suas características são apresentadas. Os novos cultivares vêm-se mostrando de interesse econômico para as regiões cafeeiras não somente pelo porte pequeno, mas também pela produtividade, pelo vigor vegetativo e pela precocidade.The successful transfer of the Ct gene for short internode to the tall cultivar of Coffea arábica'Mundo Novo' is reported. Individual selections were carried out in the F1, F2, F3 and F4 generations. It was found that early selection in the F2 generation was quite effective. A remarkably good correlation was found between productitivity of F2 plants and the yield of the F3 and F4 generations. Plants of the F4 generation have shown reasonable uniformity and high yield in several trials. The new selections showed to be early producers. Two new cultivars were released namely 'Catuaí Amarelo' and 'Catuaí Vermelho'. The former has yellow fruits whereas the latter has red fruits. The plants are much shorter that the ones of Mundo Novo. The new cultivars have a very strong secondary and tertiary branching. Because of these characteristics Catuaí Amarelo and Catuaí Vermelho are being planted in large scale replacing the tall cultivars.

  3. Identification of candidate genes for drought tolerance in coffee by high-throughput sequencing in the shoot apex of different Coffea arabica cultivars.

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    Mofatto, Luciana Souto; Carneiro, Fernanda de Araújo; Vieira, Natalia Gomes; Duarte, Karoline Estefani; Vidal, Ramon Oliveira; Alekcevetch, Jean Carlos; Cotta, Michelle Guitton; Verdeil, Jean-Luc; Lapeyre-Montes, Fabienne; Lartaud, Marc; Leroy, Thierry; De Bellis, Fabien; Pot, David; Rodrigues, Gustavo Costa; Carazzolle, Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães; Andrade, Alan Carvalho; Marraccini, Pierre

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    Drought is a widespread limiting factor in coffee plants. It affects plant development, fruit production, bean development and consequently beverage quality. Genetic diversity for drought tolerance exists within the coffee genus. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptation of coffee plants to drought are largely unknown. In this study, we compared the molecular responses to drought in two commercial cultivars (IAPAR59, drought-tolerant and Rubi, drought-susceptible) of Coffea arabica grown in the field under control (irrigation) and drought conditions using the pyrosequencing of RNA extracted from shoot apices and analysing the expression of 38 candidate genes. Pyrosequencing from shoot apices generated a total of 34.7 Mbp and 535,544 reads enabling the identification of 43,087 clusters (41,512 contigs and 1,575 singletons). These data included 17,719 clusters (16,238 contigs and 1,575 singletons) exclusively from 454 sequencing reads, along with 25,368 hybrid clusters assembled with 454 sequences. The comparison of DNA libraries identified new candidate genes (n = 20) presenting differential expression between IAPAR59 and Rubi and/or drought conditions. Their expression was monitored in plagiotropic buds, together with those of other (n = 18) candidates genes. Under drought conditions, up-regulated expression was observed in IAPAR59 but not in Rubi for CaSTK1 (protein kinase), CaSAMT1 (SAM-dependent methyltransferase), CaSLP1 (plant development) and CaMAS1 (ABA biosynthesis). Interestingly, the expression of lipid-transfer protein (nsLTP) genes was also highly up-regulated under drought conditions in IAPAR59. This may have been related to the thicker cuticle observed on the abaxial leaf surface in IAPAR59 compared to Rubi. The full transcriptome assembly of C. arabica, followed by functional annotation, enabled us to identify differentially expressed genes related to drought conditions. Using these data, candidate genes were selected and

  4. Growth and yield of Coffea arabica L. in Northwest Fluminense: 2nd harvest Crescimento e produtividade de Coffea arabica L. na região Noroeste Fluminense: 2º Colheita

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    Weverton Pereira Rodrigues

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, several new coffee cultivars recommended for different regions have been released. However, the performance of these varieties in many traditionally producing regions is unknown. Difference of climate and soil may jeopardize the productivity of the new cultivars and cause losses to farmers. The objective of this study is to evaluate the vegetative growth and productive genotypes of C. arabica in the conditions of the Northwestern Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The experiment was settled in 2007, in Panorama 1 Farm, located in the municipality of Varre Sai, RJ. Twenty-five genotypes of C. arabica were planted in a spacing of 2.5 × 0.8 m, using a completely randomized design with five replications and eight plants per plot. There were eight measurements of vegetative growth represented by plant height, stem diameter and number of plagiotropic branches. Assessments of productivity were also performed in years 2009 and 2010. There was a positive phenotypic correlation among vegetative characteristics and between vegetative characteristics and yield in the first harvest, while in the second harvest only the number of plagiotropic branches was positively correlated with yield. Up to date, the genotypes Catucaí amarelo 2 SL, Catiguá MG 02, Acauã, Palma II, Sabiá 398, IPR 103/ Iapar, IPR 100/Iapar, H 419-10-6-2-12-1, Catucaí amarelo 24 / 137, Iapar 59, Catucaí amarelo 20/15, H 419-10-6-2-5-10-1 and H 419-10-6-2-5-1 had the highest average yield after two harvests.Nos últimos anos foram lançadas várias cultivares de café recomendadas para diversas regiões. Porém, o conhecimento da resposta dessas variedades em outras regiões tradicionalmente produtoras é desconhecido, o que pode uma vez plantado nestas regiões, comprometer a produtividade dos genótipos devido às diversidades edafoclimáticas, causando prejuízo aos produtores. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar o crescimento vegetativo e produtivo de gen

  5. Crecimiento de café (Coffea arabica L. durante la etapa de almácigo en respuesta a la salinidad generada por fertilizantes

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    Siavosh Sadeghian Khalajabadi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La salinidad del suelo puede afectar negativamente el crecimiento de las plantas, e incluso causar su muerte. Esta investigación tuvo como propósito, determinar el efecto de la salinidad generada por fertilizantes en el crecimiento de café Coffea arabica L. durante la etapa de almácigo. Se recolectaron muestras de suelo en dos Estaciones Experimentales (EE de Cenicafé (Naranjal en Caldas y Timbío en Cauca y una finca cafetera (FC en Jamundí (Valle del Cauca. Bajo el diseño completamente aleatorio se evaluó para cada suelo la respuesta de café variedad Caturra a 27 tratamientos (factorial 33, resultantes de tres dosis de calcio-Ca, de magnesio-Mg y de potasio-K (0, 1 y 3 g dm-3 de suelo, empleando como fuentes sulfatos. La conductividad eléctrica (C.E., como indicador de la salinidad, se incrementó en conformidad a las dosis, con valores más altos para el Mg, seguido por K y Ca, resultado que se relacionó principalmente con el índice de salinidad de los fertilizantes y su solubilidad. Las diferencias de la C.E. entre las localidades (EE Naranjal>EE Timbío>FC Jamundí se atribuyeron a la capacidad de éstos para retener la humedad. Conforme al aumento de la salinidad disminuyó el peso de las plantas, hasta causar síntomas de toxicidad y posterior muerte. El nivel crítico de la C.E., calculado para el 90% del crecimiento relativo, correspondió en promedio a 1,1 dS m-1.

  6. Storage of soil organic carbon in coffee (Coffea arabica L. production systems in the municipality of Líbano, Tolima, Colombia

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    Hernán Jair Andrade Castañeda

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    Full Text Available The increase in greenhouse gas emissions from anthropogenic sources has resulted in climate change, which affects all living beings. Coffee (Coffea arabica L. plantations, in monoculture or together with timber species such as salmwood (Cordia alliodora, mitigate climate change due to fixation of atmospheric CO2 that is deposited in biomass and soils. This study was carried out in the municipality of Líbano, Tolima, Colombia with the objective of defining which of the following coffee production systems store more soil organic carbon (SOC: 1 monoculture, 2 agroforestry systems (AFS with salmwood, and 3 AFS with plantain. Farms with those systems that are the most dominant in the study zone were selected. From each system, five repetitions were identified to be analyzed with a completely randomized design. In each plot or repetition, five samples for bulk density (BD using the cylinder method and a composite sample for concentration of SOC were taken and analyzed using the Walkley and Black approach. The systems of production did not significantly (p > 0.05 affect either the BD or the concentration of SOC. However, AFS with plantain tended to have less BD than monoculture and AFS with salmwood (0.83 ± 0.03 vs 0.88 ± 0.03 vs 0.92 ± 0.04 g·cm-3, respectively. These systems of production stored between 50 and 54 t·ha-1 of SOC in the top 30 cm, which indicates their capacity for climate change mitigation.

  7. Producción de café (Coffea Arabica L. en respuesta al manejo específico por sitio de la fertilidad del suelo

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    Luz Adriana Lince Salazar

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la variabilidad espacial es el principal insumo para el manejo específico por sitio MES, con el fin de optimizar los recursos, al reducir los costos de producción de los cultivos y el impacto negativo sobre el ambiente. Con el objetivo de determinar el efecto del MES en la producción del café, durante los años 2011 y 2012 se realizó un experimento del manejo de la fertilidad del suelo en café (Coffea arabica L., Variedad Castillo® en lotes con áreas diferentes (1,0, 2,0 y 3,5 ha, ubicados en tres fincas del departamento del Quindío, Colombia. Se evaluó el efecto de tres tratamientos en la producción de café cereza: i testigo sin fertilización; ii manejo de acuerdo a los resultados de los análisis de suelo, logrados mediante un muestreo convencional en zigzag y, iii manejo por sitio específico conforme lo indicaron las áreas homogéneas, obtenidas mediante mapas de variabilidad espacial. En ninguno de los lotes hubo efecto de los tratamientos, respuesta que se relacionó con uno o más de los siguientes factores: tiempo relativamente corto de evaluación, fertilidad del suelo, reservas de los nutrientes en las plantas, y el número reducido de repeticiones (tres por tratamiento.

  8. Producción de café (Coffea arabica L. en respuesta al manejo específico de la fertilidad del suelo

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    Luz Adriana Lince Salazar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la variabilidad espacial es el principal insumo para el manejo específico por sitio-MES, con fines de optimizar los recursos, al reducir los costos de producción de los cultivos y el impacto negativo sobre el ambiente. Con el objetivo de determinar el efecto del MES en la producción del café, durante los años 2011 y 2012 se realizó un experimento del manejo de la fertilidad del suelo en café (Coffea arabica L., Variedad Castillo® en lotes con áreas diferentes (1,0, 2,0 y 3,5 ha, ubicados en tres fincas del departamento del Quindío, Colombia. Se evaluó el efecto de tres tratamientos en la producción de café cereza: i testigo sin fertilización; ii manejo de acuerdo a los resultados de los análisis de suelo, logrados mediante un muestreo convencional en zigzag y, iii manejo por sitio específico conforme lo indicaron las áreas homogéneas, obtenidas mediante mapas de variabilidad espacial. En ninguno de los lotes hubo efecto de los tratamientos, respuesta que se relacionó con uno o más de los siguientes factores: tiempo relativamente corto de evaluación, fertilidad del suelo, reservas de los nutrientes en las plantas, y el número reducido de repeticiones (tres por tratamiento.

  9. A flórula invasora da cultura do café (Coffea arabica L. no Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil Weeds in coffee (Coffea arabica L. plantations in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Manuel Losada Gavilanes

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Nas áreas de cultura de café (Coffea arábica L., no Estado de Minas Gerais, foram coletadas e identificadas 388 espécies de plantas invasoras (= plantas daninhas, pertencentes a 51 famílias botânicas, representando 182 gêneros, sendo que as famílias Compositae, Gramineae, Leguminosae, Malvaceae, Solanaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Convolvulaceae e Verbenaceae, são as mais importantes em relação à cultura. As plantas coletadas, devidamente etiquetadas e identificadas, foram anexadas, parte delas no PAMG (Herbário da EPAMIG, Belo Horizonte, MG e, a outra parte, no Herbarium ESAL (Herbário do Departamento de Biologia da Escola Superior de Agricultura de Lavras - ESAL, Lavras - MG.A survey in the cultivation area of coffee in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, has resulted in the determination of 388 weed species, of 182 genera belonging to 51 families; the families presenting a greater number of espécies are: Compositae, Leguminosae, Gramineae, Malvaceae, Solanaceae, Rubiaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Amaranthaceae and Verbenaceae with 65, 48, 42, 30, 19, 17, 16, 14, 12, 10 species, respectively.

  10. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XLIII. seleção de cafeeiros resistentes ao bicho-mineiro Coffee breeding: XLIII. selection of coffee trees resistant to the leaf miner (Perileucoptera coffeella

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    Oliveiro Guerreiro Filho

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se diversos parâmetros agronômicos em progênies oriundas de potinização aberta e de hibridações envolvendo os cafeeiros C 1195-5-6-1 e C 1195-5-6-2, resistentes ao bicho-mineiro (Perileucoptera coffeella. Ambos apresentam florescimento abundante e precocidade de maturação, características da espécie Coffea racemosa, da qual se originaram por retrocruzamentos com C. arabica. Hibridações desses dois cafeeiros foram realizadas com os cafés Icatu, Catimor, Híbrido de Timor e Catuaí. Os três primeiros, derivados de retrocruzamentos de C. canephora com C. arabica, são resistentes ao agente da ferrugem (Hemileia vastatrix e, o último, cultivar de grande expressão econômica, tem porte reduzido e elevada capacidade produtiva. A análise das progênies realizada em quatro ensaios revelou que todos esses atributos, presentes em tão diverso germoplasma, são geneticamente transmissíveis e se encontram nas progênies investigadas, em associações diversas. Os dados de produção e o fato de não existirem associações antagônicas entre esses atributos sugerem a possibilidade do desenvolvimento de cultivares produtivos, resistentes ao bicho-mineiro e com outras características desejáveis, principalmente resistência ao agente da ferrugem.Several agronomic characteristics were studied in progenies from open pollinations and hybridizations of coffee trees C1195-5-6-1 and C1195-5-6-2. Both, resistant to the leaf miner (Perileucoptera coffeella, bloom profusely and are early ripening, characteristics of Coffea racemosa from which they originated via backcross to C. arabica. Hybrids of these two individuals with Icatu, Catimor, Híbrido de Timor and Catuaí cultivars were evaluated. The first three cultvars, C. canephora x C. arabica backcross derivatives, are resistant to the leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix and the last a leading C. arabica cultivar has short stature and high yield capacity. The study of the progenies

  11. Study of composition of espresso coffee prepared from various roast degrees of Coffea arabica L. coffee beans.

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    Kučera, Lukáš; Papoušek, Roman; Kurka, Ondřej; Barták, Petr; Bednář, Petr

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    Espresso coffee samples prepared at various roasting degrees defined according to its basic conventional classification (light, medium, medium-dark and dark roasted) were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Obtained raw data were processed using multivariate statistical analysis (Principal Component Analysis, PCA) to evaluate chemical differences between each roasting degrees (untargeted part of study). All four roasting degrees were resolved in appropriate Score plot. Orthogonal Projections to Latent Structures provided signals of significant markers describing the differences among particular roasting degrees. Detailed interpretation of those signals by targeted LC/MS(2) analysis revealed four groups of compounds. The first two groups involve chlorogenic acids and related lactones. The signals of other two sets of markers were ascribed to some specific atractylosides and particular melanoidins. Ratios of contents of selected representatives of each group to the sum of all identified markers were proposed as definite parameters for determination of roasting degree of Brazilian coffee Arabica. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Concentração foliar de nutrientes em cultivares de Coffea arabica L. sob espaçamentos adensados Foliar nutrient contents in cultivars of Coffea arabica L. at condensed spacings

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    Humberto Silva Augusto

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    Full Text Available Os plantios adensados de café proporcionam melhor reciclagem de nutrientes e conseqüentemente reduzem a perda de nutrientes do solo por erosão, lixiviação e oxidação da matéria orgânica. Avaliaram-se as influências de diferentes espaçamentos na concentração de macro e micronutrientes em folhas de cafeeiro das cultivares IAC 44, IAC 99, MG 1192, Katipó, MG 6851 e UFV 3880. Ao início do experimento o solo foi arado para incorporação do calcário. As mudas foram plantadas em covas de 0,30 x 0,30 x 0,40 m, espaçadas entre si em 0,75 m na fileira. Na adubação de plantio aplicou-se 200 g de Fosfato Natural de Araxá, 50 g de Superfosfato Simples por cova, e 15 dias após o plantio 2L/cova de esterco em cobertura. As demais adubações foram realizadas segundo o recomendado para a cultura do café. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados num esquema fatorial 6 x 4 (seis cultivares x quatro espaçamentos, com seis repetições. As parcelas foram compostas por quatro fileiras de 4,50 m de comprimento, espaçadas entre fileiras em 1,0; 1,5; 2,0 e 2,5 m. Amostras de folhas foram retiradas aos 21 e 34 meses para avaliação dos teores foliares de macro e micronutrientes. O adensamento não influenciou na concentração de nutrientes nas folhas aos 21 meses após o plantio, mas influenciou as concentrações foliares de P, K e Mg aos 34 meses após o plantio.Coffee-tree condensed plantings provide reduction in the loss of the soil nutrients by erosion, lixiviation and oxidation of the organic matter, and even increase nutrient recycling. This experiment aimed evaluates the influence of different spacing among rows on the nutrient foliar contents of coffee-tree varieties, and was performed in randomized blocks with 24 treatments and six replications. The employed varieties IAC 44, IAC 99, MG 1192, Katipó, MG 6851 and UFV 3880 were planted with a spacing of 0,75 m among plants and 1,0; 1,5; 2,0 and 2,5m among rows. Each plot was composed

  13. Multivariate analysis of sensory characteristics of coffee grains (Coffea arabica L. in the region of upper Paranaíba = Análise multivariada de características sensoriais de grãos de café de cultivares (Coffea arabica L. na região do alto Paranaíba

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    Marcelo Cláudio Pereira

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the sensory characteristics of the grains of 21 cultivars of Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora Pierre from the essays of genetic improvement of EPAMIG, located in Patrocínio Municipality, Minas Gerais State, where they were collected through cloths stripping method and washed. Subsequently to dry (11 to 12% moisture b.u., we obtained the coffee designated as “natural”. The evaluated varieties were: Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474; Bourbon Vermelho DATERRA; Catiguá MG 1; Catiguá MG 2; Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62; Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15; H 419-3-1-4-2; H 419- 6-2 -5-2; H 419-6-2-5-3; H 419-6-2-7-3 Vermelho; H 493-1-2-10; H 514-7-10-1 Vermelho; H 514-7-10-6; H 515-4-2-2; H 518-3-6-1; Icatú Amarelo IAC 3282; MundoNovo 379-19; Mundo Novo IAC 376-4; Rubi MG 1192; Sacramento MG 1 and Topázio MG 1190, from 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 seasons. The cultivars according to the first principal component with notes above 80 points, regarded as superior drink according to attributes with the highest scores (flavor, sweetness, balance, acidity, clean drink, andaspect were: Catiguá MG2, Rubi MG 1192, 514-7-10-6 H, H 419-3-1-4-2, H 419-6-2-5-2, 493-1-2-10 H, H 514-7-10-1 Vermelho, Catiguá MG1, Sacramento MG1, 419-6-2-5-3 H, H 515-9-2-2 and Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62.O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar as características sensoriais dos grãos de 21 cultivares de (Coffea arabica L. provenientes do ensaio de melhoramento genético da Epamig, Fazenda Experimental dePatrocínio, Estado de Minas Gerais. Posteriormente à secagem (11 a 12% de umidade b.u., obteve-se o café designado como natural. Os frutos avaliados correspondiam às cultivares e progênies Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474; Bourbon Vermelho DATERRA; Catiguá MG 1; Catiguá MG 2; Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62; Catuaí Vermelho IAC 15; H 419-3-1-4-2; H 419-6-2-5-2; H 419-6-2-5-3; H 419-6-2-7-3 Vermelho; H 493-1-2-10; H 514-7-10-1 Vermelho; H 514-7-10-6; H 515-4-2-2; H 518-3-6-1; Icatu Amarelo

  14. Teor de água e fertilidade do solo com cafeeiros cultivados em sistemas agroflorestais Soil moisture and soil fertility of coffee in agroforestry systems

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    Yonara Poltronieri Neves

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de comparar a umidade e a fertilidade do solo em sistemas de cafeeiro consorciado com níveis baixos de adubação e em cultivo convencional, foram testados os seguintes tratamentos: cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. a pleno sol; cafeeiro com fedegoso; cafeeiro com fedegoso e bananeira; cafeeiro com fedegoso, bananeira e ipê-preto, os três últimos com a mesma densidade de plantas consorciadas e todos os tratamentos com o mesmo número de plantas de café. O ensaio foi mantido por 57 meses, e a retenção de água pelo solo e a evolução da fertilidade no período foram avaliados na última estação seca (54 meses. A economia hídrica tem balanço favorável para o cultivo em consórcio no início da estação seca, porém sua manutenção dependerá da exigência hídrica dos componentes do consórcio e do regime hídrico. O cultivo consorciado favoreceu a manutenção do pH e a redução da saturação por alumínio, muito embora as necessidades de nutrientes dos componentes do consórcio devam ser satisfeitas por meio de entradas externas, para evitar o empobrecimento gradual do solo.The aim of this study was to compare the soil moisture and fertility in coffee systems intercropped with trees with low levels of fertilization and in conventional system; the following systems were tested: coffee (Coffea arabica L. under full light; coffee with Senna macranthera; coffee with Senna macranthera and Musa sp.; coffee with Senna macranthera, Musa sp. and Zeyhera tuberculosa. The last three systems were evaluated with the same density of intercropped plants and all treatments with the same number of coffee plants. The trial was conducted during a 57-month period. A favorable balance for water conservation in the soil was obtained in the intercropped system at the beginning of the dry season. However, the maintenance of this balance will depend on the water demand of the components of the intercropped system and the dry season duration

  15. Integrating age in the detection and mapping of incongruous patches in coffee (Coffea arabica) plantations using multi-temporal Landsat 8 NDVI anomalies

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    Chemura, Abel; Mutanga, Onisimo; Dube, Timothy

    2017-05-01

    The development of cost-effective, reliable and easy to implement crop condition monitoring methods is urgently required for perennial tree crops such as coffee (Coffea arabica), as they are grown over large areas and represent long term and higher levels of investment. These monitoring methods are useful in identifying farm areas that experience poor crop growth, pest infestation, diseases outbreaks and/or to monitor response to management interventions. This study compares field level coffee mean NDVI and LSWI anomalies and age-adjusted coffee mean NDVI and LSWI anomalies in identifying and mapping incongruous patches across perennial coffee plantations. To achieve this objective, we first derived deviation of coffee pixels from the global coffee mean NDVI and LSWI values of nine sequential Landsat 8 OLI image scenes. We then evaluated the influence of coffee age class (young, mature and old) on Landsat-scale NDVI and LSWI values using a one-way ANOVA and since results showed significant differences, we adjusted NDVI and LSWI anomalies for age-class. We then used the cumulative inverse distribution function (α ≤ 0.05) to identify fields and within field areas with excessive deviation of NDVI and LSWI from the global and the age-expected mean for each of the Landsat 8 OLI scene dates spanning three seasons. Results from accuracy assessment indicated that it was possible to separate incongruous and healthy patches using these anomalies and that using NDVI performed better than using LSWI for both global and age-adjusted mean anomalies. Using the age-adjusted anomalies performed better in separating incongruous and healthy patches than using the global mean for both NDVI (Overall accuracy = 80.9% and 68.1% respectively) and for LSWI (Overall accuracy = 68.1% and 48.9% respectively). When applied to other Landsat 8 OLI scenes, the results showed that the proportions of coffee fields that were modelled incongruent decreased with time for the young age category and

  16. Conversion of nicotinic acid to trigonelline is catalyzed by N-methyltransferase belonged to motif B′ methyltransferase family in Coffea arabica

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    Mizuno, Kouichi, E-mail: koumno@akita-pu.ac.jp [Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University, Akita City, Akita 010-0195 (Japan); Matsuzaki, Masahiro [Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University, Akita City, Akita 010-0195 (Japan); Kanazawa, Shiho [Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610 (Japan); Tokiwano, Tetsuo; Yoshizawa, Yuko [Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University, Akita City, Akita 010-0195 (Japan); Kato, Misako [Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610 (Japan)

    2014-10-03

    Graphical abstract: Trigonelline synthase catalyzes the conversion of nicotinic acid to trigonelline. We isolated and characterized trigonelline synthase gene(s) from Coffea arabica. - Highlights: • Trigonelline is a major compound in coffee been same as caffeine is. • We isolated and characterized trigonelline synthase gene. • Coffee trigonelline synthases are highly homologous with coffee caffeine synthases. • This study contributes the fully understanding of pyridine alkaloid metabolism. - Abstract: Trigonelline (N-methylnicotinate), a member of the pyridine alkaloids, accumulates in coffee beans along with caffeine. The biosynthetic pathway of trigonelline is not fully elucidated. While it is quite likely that the production of trigonelline from nicotinate is catalyzed by N-methyltransferase, as is caffeine synthase (CS), the enzyme(s) and gene(s) involved in N-methylation have not yet been characterized. It should be noted that, similar to caffeine, trigonelline accumulation is initiated during the development of coffee fruits. Interestingly, the expression profiles for two genes homologous to caffeine synthases were similar to the accumulation profile of trigonelline. We presumed that these two CS-homologous genes encoded trigonelline synthases. These genes were then expressed in Escherichiacoli, and the resulting recombinant enzymes that were obtained were characterized. Consequently, using the N-methyltransferase assay with S-adenosyl[methyl-{sup 14}C]methionine, it was confirmed that these recombinant enzymes catalyzed the conversion of nicotinate to trigonelline, coffee trigonelline synthases (termed CTgS1 and CTgS2) were highly identical (over 95% identity) to each other. The sequence homology between the CTgSs and coffee CCS1 was 82%. The pH-dependent activity curve of CTgS1 and CTgS2 revealed optimum activity at pH 7.5. Nicotinate was the specific methyl acceptor for CTgSs, and no activity was detected with any other nicotinate derivatives, or

  17. La fertilización fosfórica del Coffea arabica L. en suelo Ferrítico Rojo oscuro. Parte II. Fertilización órgano-mineral

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    Ochoa, M; Rivera, R; Bustamante, C.; Maritza I. Rodríguez

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    El experimento se realizó durante el período de 1988- 1998 en la meseta de Pinares de Mayarí, a 650 m snm, sobre suelo Ferrítico Rojo oscuro, plantado con Coffea arabica L. var. "Isla 6-14" a una distancia de 2 x 1 m, bajo sombra de pinos (Pinus cubensisGriceb). Se estudiaron diferentes sistemas de fertilización fosfórica, que conllevaron a la aplicación inicial de 25 t.ha-1 de abono orgánico y 150 kg P2O5.ha-1, diferenciándose en el momento de reiniciar las aplicaciones anuales de fertiliza...

  18. Avaliação de fatores edafoclimáticos e do manejo na produção de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. no Oeste Paulista

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    M. A. M. Weill

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Atributos do clima, solo e manejo foram caracterizados em 10 lavouras comerciais de café, estabelecidas na região oeste do estado de São Paulo, nos municípios de Sagres, Pompéia, Iacri, Bastos, Herculândia, Marília, Vera Cruz, Garça e Gália. Os objetivos foram identificar os principais fatores limitantes à cultura e estabelecer um modelo multivariado simples para explicar as produções observadas entre 1984 e 1989. Foram analisados, por correlação simples, mais de 2.000 atributos em relação às produções finais. Os atributos que apresentaram significância a 5% de probalidade pelo teste t de Student foram combinados em sucessivas análises de regressão múltipla. Três equações, com quatorze, cinco e seis variáveis preditoras, foram selecionadas, com graus de explicação da produção observada da ordem de 77, 73 e 75%, respectivamente. Quatro variáveis foram comuns aos três modelos: produção do ano anterior, idade da lavoura, temperatura mínima absoluta média na época do abotoamento e florescimento e soma dos teores de silte e argila nos horizontes subsuperficiais. Outras variáveis selecionadas foram: precipitação na época do abotoamento e florescimento; precipitação na época da maturação e colheita; densidade do solo e água disponível junto à cova (camada de 20-40 cm; macroporosidade na rodagem de máquinas (camada de 0-20 cm; adubação nitrogenada; pH em água e fósforo, ambos na área adubada (camada de 20-40 cm; teor de cálcio trocável e relação Mg:K trocáveis, ambos na área adubada (camada de 0-20 cm. A análise dos dados de produção no período de seis anos mostrou que as lavouras encontravam-se em processo de depauperamento, com declínio da produtividade da ordem de 400 kg ha-1 ano-1. As áreas necessitavam de melhoria da calagem, fosfatagem em profundidade, restabelecimento dos níveis de magnésio no solo e adubação mineral equilibrada. Também ficou evidenciada a necessidade de ser evitada a instalação da lavoura em áreas de acúmulo de ar frio no inverno ou solos com acentuado gradiente textural.

  19. Patogenicidade de Meloidogyne exigua e M. incognita raça 1 a mudas de cafeeiros Pathogenicity of Meloidogyne exigua and M. incognita race 1 to coffee seedlings

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    Wallace Gonçalves

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar os danos causados por Meloidogyne exigua e M. incognita raça 1 a mudas de cafeeiros (Coffea spp. Coffea arabica cv. Mundo Novo (LCP 515-20 e de C. canephora cv. Robusta (C 2258. O ensaio foi desenvolvido em casa de vegetação, em vasos de um litro, contendo uma plântula cada um. Aos vinte dias após o transplante, as plântulas foram inoculadas separadamente com 0, 2.000, 4.000 e 8.000 ovos de cada nemat��ide. As populações dos parasitos nas raízes e alguns parâmetros de crescimento das plantas foram avaliados aos 150 dias da inoculação. Verificou-se que M. incognita raça 1 foi mais patogênica que M. exigua ao cultivar Mundo Novo. O cafeeiro C 2258 comportou-se como hospedeiro não eficiente (FR In order to evaluate the damage caused by Meloidogyne incognita race 1 and M. exigua to C. arabica cv. Mundo Novo and C. canephora cv. Robusta (C 2258 an experiment was established under greenhouse conditions, with 0, 2,000, 4,000, and 8,000 eggs as inicial inoculum, in a completely randomized design with one plant per plot. The plants were inoculated 20 days after transplanting and nematode population and some growth parameters were evaluated 150 days later. M. incognita race 1 showed to be more pathogenic to 'Mundo Novo' than M. exigua. The selection C 2258 was not an efficient host for M. incognita race 1, although reproduction occurred and significant reduction in the shoot dry weight of the inoculated plants was determined; M. exigua did not infect this cultivar.

  20. Incidência de ácaros em cafeeiro cv. Catuaí Amarelo Mite fauna on coffee plants cv. Catuaí Amarelo

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    Jeferson Luiz de Carvalho Mineiro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a diversidade de ácaros presentes em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L., no município de Atibaia, Estado de São Paulo. O estudo foi realizado em cafeeiro cultivar Catuaí Amarelo com aproximadamente 15 anos de idade. Foram demarcadas 60 plantas na cultura, das quais se coletaram folhas, ramos e frutos para a avaliação das espécies de ácaros existentes. Vinte e uma espécies de ácaros pertencentes a 14 famílias foram encontradas, sendo a maior diversidade observada nos ramos. As duas principais espécies fitófagas foram Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Tenuipalpidae e Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Tetranychidae. Dentre os predadores, os ácaros da família Phytoseiidae e Bdellidae foram os mais abundantes. Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma foi o predador mais abundante, tanto em folhas como em ramos. Bdella sp. (Bdellidae foi outra espécie muito abundante observada nos ramos.The objective of this work was to study the diversity of mites found on a coffee (Coffea arabica L. plantation located in Atibaia County, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The study was carried out on a near 15 year old plantation of 'Catuaí Amarelo'. From 60 marked coffee plants, leaves, branches and berries were collected to evaluate the species of mites present on the plants. Twenty one species of mites belonging to 14 families were found. The highest diversity was observed on branches. The most abundant phytophagous species were Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Tenuipalpidae and Oligonychus yothersi (McGregor (Tetranychidae. Among the predators, the mites of the families Phytoseiidae and Bdellidae were the most abundant. The phytoseiid Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark and Muma predominated on leaves as well as on branches. Bdella sp. (Bdellidae was also mostly present on branches.

  1. High coffee population density to improve fertility of an oxisol Densidade populacional de cafeeiros para melhorar a fertilidade de um latossolo

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    Marcos Antonio Pavan

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of coffee (Coffea arabica L. population densities on the chemical and microbiological properties of an Oxisol. The work was carried out on soil samples of 0-20 cm depth originated from an experimental site which had been used for coffee tree spacing studies during 15 years, in Paraná State, Brazil. Eight coffee tree populations were evaluated: 7143, 3571, 2381, 1786, 1429, 1190, 1020, and 893 trees/ha. Increasing plant population increased soil pH, exchangeable Ca, Mg, K, extractable P, organic carbon, moisture content and coffee root colonization by vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and decreased exchangeable Al and microbial biomass. Such results were attributed to better erosion control, improved plant residue management and nutrient cycling, and decreased leaching losses. Increasing coffee tree population per unit of area has shown to be an important reclamation recuperation strategy for improving fertility of the acid soils in Paraná, Brazil.O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar os efeitos de diferentes densidades de população de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. nas propriedades químicas, físicas e microbiológicas do solo. Amostras de um Latossolo foram coletadas na profundidade 0-20 cm em um experimento de campo onde estavam sendo avaliadas diferentes populações de cafeeiros. Os tratamentos foram 7.143, 3.571, 2.381, 1.786, 1.429, 1.190, 1.020 e 893 covas/ha. Os resultados demonstraram que o aumento da população de plantas por unidade de área aumentou o pH, o Ca, o Mg e o K trocáveis, o P disponível, o carbono orgânico, o teor de umidade e a colonização radicular por micorrizas, e diminuiu o Al trocável e a biomassa microbiana. Foram considerados como causas da melhoria da fertilidade do solo, sob cafeeiros adensados, o adequado controle da erosão, o correto manejo dos resíduos vegetais e a baixa lixiviação dos íons. O manejo da população de cafeeiros pode

  2. Observações citológicas em coffea: VIII- poliembrionia

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    Antônio J. T. Mendes

    1944-12-01

    Full Text Available Três fenômenos ligados ao desenvolvimento do embrião ocorrem no gênero Coffea : poliembrionia, sementes sem embrião e sacos embrionários duplos. Sementes com dois e três embriões foram encontradas em C. arabica, C. canephora, C. excelsa, C. liberica e um híbrido entre C. arabica e C. canephora. Em C. arabica var. bourbon verificou-se uma frequência de... 0,8% em 9.453 sementes examinadas. Sementes sem embrião foram encontradas, numa frequência de 1,2%, somente em C. arabica var. bourbon. Vários casos de formação de sacos embrionários duplos foram encontrados em C. arabica L., numa frequência de cerca de 2,27%.. A poliembrionia deve ser uma consequência dêste fenômeno. O exame citológíco feito em 72 plantas provenientes de sementes: poliembriônicas de C. arabica L., incluindo 3 trigêmeas, 48 gêmeas e 21 outras cujos pares não foram examinados, revelou que todas tinham o mesmo número de cromossômios (2n=44 que a planta-mãe. Em trabalho anterior havia sido revelada a ocorrência de plantas com 2n =22 na progênie de cafeeiros normalmente tetraplóides (2n = 44.. A presente investigação não conseguiu ligar o aparecimento de tais "di-haplóides" com a ocorrência da poliembrionia.Polyembryony, embryoless seeds and double embryo-sacs occur in the genus Coffea. Di- and tri-embryonate seeds have been met with in C. arabica, C. canephora. C. excelsa, C. liberica and a hybrid between C. arabica and C. canephora. In the variety bourbon the frequency, based on 9.453 seeds examined, was 0.8%. Embryoless seeds were seen in C. arabica var. bourbon, only; their frequency was 1.2%. Various cases of formation of double embryo-sacs were found in C. arabica L., with a frequency of 2,27%. Polyembryony here is probably a consequence of this phenomenon. A cytological examination of 72 seedlings raised from polyembryonic seeds or C. arabica L., including 3 triplets, 48 '.wins and 21 others whose mates were not examined, showed that all

  3. Caracterização da anatomia foliar de cafeeiros arábica em diferentes períodos sazonais

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    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2014v27n4p1 A seca é um dos fatores que limitam o desenvolvimento e a produtividade do cafeeiro. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a anatomia de folhas desenvolvidas nos períodos chuvoso e seco, em nove cafeeiros de Coffea arabica L., descritos anteriormente como tolerantes ou sensíveis a déficit hídrico, para identificar caracteres estruturais de tolerância à seca. Foram mensurados o tamanho e a densidade de estômatos e células epidérmicas, a espessura das epidermes e do mesofilo, o diâmetro do pecíolo e da nervura principal, a espessura do floema e xilema na nervura principal e no pecíolo e o diâmetro e a frequência de elementos de vasos do xilema. Diferenças observadas entre a estrutura foliar dos cafeeiros avaliados e as condições de desenvolvimento da folha (períodos chuvoso e seco indicaram que há uma plasticidade anatômica favorável em relação às condições de seca. Espessuras maiores do parênquima paliçádico e do limbo total e raios maiores do floema e xilema no pecíolo e na nervura principal foram considerados características estruturais favoráveis para suportar a escassez de água e estas poderiam ser utilizadas como critérios para selecionar cultivares tolerantes à seca. Foram considerados mais adaptados à seca os seguintes cafeeiros: Geisha, Semperflorens, BA10, IAC H 8105-7, IAC H 8421-2 e a cultivar Catuaí Vermelho IAC 81.

  4. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: V - Melhoramento por hibridação

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    C. A. Krug

    1952-06-01

    Full Text Available A hibridação como método de melhoramento do cafeeiro, oferece amplas possibilidades que ainda se acham pouco exploradas. Para o caso da espécie C. arabica, a hibridação entre suas variedades, além de fornecer dados seguros sôbre a constituição genética, permite também a verificação de ocorrência da heterose, o melhoramento sem mudança dos caracteres das variedades, ou sintetização de estruturas genéticas novas. Os cruzamentos interespecíficos poderão contribuir decisivamente para a solução do problema da melhoria da qualidade do produto e dar indicações a respeito das relações das várias espécies e da reação dos fatôres genéticos de uma espécie em ambientes genéticos diversos. Cêrca de 2500 híbridos se acham em estudo na Secção de Genética, envolvendo plantas da mesma variedade, plantas de variedades diferentes e cafeeiros pertencentes a espécies distintas. As diversas possibilidades dêsses cruzamentos no melhoramento do cafeeiro são indicadas, chamando-se especial atenção para os híbridos interespecíficos, principalmente aquêles que envolvem a espécie tetraplóide C. arabica e outras espécies diplóides, como C. canephora, C. Dewevrei e C. congensis. Êstes híbridos triplóides, após duplicação do número de cromosômios, poderão constituir fonte de novas formas de Coffea, permitindo a expansão do cultivo do café era São Paulo.Artificial hybridization in coffee breeding offers possibilities that are still unexplored. Inter-varietal hybridization has been used in Coffea arabica in order to get information about the genetic constitution of the varieties, and occurrence of heterosis, to breed without changing the morphological characters of the varieties and also to synthesize new genetic types of economic value. Inter-specific hybridization has been employed for improvement of cup quality and to furnish data about the relationship of various coffee species and the behaviour of known

  5. Acúmulo de nutrientes em frutos de cafeeiro em duas altitudes de cultivo: micronutrientes Nutrient accumulation in coffee fruits at two at two plantation altitudes: micronutrients

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    Bruno Galvêas Laviola

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Dado à importância de se conhecer a exportação de micronutrientes pelos frutos, bem como, as épocas em que são mais demandados pelo cafeeiro, estudou-se o acúmulo de B, Cu, Fe, Mn e Zn em frutos de Coffea arabica L da antese à maturação, em lavouras estabelecidas em duas altitudes. Estudou-se também a variação no teor desses elementos. Estudou-se o acúmulo de B, Cu, Fe, Mn e Zn em frutos de cafeeiro arábico da antese à maturação em duas altitudes, bem como a variação na concentração dos elementos em folhas dos ramos produtivos. O experimento foi constituído da variedade de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. Catuaí IAC 44 cultivada a 720 e 950 m de altitude, no município de Martins Soares-MG. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso, com três repetições, usando um esquema de parcela subdividida no tempo. O aumento da altitude influenciou o ciclo reprodutivo do cafeeiro, demandando maior tempo para formação dos frutos. O consumo de nutrientes pelos frutos, assim como o enchimento de grãos, foi mais crítico em condições de menor altitude, já que a planta necessitou completar esses processos em menor espaço de tempo. No estádio de expansão rápida, a percentagem de acúmulo de micronutrientes foi maior na altitude de 720 m, comparada à de 950 m. De modo geral, a altitude influenciou a variação das concentrações foliares de nutrientes, apesar de não se ter observado resposta-padrão da concentração foliar ao aumento da altitude. Conclui-se que a altitude teve influência na extensão do ciclo, bem como no acúmulo de micronutrientes em frutos e na variação, das concentrações foliares destes elementos em folhas de cafeeiro.In view of the importance of knowing fruit micronutrients export from the soil, and the season in which its coffee-plant demand is higher, the accumulation of B, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in fruits as well as the variation in the leaf content of the elements in productive branches of

  6. Long-term elevated air [CO2 ] strengthens photosynthetic functioning and mitigates the impact of supra-optimal temperatures in tropical Coffea arabica and C. canephora species.

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    Rodrigues, Weverton P; Martins, Madlles Q; Fortunato, Ana S; Rodrigues, Ana P; Semedo, José N; Simões-Costa, Maria C; Pais, Isabel P; Leitão, António E; Colwell, Filipe; Goulao, Luis; Máguas, Cristina; Maia, Rodrigo; Partelli, Fábio L; Campostrini, Eliemar; Scotti-Campos, Paula; Ribeiro-Barros, Ana I; Lidon, Fernando C; DaMatta, Fábio M; Ramalho, José C

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    The tropical coffee crop has been predicted to be threatened by future climate changes and global warming. However, the real biological effects of such changes remain unknown. Therefore, this work aims to link the physiological and biochemical responses of photosynthesis to elevated air [CO2 ] and temperature in cultivated genotypes of Coffea arabica L. (cv. Icatu and IPR108) and Coffea canephora cv. Conilon CL153. Plants were grown for ca. 10 months at 25/20°C (day/night) and 380 or 700 μl CO2 l(-1) and then subjected to temperature increase (0.5°C day(-1) ) to 42/34°C. Leaf impacts related to stomatal traits, gas exchanges, C isotope composition, fluorescence parameters, thylakoid electron transport and enzyme activities were assessed at 25/20, 31/25, 37/30 and 42/34°C. The results showed that (1) both species were remarkably heat tolerant up to 37/30°C, but at 42/34°C a threshold for irreversible nonstomatal deleterious effects was reached. Impairments were greater in C. arabica (especially in Icatu) and under normal [CO2 ]. Photosystems and thylakoid electron transport were shown to be quite heat tolerant, contrasting to the enzymes related to energy metabolism, including RuBisCO, which were the most sensitive components. (2) Significant stomatal trait modifications were promoted almost exclusively by temperature and were species dependent. Elevated [CO2 ], (3) strongly mitigated the impact of temperature on both species, particularly at 42/34°C, modifying the response to supra-optimal temperatures, (4) promoted higher water-use efficiency under moderately higher temperature (31/25°C) and (5) did not provoke photosynthetic downregulation. Instead, enhancements in [CO2 ] strengthened photosynthetic photochemical efficiency, energy use and biochemical functioning at all temperatures. Our novel findings demonstrate a relevant heat resilience of coffee species and that elevated [CO2 ] remarkably mitigated the impact of heat on coffee physiology, therefore

  7. Bioprospecting endophytic bacteria for biological control of coffee leaf rust Bioprospecção de bactérias endofíticas como agentes de biocontrole da ferrugem do cafeeiro

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    Humberto Franco Shiomi

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Suppression of plant diseases due to the action of endophytic microorganisms has been demonstrated in several pathosystems. Experiments under controlled conditions involving endophytic bacteria isolated from leaves and branches of Coffea arabica L and Coffea robusta L were conducted with the objective of evaluating the inhibition of germination of Hemileia vastatrix Berk. & Br., race II, urediniospores and the control of coffee leaf rust development in tests with leaf discs, detached leaves, and on potted seedling of cv. Mundo Novo. The endophytic bacterial isolates tested proved to be effective in inhibiting urediniospore germination and/or rust development, with values above 50%, although the results obtained in urediniospore germination tests were inferior to the treatment with fungicide propiconazole. Endophytic isolates TG4-Ia, TF2-IIc, TF9-Ia, TG11-IIa, and TF7-IIa, demonstrated better coffee leaf rust control in leaf discs, detached leaves, and coffee plant tests. The endophytic isolates TG4-Ia and TF9-Ia were identified as Bacillus lentimorbus Dutky and Bacillus cereus Frank. & Frank., respectively. Some endophytic bacterial isolates were effective in controlling the coffee leaf rust, although some increased the severity of the disease. Even though a relatively small number of endophytic bacteria were tested, promising results were obtained regarding the efficiency of coffee leaf rust biocontrol. These selected agents appears to be an alternative for future replacement of chemical fungicide.Supressão de doenças de plantas por microrganismos endofíticos tem sido demonstrada em diversos patossistemas. Neste trabalho foram selecionados isolados de bactérias endofíticas de folhas e ramos de cafeeiro com potencial para o controle biológico da ferrugem do cafeeiro, pois é conhecido que esses microrganismos podem possuir essa característica. Bactérias endofíticas isoladas previamente de folhas e ramos de Coffea arabica L e Coffea

  8. Avaliação das cultivares Mundo Novo, Bourbon Amarelo e Bourbon Vermelho de Coffea arabica L. em Campinas, SP Evaluation of the cultivars Mundo Novo, Bourbon Amarelo and Bourbon Vermelho of Coffea arabica L., in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Luiz Carlos Fazuoli

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de ampliar a diversidade genética da cultivar Mundo Novo, progênies S1 de 92 novas plantas matrizes, selecionadas em 1952, no município de Urupês (SP, foram estudadas em experimento instalado no Centro Experimental do Instituto Agronômico, em Campinas, utilizando-se como testemunhas 12 progênies S2 de Mundo Novo, seis de Bourbon Amarelo e sete de Bourbon Vermelho. O experimento foi delineado em blocos ao acaso com 21 repetições, parcelas de uma única cova e uma planta por cova, tendo sido realizadas colheitas consecutivas durante 33 anos. Foram mensuradas também as seguintes variáveis: índice de avaliação visual, precocidade de maturação dos frutos, porcentagem de sementes dos tipos chato, moca e concha e tamanho das sementes mediante determinação da peneira média. Diferenças significativas foram verificadas na produção dentro e entre grupos de Mundo Novo S1, Mundo Novo S2, Bourbon Amarelo e Bourbon Vermelho, sendo a média de produção das progênies S1, 6% superior à do grupo Mundo Novo S2. Foram observadas nas progênies de Mundo Novo S1 e S2, respectivamente, produtividade 39% e 30% superior à do Bourbon Amarelo e 112% e 99%, respectivamente, à do Bourbon Vermelho. Entre as 30 progênies mais produtivas, 4 pertencem à geração S2 e as restantes à geração S1 de Mundo Novo, indicando a eficiência da primeira seleção realizada em 1943. De modo geral, verificaram-se nas melhores progênies da cultivar Mundo Novo maturação média, sendo CP447, a mais precoce e CP502, a mais tardia. Apenas a progênie CP474 conseguiu peneira média superior às demais. Com o presente trabalho, concluiu-se que as progênies da cultivar Mundo Novo têm ótima capacidade produtiva, boa longevidade e excelente rusticidade. As novas seleções evidenciaram ainda mais o valor dessa cultivar, sendo uma das mais produtivas que se conhece em C. arabica.Coffea arabica L. cv. Mundo Novo is the most outstanding coffee

  9. Composição química de grãos crus de cultivares de Coffea arabica L. suscetíveis e resistentes à Hemileia vastatrix Berg et Br Chemical composition of raw grains of cultivars the Coffea arabica L. susceptible and resistant to Hemileia vastatrix Berg et Br

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    Luciana Maria Vieira Lopes Mendonça

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Com este trabalho, buscou-se caracterizar a composição química e físico-química dos grãos crus de 16 cultivares de café Coffea arabica L., com o intuito de avaliar novos materiais desenvolvidos com resistência à ferrugem (Hemileia vastatrix Berg. et Br. em comparação aos tradicionais. Desta forma, frutos provenientes do ensaio de melhoramento genético do MAPA/PROCAFÉ, localizado na Fazenda Experimental de Varginha em MG foram colhidos e transportados imediatamente para o Pólo de Tecnologia em Pós-Colheita do Café da UFLA, onde foram lavados, descascados e secados em terreiro de concreto. Após o beneficiamento, os grãos foram acondicionados em latas de alumínio e armazenados a 15ºC. Os frutos avaliados correspondiam às cultivares 'Acaiá', 'Acauã', 'Bourbon Amarelo', 'Canário', 'Catuaí Amarelo', 'Catuaí Vermelho', 'Catucaí Amarelo', 'Catucaí Vermelho', 'Icatu Amarelo', 'Icatu Vermelho' 'Mundo Novo', 'Palma', 'Rubi', 'Sabiá 398', 'Siriema' e 'Topázio', do ano safra 2002. Os grãos crus foram moídos em moinho de bola com nitrogênio líquido. As análises realizadas foram: açúcares totais, redutores e não-redutores, extrato etéreo, polifenóis e cafeína. Diferenças foram consideradas significativas e as cultivares apresentaram variações para os teores de todos os compostos avaliados, indicando haver uma influência do genótipo sobre esses constituintes.The aim of this article is characterizing the chemical and physical chemical composition of raw grains and analyzing new resistent material to rust (Hemilea vastatrix Berg. et Br. compared to the traditional ones. The fruits were originated from breeding experiments from MAPA/PROCAFÉ, localized in the experimental farm of Varginha , Minas Gerais state. They were harvested and taken to the Postharvest Technology Center of Universidade Federal de Lavras, where they were washed, peeled and dried in a concrete ground. After cleaning, the grains were packed in

  10. Modelo de gestión productiva para el cultivo de café (COFFEA ARABICA L.) en el sur de Ecuador

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    “Modelo de gestión productiva para el cultivo de café (coffea arabicca l.) en el sur de Ecuador” constituye una modelo piloto para el mejoramiento productivo del cultivo en una zona representativa del sur ecuatoriano (parroquia Vilcabamba), a través del cual se busca zonificar geográficamente las áreas adecuadas para su producción con referencia a diversos componentes que inciden sobre el establecimiento y manejo del cultivo (condiciones físico-químicas del suelo, variedad de café arábica, to...

  11. Clonagem de uma seqüência completa de cDNA e gene de Coffea arabica codificando uma proteína homóloga ao fator de tradução SUI1 de levedura: análise da expressão em órgãos da planta

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    Gaborit, Charlotte; Caillet, Victoria; Deshayes, Alain; Marraccini, Pierre

    2003-01-01

    A full-length cDNA (CaSUI1) was isolated from a Coffea arabica cDNA library from beans during maturation. Its putative translational product is highly homologous to the SUI1 protein of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which functions in concert with eIF2 and the initiator tRNA-Methionin in directing the ribosome to the proper start site of translation. The corresponding gene from coffee was also cloned and sequenced. Its organization is very similar to what observed for the same gene from rice (Oryza...

  12. Características agronômicas e morfológicas de cafeeiro 'Catuaí Vermelho' propagado por embriogênese somática

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    Carlos Henrique Siqueira de Carvalho

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar características agronômicas e morfológicas de plantas de Coffea arabica, cultivar Catuaí Vermelho IAC 44, propagadas por embriogênese somática. O experimento foi instalado em janeiro de 2005, em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com dez repetições. As plantas foram avaliadas mensalmente quanto ao desenvolvimento vegetativo, de junho de 2005 a janeiro de 2006, e as avaliações agronômicas foram realizadas dois anos e meio após o início do experimento. A produtividade de grãos foi avaliada durante as quatro primeiras colheitas. Cafeeiros provenientes de embriogênese somática apresentam desenvolvimento inicial mais rápido do que as plantas obtidas de sementes e, aos 30 meses após plantio no campo, têm diâmetro de copa superior ao de plantas de origem seminal. O desempenho agronômico de plantas de C. arabica produzidas por embriogênese somática é semelhante ao de plantas oriundas de sementes, e não há restrições agronômicas para a sua utilização.

  13. Produtividade do cafeeiro Mundo Novo enxertado e submetido à adubação verde antes e após recepa da lavoura Productivity of grafted coffee during intercropping with five leguminous species in the western region of São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Edison Martins Paulo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudaram-se a produção e o crescimento do cafeeiro Mundo Novo (Coffea arabica L. enxertado sobre o Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner submetido à adubação verde com as seguintes espécies leguminosas: crotalária espectábilis (Crotalaria spectabilis Roth., crotalária júncea (Crotalaria juncea L., guandu [Cajanus cajan (L. Millsp.], mucuna anã (Stizolobium deeringeanum Bort. e soja IAC 9 [Glycine max (L. Merril] e um tratamento testemunha sem plantas leguminosas. As leguminosas foram semeadas a 50 cm da projeção da copa dos cafeeiros e incorporadas no florescimento. O experimento foi desenvolvido no Pólo Regional de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico dos Agronegócios da Alta Paulista, em Adamantina, no período de 1989 a 1995. Adotou-se o delineamento estatístico de blocos ao acaso com seis tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os adubos verdes crotalária espectábilis, crotalária júncea, mucuna anã e soja, durante o período experimental, e a crotalária espectábilis após a recepa, não diminuíram a produção do cafeeiro. O guandu, embora tenha aumentado o teor de matéria orgânica do solo, foi a única leguminosa que diminuiu a produção e o diâmetro do caule dos cafeeiros. O guandu e a crotalária júncea, respectivamente, produziram as maiores quantidades de fitomassa seca. A produção do café se correlacionou inversamente com a fitomassa seca das leguminosas e positivamente com altura e diâmetro do caule do cafeeiro.Yield of arabica coffee (Coffea arabica of grafted onto robusta coffee (Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner Apoatã IAC 2258 was evaluated during six years of intercropping with five leguminous species: sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L., Crotalaria spectabilis Roth., dwarf velvet bean (Stizolobium deeringeanum Bort., soybean Glycine max (L. Merryl] and pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L. Millsp.] in the Western region of São Paulo State, Brazil, from 1989 to 1995. Leguminous species were sown 50 cm

  14. Efeito de dias longos no crescimento e florescimento de cultivares de café Effect of long days on growth and flowering of Coffea arabica cultivars

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    L. C. Monaco

    1978-01-01

    Full Text Available Informações iniciais indicavam que o cafeeiro arábica comportava-se como planta de dias curtos. Crescimento vegetativo mais intenso e inibição de florescimento são a conseqüência de exposição a dias longos, superiores a 14 horas. Dados recentes demonstram que essa reação não é tão clara. No presente estudo são apresentados dados relativos a ensaios realizados visando estabelecer a reação de plantas dos cultivares mundo novo, catuaí-amarelo, burbom-vermelho, geisha e semperflorens a fotoperíodos de 12 e 18 horas. Os resultados indicaram que 18 horas de luz induzem crescimento mais intenso na altura e número de internódios. O florescimento não foi afetado pelo comprimento do dia, embora os cultivares tenham reagido com diferentes intensidades. É sugerido que o cafeeiro, uma vez induzido, independe de novos períodos de indução. O efeito parece permanecer por longo tempo. A idade dos tecidos parece ser elemento determinante na capacidade de indução e diferenciação das gemas florais.The initial reports indicated that coffee is a short day plant. Data later reported, however, revealed that coffee may flower under long day photoperiod. The present study was carried out in order to evaluate the effect of day length on plants of Mundo Novo, Catuaí Amarelo, Burbom Vermelho, Semperflorens and Geisha cultivars grown under photoperiod of 12 and 18 hours. Vegetative growth was intensified by 18 hours of light. Flowering occurred more intensely in long day treatment. The data available indicate that induced coffee plants may keep the flowering capacity independently of day length. It is suggested that the age of the coffee branch tissues play an important rôle to the flowering process.

  15. AFLP analysis among Ethiopian arabica coffee genotypes ...

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    African Journal of Biotechnology ... The genetic relationship of 28 Coffea arabica genotypes from Ethiopia was assessed using 10 Amplified ... All genotypes were independently distinguished and did not cluster according to collection region, demonstrating the presence of coffee genetic resource diversity within each region ...

  16. Synthèse des résultats de recherche sur l'agronomie du caféier arabica (Coffea arabica L. au Rwanda au 31 mars 1994

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    Rutunga, V.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Synthesis of Results on Coffee Agronomy Research in Rwanda on 31 March 1994. Arabica coffee plays an important role in the macro-economic performance of Rwanda. As a result, Agricultural Research Institutes have done research on coffee agronomy, aimed at improving coffee productivite The ecological conditions for coffee in Rwanda are characterized by inadequate rainfall and high light intensity. Soil parental material and chemical properties are variable amongst different small holders coffee producers. The available results indicate that spacing in coffee planting of 2 m x 2 m or 2, 5 m x 1, 5 m are convenient. Higher density with "multicaule"planting provided better production with some varieties. Pruning regime has been established but should still be correctly followed. Mulching is the best cultural technique to improve production. It improves soil physical and chemical properties and water storage. It can also improve minerai fertilizer use efficiency. The mulching materials are variable but not enough for ail coffee plantations. Mulch is applied late (July, August in Rwanda. Living cover with different species including legumes cannot replace efficiently the mulch, although the cover of Desmodium sp. and other few species can offer some advantages. Shade trees in coffee plantations have not been successful. N fertilizer followed by K improved coffee production. The effect of P was not clear while Mg deficiency was observed in some plantations. The formula of N.P.K. and N.P.K. Mg. were recommended but their rates should vary according to the sites. Finally, a beneficial effect was observed in using rotted coffee rinds compost.

  17. Genética de Coffea: XII - Hereditariedade da côr amarela da semente

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    A. Carvalho

    1949-01-01

    Full Text Available The known species of Coffea can be grouped into two categories according to the color of their endosperm which is either green or yellow. The commercially cultivated varieties of Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner are well known for the green color of their seed while the less known varieties of Coffea liberica Hiern and Coffea Dewevrei De Wild, et Th. Dur. have yellow Feed. In 1935, however, a yellow seeded type of C. arabica, was found in Brazil and has been described as Coffea arabica L. var. cera K.M.C. ; it is believed to have originated by mutation from Coffea arabica L. var. typica Cramer. In this paper the authors present the results of a genetic study of the yellow seeded mutant known as "cera". It has been found that in C. arabica, yellow endosperm is controlled by one pair of recessive factors cece. Hybrid seeds containing a Cece embryo were green (xenia, their endosperm being either Cecece or CeCece. Cera is a tetraploid variety and when it was crossed with diploid Coffea species having yellow endosperm, it was found to produce only yellow hybrid seeds. The cera, which is a yellow seeded mutant has been useful not only for definitely showing that the bulk of the coffee seed is true endosperm, but it has also proved useful is study of the biology of the coffee flower.

  18. Avaliação da suscetibilidade à Xylella fastidiosa em diferentes espécies de cafeeiro Susceptibity valuation to Xylella fastidiosa in different coffee species

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    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. foi detectada pela primeira vez em cafeeiro no Brasil, em 1995, entretanto acredita-se que a cultura foi infectada por essa bactéria há muitos anos, embora os sintomas fossem atribuídos a um estresse nutricional. Até o momento têm sido realizados estudos principalmente com espécies de C. arabica e C. canephora, porém, em outras espécies do gênero, somente foi detectada sua presença. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a proporção de elementos de vaso do xilema obstruídos, total e parcialmente, pela X. fastidiosa, naturalmente infectadas, em diferentes espécies de cafeeiro do Banco de Germoplasma do IAC, visando identificar material resistente a essa bactéria para ser utilizado no programa de melhoramento genético. Os acessos estudados foram: C. canephora (progenitora da 'Guarini', C. liberica var. liberica, os quatro acessos de C. liberica var. dewevrei (Ugandae, Dibowskii, Abeokutae, Excelsa e o híbrido interespecífico Piatã (C. arabica X C. liberica var. dewevrei. Todos eles mostraram-se menos suscetíveis à X. fastidiosa. A porcentagem de obstrução dos elementos de vasos na folha não foi maior que 0,6% na maioria dos acessos, com exceção de Excelsa e do híbrido Piatã com até 2% de obstrução, sendo bem menos suscetíveis a essa bactéria do que as cultivares de C. arabica. Trata-se, portanto, de materiais genéticos importantes para serem utilizados no programa de melhoramento do cafeeiro visando à resistência ao agente dessa doença.Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. bacteria was firstly detected in coffee plants in Brazil in 1995. However it is believed to be attacking this crop this time. Disease symptoms have been attributed mostly to nutritional unbalances. Up to date studies have comprised only the species C. arabica and C. canephora. However X. fastidiosa was also detected in other Coffea species, but without disease symptoms. Aiming to identify in the IAC

  19. Direct somatic embryogenesis in Coffea canephora.

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    Quiroz-Figueroa, Francisco; Monforte-González, Miriam; Galaz-Avalos, Rosa M; Loyola-Vargas, Victor M

    2006-01-01

    Somatic embryogenesis (SE) provides a useful model to study embryo development in plants. In contrast to zygotic embryogenesis, SE can easily be observed, the culture conditions can be controlled, and large quantities of embryos can be easily obtained. In Coffea spp several model systems have been reported for in vitro SE induction. SE for coffee was first reported in Coffea canephora. Several systems have been developed since then, including SE from callus cultures derived from leaf explants; a two-phase experimental protocol for SE from leaves of Coffea arabica; and from leaf explants of Arabusta or C. arabica using a medium with cytokinins. Here we report a protocol using young leaves from in vitro seedling pre-conditioned with growth regulators. This is a simplified method to obtain a faster and more efficient protocol to produce direct somatic embryos in C. canephora.

  20. Ensaio de desbaste dos ramos inferiores do cafeeiro

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    J. E. Teixeira Mendes

    1946-12-01

    Full Text Available A cultura do cafeeiro no Estado de São Paulo é feita plantando-se diversas mudas em uma mesma cova. Porisso, não se pode adotar nenhum tipo regular de poda, como se faz nos outros paises cafeicultores. Há algumas práticas que se executam com a finalidade de se manter o que se convencionou chamar de pé de café em condições de produzir satisfatòriamente. Um dêsses usos, aceito por uns e combatido por outros, é o que consiste na retirada dos ramos primários inferiores e sua ramificação, diminuindo-se assim a "saia" dos cafeeiros. O ensaio em exame teve por fim determinar se há ou não vantagem em se fazer a eliminação dêsses ramos. Foi plantado em 1932, na Estação Experimental Central de Campinas. A variedade empregada foi o Café Nacional, isto é, C. arabica L var. typica Cramer. Duas foram as séries examinadas : a desbastada ; b não desbastada. Cada série se compunha de 5 repetições de 25 cafeeiros cada uma. A série desbastada foi regular e anualmente limpa de ramos primários, desde o ano seguinte ao da plantação (1933, mantendo-se os cafeeiros livres de ramos até a uma altura de mais ou menos 50 cm do solo. Os ramos ladrões, quando deixados, também eram submetidos a poda idêntica. As adubações e tratos culturais foram idênticos para ambas as séries. As colheitas foram iniciadas em 1935. Neste trabalho são examinadas as produções de 10 anos, relativos ao período 1935-1944. A produção foi quase que em todos os anos maior na série não desbastada. Apenas no ano de 1944 a colheita da série desbastada foi superior à da não desbastada. Houve diferença significativa (P = 1% para a produção das parcelas não desbastadas, no total dos dez anos. A maturação foi um pouco apressada nas séries desbastadas. Não houve, até ao presente, efeito do desbaste sobre o tamanho das sementes produzidas. Podemos, portanto, considerar como de efeito contraproducente a prática do desbaste dos ramos inferiores do-cafeeiro

  1. Avaliação da superfície relativa do sistema radicular de cafeeiros Root surface area of coffee plants by the titration method

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    Luis Carlos da Silva Ramos

    1980-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a superfície relativa do sistema radicular de cafeeiros dos cultivares Catuaí e Arábica de Coffea arabica, do 'Guarini' de C. canephora e do 'Icatu', descendente de hibridações entre essas espécies, pelo método titulométrico ligeiramente modificado. Outras medidas foram tomadas para a caracterização dos cultivares: peso seco e comprimento das raízes e da parte aérea e diâmetro do caule. O cultivar Guarini, além de apresentar maior superfície relativa, tem, também, maior peso seco de raízes, da parte aérea, maior diâmetro do caule e maior comprimento da parte aérea. Observaram-se altas correlações entre os dados da superfície relativa, peso seco das raízes e peso da parte aérea. Sugere-se que o método da titulação seja aplicável em investigações sobre o estudo do sistema radicular em geral.The root surface areas of 10 months old coffee plants (Coffea arabica L. cvs. Arabica and Catuaí, C. canephora Pierre cv. Guarini, and C. arabica x C. canephora cv. Icatu were evaluated by an adaptation of the WILD & VOIGHT (8 titration method. The root and shoot dry weight, stem diameter, shoot and root lengths were also measured. The plants were assigned in a randomized complete-block design with 5 blocks and 4 replications per plot. They were grown in polyethylene bags in a coffee nursery under 50% sun light. A greater root surface area, dry weight, stem diameter and shoot length was found in the cultivars Guarini. A high correlation between root surface area and root and shoot dry weights was observed for all studied coffee cultivars. The use of the titration method is suggested for measuring effects of physical, chemical and biological agents on root systems of coffee plants as well as other species.

  2. High genetic and epigenetic stability in Coffea arabica plants derived from embryogenic suspensions and secondary embryogenesis as revealed by AFLP, MSAP and the phenotypic variation rate.

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    Roberto Bobadilla Landey

    Full Text Available Embryogenic suspensions that involve extensive cell division are risky in respect to genome and epigenome instability. Elevated frequencies of somaclonal variation in embryogenic suspension-derived plants were reported in many species, including coffee. This problem could be overcome by using culture conditions that allow moderate cell proliferation. In view of true-to-type large-scale propagation of C. arabica hybrids, suspension protocols based on low 2,4-D concentrations and short proliferation periods were developed. As mechanisms leading to somaclonal variation are often complex, the phenotypic, genetic and epigenetic changes were jointly assessed so as to accurately evaluate the conformity of suspension-derived plants. The effects of embryogenic suspensions and secondary embryogenesis, used as proliferation systems, on the genetic conformity of somatic embryogenesis-derived plants (emblings were assessed in two hybrids. When applied over a 6 month period, both systems ensured very low somaclonal variation rates, as observed through massive phenotypic observations in field plots (0.74% from 200,000 plant. Molecular AFLP and MSAP analyses performed on 145 three year-old emblings showed that polymorphism between mother plants and emblings was extremely low, i.e. ranges of 0-0.003% and 0.07-0.18% respectively, with no significant difference between the proliferation systems for the two hybrids. No embling was found to cumulate more than three methylation polymorphisms. No relation was established between the variant phenotype (27 variants studied and a particular MSAP pattern. Chromosome counting showed that 7 of the 11 variant emblings analyzed were characterized by the loss of 1-3 chromosomes. This work showed that both embryogenic suspensions and secondary embryogenesis are reliable for true-to-type propagation of elite material. Molecular analyses revealed that genetic and epigenetic alterations are particularly limited during coffee

  3. Source-sink manipulations in Coffea arabica L. and its effect on growth of shoots and root system Manipulação da relação fonte-dreno em Coffea arabica L. e seu efeito no crescimento da parte aérea e do sistema radicular

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    José Donizeti Alves

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigated changes in growth and carbohydrate content of shoots and root systems in response to source-sink manipulation in field-grown coffee trees. The source-sink manipulations were carried out using manual de-fruiting. Two plots of trees were established: in one group, the fruit was left on the tree, while in the second group all fruits were removed manually. Similar results were obtained for coffee trees with and without fruit in terms of height, stem and skirt diameter and branch lengths. A biochemical evaluation of the roots showed that no differences were found between the levels of carbohydrates. In the leaves, levels of soluble sugars and reducing sugars were higher in plants with fruit. The starch concentration in leaves and roots did not vary between the plots. Root length density did not vary between plants with and without fruit in the 0 - 0.4 m soil layer. However, plants without fruit had a higher root length density than plants with a full fruit load. These results contrast with results published by others on source-sink relationships of coffee plants. The joint data analysis shows that young trees, with a moderate fruit load, and with good nutritional and health status, produce carbohydrates in sufficient quantities to maintain vegetative and reproductive growth, without harming root system growth.Foram investigadas as alterações no crescimento e nos teores de carboidratos da parte aérea e sistema radicular em resposta à manipulação fonte-dreno em cafeeiros cultivados em condições de campo. Essas manipulações foram realizadas mediante desfrutificação manual. Dois grupos de plantas foram estabelecidos: em um grupo, a produção de frutos foi mantida, enquanto no segundo grupo, todos os frutos foram retirados manualmente. Cafeeiros, com e sem frutos apresentaram resultados semelhantes em termos de altura, diâmetro do caule e saia e comprimentos de ramos. Nas avaliações bioquímicas nas raízes n

  4. Desenvolvimento de Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813 (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae em cafeeiros = Development of Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813 (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae in coffee trees

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    Lenira Viana Costa Santa-Cecília

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A cochonilha Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813 suga a seiva dos botões florais e frutos do cafeeiro, atacando as rosetas desde a floração até a colheita. Embora seja relatada há alguns anos na cafeicultura, são escassas as informações sobre o desenvolvimento dessacochonilha em cafeeiros. Assim, o presente trabalho teve por objetivos avaliar alguns aspectos biológicos da fase ninfal de P. citri em plantas de café. Ovos dessa cochonilha foram retirados de uma criação em laboratório, isolados em placas de Petri contendo discos foliares de Coffea arabica L., das cultivares Acaiá Cerrado, Mundo Novo e Catuaí Vermelho e de C. canephora Pierre & Froenher, cultivar Apoatã. As placas foram mantidas em câmara climatizada a 25 ± 1°C, 70 ± 10% de umidade relativa e 12h de fotofase. Constatou-se que a cultivar Catuaí Vermelho foi a que proporcionou maior duração do período ninfal das fêmeas, porém, não foram constatadas diferenças na mortalidade. Essa cochonilha se desenvolveu satisfatoriamente em todas as cultivares de café estudadas e os resultados não mostraram diferenças claras de susceptibilidade.The citrus mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813 feeds mainly on flowers and fruits of coffee plants from blooming until harvest. Little is known about its development in coffee although its occurrence is already known for several years. This work aims to study the nymph development of this mealybug in coffee plants.Eggs were isolated from a stock culture kept in laboratory and placed inside Petri dishes containing leaf sections in agar. The tested cultivars were Acaia Cerrado, Mundo Novo, Catuai Vermelho (Coffea arabica and Apoatã (C. canephora. Insects were kept in a climatizedchamber at 25ºC, 70 ± 10% humidity and 12-hour photophase. The longest development period in females was obtained in cultivar Catuai Vermelho. No differences in mortality were found among cultivars. Mealybugs developed in all cultivars and the results

  5. Transferência de fatores genéticos de resistência a Hemileia vastatrix para o cultivar mundo novo Transference of the genes SH2 and SH3 for resistance to Hemileia vastatrix to the mundo novo cultivar of C. arabica

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    A. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Cafeeiros portadores dos fatores genéticos SH2 ou SH2 e SH3, simultaneamente, que conferem resistência a várias raças de Hemileia vastatrix, foram cruzados com plantas selecionadas do cultivar mundo novo de Coffea arabica a fim de se obter, em F2, recombinações com resistência a esse patógeno e elevada produtividade. Analisaram-se 14 populações F2 segregando apenas para o fator SH2, oito para os fatores SH2 e HS3, e três populações que dão, em sua descendência, plantas do grupo A, resistentes a todas as raças do patógeno até agora conhecidas. De 22.356 cafeeiros originalmente plantados em ensaio, a duas mudas por cova, em parcelas casualizadas, fez-se uma primeira seleção deixando apenas um cafeeiro por cova, reduzindo-se para 11.178 as plantas em estudo. Com base no aspecto vegetativo, na produtividade, na ausência de defeitos nos frutos e na reação de resistência ao agente causal da ferrugem, realizaram-se sucessivas seleções escolhendo-se finalmente, apenas 100 cafeeiros do tipo mundo novo e resistentes a H. vastatrix para derivação das populações F2 e prosseguimento da seleção.Coffee trees homozygous for the alleles SH2 or SH2 and SH3 which confer resistance to several physiological races of Hemileia vastatrix, were crossed to selected plants of Mundo Novo cultivar of Coffea arabica and the F2 generations were studied aiming to develop new high yielding and resistant coffee recombinations. A complete randomized field trial was stablished including 14 F2 populations segregating for SH2, eight populations segregating for SH2 and SH3 genes, and three populations segregating for plants of the A group of reaction to the H. vastatrix attack. A total of 22,356 F2 plants were analysed. Based on the plant vigor, yield capacity, percentage of normal developed seeds and resistance reaction to H. vastatrix, three successive series of selection were undertaken leaving only 100 coffee trees for development of F3 populations

  6. Modelagem matemática e determinação das propriedades termodinâmicas do café (Coffea arabica L. durante o processo de secagem

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    Paulo Cesar Corrêa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A secagem de produtos agrícolas é largamente utilizada no mundo para o controle e a manutenção da qualidade dos produtos agrícolas. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi modelar o processo de secagem e obter os parâmetros termodinâmicos de frutos de café (Coffea Arabica L., cultivar Catuaí Amarelo, para três diferentes condições de temperatura e umidade relativa (35 ºC e 32,1%; 45 ºC e 15,7%; e 55 ºC e 10,2%. Foram utilizados frutos de café colhidos manualmente com teor inicial de água de 1,25 (b.s. e submetidos à secagem até atingirem o teor médio de 0,13 (b.s. Seis modelos matemáticos usualmente utilizados para a representação do processo de secagem de produtos agrícolas foram ajustados aos dados experimentais. A segunda lei de Fick foi utilizada para obter os coeficientes de difusão dos frutos de café por meio da cinética da secagem. A energia de ativação para a secagem dos frutos de café, bem como a entropia, entalpia e energia livre de Gibbs, foram obtidas. O modelo de Midili modificado foi o que melhor representou o fenômeno de secagem de frutos de café. Os valores do coeficiente de difusão obtidos foram 2,99 x 10-11, 2,39 x 10-11 e 5,98 x 10-11 m² s-1 para as temperaturas de 35, 45 e 55 ºC, respectivamente. A entalpia diminuiu com o aumento da temperatura do ar de secagem, bem como a entropia. A energia livre de Gibbs aumentou com o aumento da temperatura.

  7. Análisis financiero del cultivo de café orgánico (Coffea arabica) para 25 hectáreas en los municipios de Huehuetla, Hueytlalpan, Ixtepec, Caxhuacan, Olintla, Zapotitlán de Méndez y Zongozotla Puebla

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    Cano Pérez, Gerardo

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    Este trabajo trata de la elaboración y evaluación financiera del proyecto del cultivo de café orgánico (Coffea arabica), en 100 módulos de .25 has repartidos en los municipios de Huehuetla, Hueytlalpan, Ixtepec, Caxhuacan, Olintla, Zongozotla y Zapotitlán de Méndez Puebla. Surge como una necesidad para beneficiar a las comunidades rurales en los municipios más marginados y menor IDH del país, fomentando la producción de café orgánico con la variedad Costa Rica 95. La producción de café e...

  8. Alterações fisiológicas e bioquímicas durante a germinação de sementes de café (coffea arabica L.) cv. Rubi

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    Resende, Maria de Lourdes

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    A propagação do cafeeiro é realizada por meio de mudas provenientes de sementes, porém a germinação das sementes é lenta e desuniforme. Objetivou-se, com esta pesquisa estudar os aspectos da fisiologia da germinação das sementes de cafeeiro da cultivar Rubi. Foram avaliados os efeitos da luz, giberelina e do paclobutrazol (bloqueador de giberelina) sobre a germinação de sementes. Sementes submetidas aos diferentes tratamentos envolvendo luz, giberelina e paclobutrazol foram submetidas à análi...

  9. Embriogênese somática direta em explantes foliares de Coffea arabica L. cv. acaiá cerrado: efeito de cinetina e ácido giberélico Direct somatic embryogenesis in Coffea arabica L. cv. Acaiá Cerrado: kinetin and giberelic acid effects

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    Alba Regina Pereira

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar o efeito da cinetina, GA3 e ANA na indução in vitro de embriões somáticos de cafeeiro pela via direta. Segmentos foliares retirados de plântulas cultivadas in vitro foram inoculados em meio de cultura 'MS' com 50% dos sais contendo as seguintes combinações de cinetina (0; 1; 2; 4 e 8 mg L-1 e GA3 (0; 2,5; 5; 10 e 20 mg L-1. Os meios de cultura utilizados tiveram pH ajustado para 5,8 ± 1 antes de serem autoclavados. O experimento foi mantido em sala de crescimento a 25 ± 1ºC. Avaliou-se número total de embriões somáticos, o número de embriões cotiledonares, o número de embriões torpedo e a média dos comprimentos dos embriões. A ação combinada entre cinetina, GA3 e ANA estimulou a indução de embriões somáticos pela via direta. O maior comprimento de embriões foi observado quando se utilizou 8 mg L-1 de cinetina e 8,0 mg L-1 de ANA ou 17 mg L-1 de GA3 e 8,0 mg L-1 de ANA isoladamente.It was aimed to study kinetin, GA3 and ANA effects in the in vitro induction of direct somatics embryos. Leaf segments withdrawn from plantlets in vitro were inoculated in 'MS'50% containing the following combination of kinetin (0; 1; 2; 4 and 8 mg L-1 and GA3 (0; 2,5; 5; 10 and 20 mg L-1. The culture media utilized had their pH adjusted to 5,8 ± 1 before being autoclaved. The experiment was carried out growth room at 25 ± 1ºC. Total number of embryos, number of embryos cotiledonar, number of embryos of torped and length of embryo were evaluated. The combination between kinetin and GA3 promoved induction of embryos. The use of kinetin 8 mg L-1 and GA3 17 mg L-1 not associate in medium with 8,0mg L-1 of ANA, promoter higher rates in vitro.

  10. Association of Arabica coffee quality attributes with selected soil ...

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    Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) bean quality attributes differ based on the origin of the produce. Several agro-ecological conditions influence coffee bean quality attributes. Soil chemical properties may be some of the factors affecting the quality attributes. However, no study has so far been conducted to elucidate the association ...

  11. Development of microsatellite markers for identifying Brazilian coffee arabica varieties

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    Vieira, E.S.N.; Pinho, Von E.V.R.; Carvalho, M.G.G.; Esselink, G.; Vosman, B.

    2010-01-01

    Microsatellite markers, also known as SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats), have proved to be excellent tools for identifying variety and determining genetic relationships. A set of 127 SSR markers was used to analyze genetic similarity in twenty five Coffea arabica varieties. These were composed of

  12. FISH using a gag-like fragment probe reveals a common Ty3-gypsy-like retrotransposon in genome of Coffea species.

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    Yuyama, Priscila Mary; Pereira, Luiz Filipe Protasio; dos Santos, Tiago Benedito; Sera, Tumoru; Vilas-Boas, Laurival Antonio; Lopes, Fabrício Ramon; Carareto, Claudia Marcia Aparecida; Vanzela, André Luís Laforga

    2012-12-01

    The genus Coffea possesses about 100 species, and the most economically important are Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica. The latter is predominantly self-compatible with 2n = 4x = 44, while the others of the genus are diploid with 2n = 2x = 22 and mostly self-incompatible. Studies using molecular markers have been useful to detect differences between genomes in Coffea; however, molecular and cytogenetic studies have produced only limited information on the karyotypes organization. We used DOP-PCR to isolate repetitive elements from genome of Coffea arabica var. typica. The pCa06 clone, containing a fragment of 775 bp length, was characterized by sequencing and used as a probe in chromosomes of C. arabica and six other species: C. canephora, Coffea eugenioides, Coffea kapakata, Coffea liberica var. dewevrei, Coffea racemosa, and Coffea stenophylla. This insert shows similarities with a gag protein of the Ty3-gypsy-like super-family. Dot blot and FISH analyses demonstrated that pCa06 is differentially accumulated between species and chromosomes. Signals appeared scattered and clustered on the chromosomes and were also associated with heterochromatic regions. While the literature shows that there is a high karyotype similarity between Coffea species, our results point out differences in the accumulation and dispersion of this Ty3-gypsy-like retrotransposon during karyotype differentiation of Coffea.

  13. Análise de compostos bioativos, grupos ácidos e da atividade antioxidante do café arábica (Coffea arabica do cerrado e de seus grãos defeituosos (PVA submetidos a diferentes torras Bioactive compounds, acids groups and antioxidant activity analysis of arabic coffee (Coffea arabica and its defective beans from the Brazilian savannah submitted to different roasting degrees

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    Sérgio Antônio Lemos de Morais

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho estudou os compostos bioativos (ácidos clorogênicos, trigonelina, cafeína, fenóis totais e proantocianidinas, grupos hidroxila ácidos e atividade antioxidante de um café arábica proveniente do Cerrado Mineiro e de seu PVA (grãos pretos, verdes e ardidos. As amostras foram preparadas nas torras clara (180 ± 10 °C; 6,0 ± 1,0 minutos, média (180 ± 10 °C; 8,0 ± 1,0 minutos e escura (180 ± 10 °C; 10,0 ± 1,0 minutos. Considerando-se a média das três torras do café e do PVA, a diferença observada no teor de todos os constituintes acima não foi significativa (p > 0,05, exceto com o teor de grupos hidroxila ácidos que foi ligeiramente superior no PVA e cafeína calculada pelo método semiquantitativo que foi superior no café. Portanto, dentre esses constituintes, os compostos com grupos ácidos seriam os únicos que poderiam contribuir para explicar a grande diferença de sabor existente entre o café de grãos sadios e o de PVA. Tanto o café como o PVA apresentaram atividade seqüestradora do radical DPPH. nas três torras, sendo a atividade do café sempre superior. Analisando-se as variações dos teores de cafeína, fenóis totais, proantocianidinas, grupos hidroxila ácidos, trigonelina e ácidos clorogênicos, não foi possível explicar a atividade antioxidante superior apresentada pelo café da torra média (CE50 de 2,3 mg.mg-1 de DPPH..This work reports the results of the investigation of bioactive compounds (chlorogenic acids, trigonelline, caffeine, total phenolics, and proanthocyanidins, total acid groups, and the antioxidant activity of the Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica from the Brazilian cerrado (vast tropical savannah (Minas Gerais state and its defective beans (Black, green, and sour beans. The samples were prepared using three roasting degrees: light (180 ± 10 °C; 6,0 ± 1,0 minutes, medium (180 ± 10 °C; 8,0 ± 1,0 minutos, and dark (180 ± 10 °C; 10,0 ± 1,0 minutes. Considering the

  14. Crescimento vegetativo de cultivares de café (Coffea arabica L. e sua correlação com a produção em espaçamentos adensados = Vegetative growth of the coffee plant (Coffea arabica L. and its correlation with the production in narrower spacing

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    Herminia Emilia Prieto Martinez

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available No adensamento de plantio, ocorrem alterações fisiológicas no comportamento das plantas. Com o objetivo de compreender tais alterações, avaliaram-se os caracteres morfo-vegetativos das cultivares IAC 44, IAC 99, MG 1192, Katipó, MG 6851 e UFV 3880nos espaçamentos de plantio 1,0; 1,5; 2,0 e 2,5 m entre linhas, e 0,75 m entre as plantas. O experimento foi realizado em esquema fatorial 4 (espaçamentos x 6 (cultivares de café com 6 repetições, em delineamento de blocos ao acaso. Aos 20 e 33 meses, avaliaram-se altura de planta, diâmetro máximo da copa, diâmetro do caule, número de ramos plagiotrópicos, índice de área foliar e produção por planta nas duas primeiras colheitas. Obtiveram-se correlações desses caracteres com as produções através da análise de trilha. Aos 20 meses, as características vegetativas da planta não foram influenciadas pelos espaçamentos, enquanto aos 33 meses observou-se aumento da altura de planta com a redução do espaçamento. Concluiu-se que as características vegetativas do cafeeiro explicaram de maneira satisfatória a variação na produtividade.In density plantings, morphological and physiological changes occur in coffee plants. Aiming at understanding such changes, morpho-vegetative characters of the cultivars IAC 44, IAC 99, MG 1192,Katipó, MG 6851 and UFV 3880 were evaluated at different spacings between the rows (1.0; 1.5; 2.0 and 2.5 m and at a 0.75 m spacing between the plants. The plots consisted of 4 rows of 4.50 m length. The experiment was carried out in a factorial 4 (spacings betweenrows x 6 (cultivars with 6 replications in a randomized block design. After 20 and 33 months of planting, the following aspects were evaluated: plant height, cup maximum diameter, stem diameter, plagiotropic branches number, leaf area index and plant yield. Thedata were submitted to correlation tests among vegetative characters and production by means of trail analysis. After 20 months, the

  15. Análise comparativa das características da serrapilheira e do solo em cafezais (Coffea arabica L. cultivados em sistema agroflorestal e em monocultura, na Zona da Mata MG Comparative analysis of litter and soil characteristics under coffee (Coffea arabica L. crop in agroforestry and monoculture systems

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    Mônica Matoso Campanha

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available O aporte de serrapilheira em sistemas agroflorestais pode melhorar as características químicas e físicas do solo, diminuir a erosão e permitir a manutenção da umidade no solo por mais tempo. Isso faz dele um sistema alternativo de produção de café em regiões com solos propensos à degradação. Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar uma análise comparativa da quantidade e teor de nutrientes da serrapilheira e das características de fertilidade e do teor de umidade dos solos, em cafeeiros cultivados sob sistemas agroflorestal e solteiro. A pesquisa foi realizada na Zona da Mata mineira, durante o período compreendido entre janeiro de 1999 e maio de 2000. O sistema agroflorestal contribuiu com 6,1 Mg ha-1 ano-1 de matéria seca de serrapilheira, no entanto o solteiro aportou 4,5 Mg ha-1 ano-1, ressaltando-se que esta última apresentou teor mais elevado de macronutrientes. O solo do sistema agroflorestal exibiu maior teor de umidade de 20-40 cm, maior capacidade de troca de cátions e soma de bases trocáveis, maior teor de K, Ca, Mg, Cu e Zn em ambos os horizontes do solo e menor índice de saturação de alumínio e alumínio trocável na camada mais profunda do que o solo sob a monocultura. No cultivo solteiro, o solo apresentou maior teor de P e de matéria orgânica, tanto na camada superficial quanto na profunda.Coffee plants in agroforestry systems is an alternative to full sunlight cultivation, presenting the potential benefits of enhancing soil chemical and physical characteristics, reducing soil erosion, besides maintaining soil moisture for longer periods. This research aimed at comparing the quantity and nutrient concentration in the litter, soil fertility and soil moisture in coffee crops under full sunlight monocrop and in agroforestry systems, at the Zona da Mata, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The research was carried out between January 1999 and May 2000. The agroforestry system, contributed with 6.1 Mg ha-1 year-1 of

  16. Optimizing the width of strip weeding in arabica coffee in relation to crop age Largura da faixa de controle de plantas daninhas em café arábica em função da idade do cafeeiro

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    FC. Araújo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the weed strip control (WSC required for adequate coffee growth after transplanting. A non-irrigated, field-planted (spaced 3.80 x 0.70 m crop was used. The experimental design was a randomized block, with four replicates. The treatments were arranged in a 9 x 18 split-plot design to test the WSC of 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150, and 190 cm, which involved continuously hand-weeding at each side of the coffee row, and 18 coffee growth measurements. Multiple regression analyses were carried out relating to growth-variables as a function of both WSC and growth-evaluation times. Brachiaria decumbens was the main weed accomplishing 88.5% of the total weed dry mass. The minimum width of the WSC increases as the crop ages after transplanting. Assuming reductions of 2% and 5% in the maximum coffee growth, the recommended WSC was 75 and 52 cm at 4 months after transplanting (MAT, 104 and 85 cm at 6 MAT, 123 and 105 cm at 9 MAT, 134 and 116 cm at 12 MAT, 142 and 124 cm at 15 MAT, and 148 and 131 cm at 18 MAT, respectively. It was concluded that integrated weed management in young coffee crops must focus on the weed control only in a minimum range along coffee rows, which increases with coffee plant age, keeping natural vegetation in the inter-rows.O objetivo deste estudo consistiu em determinar a faixa ideal de controle de plantas daninhas (FCPD necessária para um crescimento adequado do cafeeiro após o transplantio. Foi utilizada uma lavoura não irrigada, implantada no espaçamento de 3,80 x 0,70 m, em dezembro de 2008. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram dispostos em um esquema de parcelas subdivididas (9 x 18 para testar as FCPDs de 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 e 190 cm, mantidas com capina contínua em cada lado da linha de café, bem como seus efeitos ao longo de 18 meses após o transplantio (MAT. Efetuaram-se análises de regressão m

  17. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere of Coffea ...

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    Objective: This study describes the status of mycorrhizal fungi in coffee (Coffea arabica) in the Yemeni ecosystems. Methodology and results: Soil samples were extracted from the rhizosphere of the coffee tree groves in several regions of Yemen. The frequency and the level of colonization of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi ...

  18. Consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens em mudas de cafeeiros infestados com Pratylenchus brachyurus em condições de casa de vegetação

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    Roberto Kazuhiro Kubo

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens cv. 'Basilisk' em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica cv. 'Catuaí Vermelho' infestado por Pratylenchus brachyurus (Pb, o presente experimento foi desenvolvido em condições de casa de vegetação. Os tratamentos utilizados, com cinco repetições, foram: 1. Café não inoculado no limpo; 2. Café não inoculado consorciado com B. decumbens; 3. Café inoculado com 5000 juvenis e adultos de Pb por vaso (10L, no limpo; 4. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas semanalmente; 5. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação do herbicida glifosato. Aos 3, 4, 7, 10 e 11 meses após transplante dos cafeeiros, houve um aumento significativo na altura das plantas de cafeeiro sem nematoide mantidas no limpo, comparadas com os tratamentos com cafeeiros em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas e café em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação de glifosato. Na avaliação final, realizada 278 dias após à inoculação das plantas, o peso da matéria seca da parte aérea nos tratamentos com Pb consorciado com braquiária e com aplicação de glifosato apresentaram menores valores, quando comparado com a testemunha sem nematoide e sem plantas consorciadas. Com relação ao peso da matéria fresca das raízes, todos os tratamentos foram significativamente mais baixos do que a testemunha sem nematoide e sem consorciação. A população final de P. brachyurus nas raízes foi maior quando o café foi consorciado com braquiária

  19. Efeitos fisiológicos da coffea arábica e coffea canephora

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    Rodrigues, Tânia Patrícia Barradas

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    Dissertação para obtenção do grau de Mestre no Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz O café é uma das bebidas mais consumidas no mundo, sendo ultrapassado apenas pela água. De entre as várias espécies de café identificadas, Coffea arabica L. (arabica) e Coffea canephora Pierre (robusta), representam a grande maioria do café consumido no mundo. Para além da espécie de café, o tipo de processamento a que os grãos são submetidos (via seca ou húmida), o grau de torra e o método...

  20. Frações oxidáveis do carbono orgânico de latossolo cultivado com cafeeiro em diferentes espaçamentos de plantio Oxidizible organic carbon fractions in a latosol cultivated with coffee at different planting spacings

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    Otacílio José Passos Rangel

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a suscetibilidade à oxidação pelo permanganato de potássio do carbono presente em Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico típico, cultivado com cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L., em diferentes espaçamentos de plantio, em experimento localizado na Fazenda Experimental da EPAMIG, em Machado (MG. Os tratamentos avaliados, instalados a campo em 1992, consistiram na combinação de quatro espaçamentos entre linhas (2,0, 2,5, 3,0 e 3,5 m, com três espaçamentos entre plantas (0,5, 0,75 e 1,0 m. Uma área de mata próxima ao experimento foi amostrada e usada como referência. Para a avaliação do grau de oxidação do carbono orgânico (CO, as amostras de solo foram coletadas na entrelinha (EL e na projeção da copa (PC do cafeeiro, nas camadas de solo de 0-0,05 e 0-0,1 m. Na camada superficial do solo (0-0,05 m, os teores de C lábil na entrelinha são, em geral, maiores do que os observados nas amostras coletadas na projeção da copa do cafeeiro. A amplitude de variação dos teores de C nas frações orgânicas obedece à seguinte ordem decrescente: C lábil> C não lábil > C orgânico, o que indica o maior potencial do C lábil em avaliar o impacto de diferentes sistemas de adensamento e manejo do cafeeiro, sobre os compartimentos de matéria orgânica. Os teores de C lábil e C não lábil não são influenciados pelo número de plantas por área, mas são dependentes da largura de rua do cafeeiro, da profundidade e do local de coleta das amostras de solo.The present work was carried out to evaluate soil carbon susceptibility to oxidation by potassium permanganate in adystroferric Red Latosol (Oxisol cultivated with coffee (Coffea arabica L. at different planting spacings. The experiment was installed in 1992 at the Experimental Farm of EPAMIG, in Machado (Minas Gerais State-Brazil. Treatments consisted of a combination of four row spacings (2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 m with three spacings within the row (0.5, 0

  1. Phytochemical overview and medicinal importance of Coffea species from the past until now.

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    Patay, Éva Brigitta; Bencsik, Tímea; Papp, Nóra

    2016-12-01

    Coffea (coffee) species are grown in almost all countries along the Equator. Many members of the genus have a large production history and an important role both in the global market and researches. Seeds (Coffeae semen) are successfully used in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries due to its caffeine and high polyphenol content. Nowadays, the three best-known coffee species are Arabic (Coffea arabica L.), Robusta (Coffea robusta L. Linden), and Liberian coffees (Coffea liberica Hiern.). Even though, many records are available on coffee in scientific literature, wild coffee species like Bengal coffee (Coffea benghalensis Roxb. Ex Schult.) could offer many new opportunities and challenges for phytochemical and medical studies. In this comprehensive summary, we focused on the ethnomedicinal, phytochemical, and medical significance of coffee species up to the present. Copyright © 2016 Hainan Medical University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Caracterização anatômica de folhas de cafeeiros resistentes e suscetíveis ao bicho-mineiro Anatomical characterization of leaves from coffee plants resistant and susceptible to leaf miner

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    Daniel Alves Ramiro

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O bicho-mineiro, Leucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Méneville, 1842 (Lepidoptera :Lyonetiidae, é a principal praga da cultura cafeeira, chegando a causar prejuízos superiores a 50% na produção, em virtude da queda prematura das folhas e redução da área fotossintética. O programa de melhoramento genético do cafeeiro do Instituto Agronômico (IAC utiliza a espécie Coffea racemosa como doadora de genes de resistência a L. coffeella para C. arabica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar uma caracterização comparativa do tecido foliar e relacioná-la ao ataque de L. coffeella nas espécies genitoras C. arabica e C. racemosa, e em plantas híbridas oriundas desse cruzamento, com diferentes níveis de resistência, visando fornecer ferramentas para futura identificação dos genes de resistência ao bicho-mineiro. Cortes transversais de folhas foram usados em estudos anatômicos para obter medidas individuais da espessura das cutículas, epidermes, parênquima paliçádico, parênquima lacunoso, espessura total da folha e porcentagem do mesofilo representada pelo parênquima paliçádico. As lesões provocadas pelo inseto foram medidas após um e quatro dias da eclosão das lagartas, em cada um dos tratamentos. Existem diferenças na espessura dos tecidos foliares entre as espécies C. arabica e C. racemosa, porém não houve diferenças entre plantas híbridas resistentes e suscetíveis, sugerindo que as características avaliadas não estão relacionadas ao mecanismo de resistência a L. coffeella. Nas avaliações das lesões, observou-se o crescimento reduzido dos insetos em plantas resistentes, sugerindo que a resistência das plantas se deve à presença de substâncias químicas no parênquima paliçádico.The leaf miner Leucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Méneville, 1842 (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae is the major pest of coffee culture, being responsible for significant production losses as result of premature leaf fall, and consequent

  3. Identification and Analysis of Jasmonate Pathway Genes in Coffea canephora (Robusta Coffee) by In Silico Approach

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    Bharathi, Kosaraju; Sreenath, H. L.

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    Background: Coffea canephora is the commonly cultivated coffee species in the world along with Coffea arabica. Different pests and pathogens affect the production and quality of the coffee. Jasmonic acid (JA) is a plant hormone which plays an important role in plants growth, development, and defense mechanisms, particularly against insect pests. The key enzymes involved in the production of JA are lipoxygenase, allene oxide synthase, allene oxide cyclase, and 12-oxo-phytodienoic reductase. Th...

  4. Crushing of roasted Arabica coffee beans

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    Šárka Nedomová

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Paper deals with experimental research on the crushing of coffee beans of different kinds under quasi-static compression. The process of the crushing is described in details. It has been shown that there is variability in the crushing strength values. A relation between crushing strength and the coffee grain shape is also studied. Roasted Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica beans were used for analyses. Arabica coffees were produced in Colombia and Indonesia. Abbreviation in the square brackets indicates the coffee type and it is used in the text hereinafter. All Arabica samples were submitted to a light roast. The detail analysis of the experimental data shows that there is no significant relation between parameters describing the fracture behaviour of the grains and grain geometry. These parameters are also independent on the grain weight. Compression of the coffee grains leads to their crushing. The fracture force is different for the different kinds of the coffee. The same is fact valid also for the strain at the fracture and for the energy absorbed during the grain crushing. The obtained results suggest that the fracture parameters obtained at the compression loading are dependent only on the coffee brand and on the roasting conditions.

  5. ASPECTOS ESTRUTURAIS DE CAFEEIRO INFECTADO COM XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA

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    RACHEL BENETTI QUEIROZ-VOLTAN

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudaram-se as alterações anatômicas em folhas e caules de ramos de cafeeiros infectados com X. fastidiosa visando compreender as causas dos seus distúrbios fisiológicos. Analisaram-se amostras dos cultivares comerciais de Coffea arabica L. - Catuaí Vermelho IAC H 2077-25-81 e Mundo Novo 515-20 enxertados sobre a progênie IAC 2258 de C. canephora - e de Catuaí Vermelho IAC H 2077-25-81 sem enxertia (pé franco. As amostras foram coletadas no campo, no Núcleo Experimental de Campinas, IAC, em cafezais onde foi detectada a presença da bactéria. Analisou-se também a estrutura da folha e do caule de ramos com e sem sintomas visuais da bactéria, sendo estimada a porcentagem de obstrução dos vasos do xilema do caule. Os ramos infectados apresentaram um encurtamento dos entrenós e, com o agravamento da doença, senescência foliar precoce na sua base, resultando em pequeno número de folhas no ápice. O número e a posição dos ramos por indivíduo com tais sintomas variaram entre as plantas, sendo mais freqüentes na região basal. Esses ramos também mostraram pecíolos e área foliar reduzidos e frutos menores e agrupados, em vista de um encurtamento dos pedicelos e dos entrenós, além de uma deposição de "goma" nos vasos do xilema do caule, pecíolo e folha, assim como divisões celulares anormais no xilema, floema e córtex daquelas partes. As células do mesofilo das folhas afetadas apresentaram número reduzido de cloroplastos, associado a maior concentração de cristais de oxalato de cálcio. Sugere-se que a presença da bactéria esteja induzindo a senescência foliar que se relaciona a um ou mais fatores de estresse.Leaf and stem anatomical changes were studied in coffee plants infected with X. fastidiosa looking for the causes of the observed physiological disturbances. Samples of commercial cultivars of Coffea arabica L. were analysed - Catuaí Vermelho IAC H 2077-25-81 and Mundo Novo 515-20 grafted on the progenie IAC

  6. Efeito da Xylella fastidiosa em cafeeiros em diferentes regiões edafoclimáticas Effect of Xylella fastidiosa in coffee plants at different edaphoclimatic regions

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    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A bactéria Xylella fastidiosa vem causando problemas para a cafeicultura, uma vez que sua presença, associada a diversos fatores de estresse, provoca um decréscimo na produção devido à diminuição no número e tamanho dos frutos e à morte de alguns ramos. Este trabalho objetiva avaliar o efeito da X. fastidiosa sobre cultivares de Coffea arabica (enxertados ou não através da quantificação da proporção de vasos do xilema obstruídos pela bactéria, nas diferentes partes da planta e entre ramos com e sem sintoma da doença, em experimentos desenvolvidos em diferentes regiões edafoclimáticas. Avaliou-se também a distribuição das classes de infecção nas diferentes partes da planta nos materiais genéticos estudados. Os experimentos foram instalados em 1986 em Mococa e Garça (SP e as amostras para o estudo anatômico, retiradas em abril de 1998 e 2000 (período de estresse hídrico, respectivamente, das plantas de cafeeiros dessas áreas. Na região de Mococa, observou-se que a nervura principal e o pecíolo foram os tecidos com proporção maior de vasos do xilema obstruídos pela X. fastidiosa; na região de Garça, foram o pecíolo e o caule. Não houve diferenças significativas na obstrução de elementos de vaso do xilema do cafeeiro ocasionado pela bactéria entre as duas regiões estudadas. Não houve tolerância à bactéria nos materiais genéticos, havendo no entanto variação dentro de cada um deles. Na região de Garça, nas plantas de café, observou-se alta proporção de vasos obstruídos nas raízes (3%, entretanto, não houve dano maior na parte aérea.The Xylella fastidiosa bacterium causes problems to coffee cultivation because of a relationship with various stress factors, leading to reduction on coffee production by decreasing fruit number and size, as well as senescence of branches. This research aimed to evaluate the effect of Xylella fastidiosa to Coffea arabica cultivars (grafted or not through the

  7. Estudos histoplásticos da interação Colletotrichum gloeosporioides: cafeeiro Histopathological studies of the interaction Colletotrichum gloeosporioides: coffee tree

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    Igor Souza Pereira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos estudos envolvendo a interação Colletotrichum gloeosporioides-cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L., poucas são as informações a respeito do modo de penetração e colonização deste patógeno. Estudou-se por meio da microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV, os eventos de pré-penetração e penetração de C. gloeosporioides em hipocótilos de cafeeiros e a colonização natural de ramos e frutos provenientes de plantas com mancha manteigosa. Realizaram-se três ensaios. No primeiro, fez-se a observação dos eventos de pré-penetração de C. gloeosporioides inoculados em hipocótilos de plântulas da cv. Acaiá Cerrado com e sem ferimentos; no segundo, observou-se a colonização de ramos enfermos em que havia murcha drástica e necrose local e, no terceiro, a colonização de frutos enfermos. A germinação dos conídios nos hipocótilos feridos ocorreu 6 horas após a inoculação, com a formação de um ou dois tubos germinativos terminais e a adesão dos conídios nas depressões dos hipocótilos. Apressórios globosos a subglobosos e de contorno regular surgiram 12 horas após a inoculação. Até 72 horas, não foi possível observar a formação de acérvulos sobre os tecidos submetidos à inoculação. Nos ramos observava-se colonização nos vasos floema e parênquima cortical. Nos frutos em diferentes estádios de maturação foi observada a colonização do tecido próximo à epiderme e colapso dos estômatos na área lesionada.In studies involving the interaction Colletotrichum gloeosporioides - coffee trees (Coffea arabica L. there is little information regarding the pre-penetration, penetration and colonization pathways of this pathogen. The objectives of this work were: 1. to study through scanning electron microscopy (SEM the pre-penetration and penetration events of C. gloeosporioides in hypocotyls of coffee plantlets; 2. to observe the colonization of Colletotrichum spp. in branches and fruits of coffee trees with blister

  8. Alocação de fotoassimilados em folhas e frutos de cafeeiro cultivado em duas altitudes Assimilates allocation in fruits and leaves of coffee plants cultivated in two altitudes

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    Bruno Galvêas Laviola

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a alocação de fotoassimilados em frutos e folhas de cafeeiro arábico, da antese à maturação, em duas altitudes. O experimento foi constituído da variedade de cafeeiro (Coffea arábica L. Catuaí IAC-44, cultivada a 720 e 950 m de altitude, no Município de Martins Soares, MG. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso, com três repetições, em um esquema de parcela subdividida no tempo. Na altitude de 720 m o acúmulo de amido, açúcares solúveis totais, açúcares redutores e açúcares não-redutores em frutos de cafeeiro deu-se em menor tempo. O acúmulo de amido na altitude de 720 m antecedeu o acúmulo de amido na altitude de 950 m, e os frutos apresentaram maior porcentagem de acúmulo relativo desse composto no estádio de expansão rápida. Neste estádio, a concentração de carboidratos em folhas dos 3º e 4º pares decresceu bruscamente, indicando ser este o período mais crítico para a concentração de carboidratos em folhas. A altitude influencia a alocação de fotoassimilados em frutos e a variação da concentração de carboidratos em folhas de cafeeiro.The objective of this work was to evaluate the allocation of carbohydrates in fruits of Arabic coffee plant during the period comprised among the anthesis and maturation in two different altitudes, as well as, the variation in its content in leaves of these productive branches. The experiment was constituted of the coffee plant variety (Coffea arabica L. Catuaí IAC-44 cultivated at 720 and 950 m above the sea level in Martins Soares, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The experimental design was completely randomized with three repetitions using split-plot in time scheme. The altitude of 720 m contributed to an acceleration in the accumulation of starch, total soluble sugar, reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar in coffee plant fruits. The accumulation of starch in the altitude of 720 m preceded the accumulation in the

  9. Towards a Phylogeny for Coffea (Rubiaceae): identifying well-supported lineages based on nuclear and plastid DNA sequences.

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    Maurin, Olivier; Davis, Aaron P; Chester, Michael; Mvungi, Esther F; Jaufeerally-Fakim, Yasmina; Fay, Michael F

    2007-12-01

    The phylogenetic relationships between species of Coffea and Psilanthus remain poorly understood, owing to low levels of sequence variation recovered in previous studies, coupled with relatively limited species sampling. In this study, the relationships between Coffea and Psilanthus species are assessed based on substantially increased molecular sequence data and greatly improved species sampling. Phylogenetic relationships are assessed using parsimony, with sequence data from four plastid regions [trnL-F intron, trnL-F intergenic spacer (IGS), rpl16 intron and accD-psa1 IGS], and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of nuclear rDNA (ITS 1/5.8S/ITS 2). Supported lineages in Coffea are discussed within the context of geographical correspondence, biogeography, morphology and systematics. Several major lineages with geographical coherence, as identified in previous studies based on smaller data sets, are supported. Other lineages with either geographical or ecological correspondence are recognized for the first time. Coffea subgenus Baracoffea is shown to be monophyletic, but Coffea subgenus Coffea is paraphyletic. Sequence data do not substantiate the monophyly of either Coffea or Psilanthus. Low levels of sequence divergence do not allow detailed resolution of relationships within Coffea, most notably for species of Coffea subgenus Coffea occurring in Madagascar. The origin of C. arabica by recent hybridization between C. canephora and C. eugenioides is supported. Phylogenetic separation resulting from the presence of the Dahomey Gap is inferred based on sequence data from Coffea.

  10. Efeitos da aplicação de cloreto e de sulfato de potássio na nutrição do cafeeiro Effects of potassium chloride and of potassium sulphate on young coffee plants

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    A. M. C. Furlani

    1976-07-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foram estudadas as variações nos teores dos nutrientes nas folhas de mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. cv. catuai em função das quantidades de cloreto e de sulfato de potássio aplicadas, acompanhadas de observações sobre os sintomas de toxicidade e sobre o desenvolvimento das plantas. O ensaio foi instalado em vasos, em casa de vegetação, constando de 12 tratamentos com cinco repetições, e o solo utilizado procedeu do grande grupo Latos-solo Vermelho-amarelo, Orto. Foram determinados nas folhas, os teores de macro e micronutrientes. Altos teores de Cl foram relacionados com sintomas de redução no crescimento, necrose e desfolhação. Foi estabelecido um limite de toxicidade para o cultivar estudado. Em função dos tratamentos, houve alteração nos teores de K, Ca, P, S e Cu, principalmente.An experiment was carried out in order to study the quantitative changes in the nutrient content of plants (Coffea arabica L. cv. catuai, as function of the amounts of KC1 and K2SO4 applied to the soil. Throughout the experiment, the plants were observed for toxicity effects upon growth and development. Chlorine in the leaves increased with increasing amounts of KC1 applied to the soil. There was a relationship between high concentrations of Cl in the leaves and reduced growth, necrosis and defoliation. No injurious effects of Cl were observed for levels up to 7600 ppm for all the leaves or for levels up to 9400 ppm in the leaves from the lower third of the plant. The antagonism between K and Ca was confirmed and plants receiving KC1 had less P in the leaves than the ones which received K2SO4. In these, however, P decreased with increasing applied K2SO4. Plants receiving KCl had greater concentrations of Cu in the leaves than K2SO4 - fertilized plants. In all treatments, Cu and Zn accumulated more in the stems than in the leaves.

  11. Melhoramento do cafeeiro. XXXIII - Produtividade e outras características de vários cultivares em Monte Alegre do Sul Coffee breeding yield of coffee cultivars in Monte Alegre do Sul

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    A. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available A produtividade e outras características de vários cultivares de Coffea arabica foram estudadas em um experimento plantado em 1949 na Estação Experimental de Monte Alegre do Sul, do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas. Analisaram-se, além dos dados de 20 anos de produções sucessivas, as características das sementes e o aspecto vegetativo. O café 'Mundo Novo' e o 'Bourbon Amarelo' confirmaram as informações já anteriormente obtidas sobre a sua capacidade produtiva. A análise das produções anuais indicou que o café mais produtivo, isto é, o Mundo Novo, apresentou uma oscilação maior de produção. Todos os cultivares apresentaram tendência de decréscimo de produção após o décimo quarto ano de colheitas sucessivas . Verificou-se uma correlação positiva significativa entre as produções acumuladas de quatro e 20 anos, o que confirma resultados anteriores sobre a eficiência da seleção precoce no cafeeiro.The performance of ten cultivars of Coffea arabica is reported. The trial was established in 1949 in the Experimental Station of Monte Alegre do Sul and the yields recorded during 20 years. The 'Mundo Novo' and 'Bourbon Amarelo' confirmed previous reports about their high yielding capacity. The analysis of annual yields indicated that the better yielding cultivar showed a more intense cycle of bearing. Yield increased until the fourth crop when the biennial cycle of bearing started. The top yield was reached after 14 years. From this time on there was a tendency of decreasing the yield. A significant correlation was found between the cumulative yields of the four and 20 years of sucessive crops. This positive correlation confirms previous results about the efficiency of early selection in coffee.

  12. Sistemas de produção de feijão intercalado com cafeeiro adensado recém-plantado Production systems for bean associated with recently planted dense coffee shrub cropping

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    Abner José de Carvalho

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Visando estudar o efeito do número de linhas e do nível de adubação do feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L. no desempenho agronômico do consórcio do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. com o feijoeiro, foi conduzido um experimento de campo na Universidade Federal de Lavras, em um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico típico. O delineamento experimental foi blocos ao acaso com três repetições e esquema fatorial 4 x 4 + 1, envolvendo quatro números de linhas intercalares de feijoeiro (uma, três, quatro e seis linhas por entrelinha de café e quatro doses de adubação da leguminosa (0, 50, 100 e 150% da adubação recomendada para o monocultivo, que constou de 20 kg ha-1 de N, 40 kg ha-1 de P2O5 e 20 kg ha-1 de K2O no plantio mais 30 kg ha-1 de N em cobertura, mais um tratamento adicional (o monocultivo do cafeeiro ou do feijoeiro. O experimento foi conduzido em lavoura comercial da cv. Catucaí recém-plantada e a cv. de feijoeiro foi a BRS-MG-Talismã. No feijoeiro foram avaliados os estandes inicial e final, a altura de plantas e o rendimento de grãos com seus componentes primários (número de vagens por planta, número de grãos por vagem e massa média de 100 grãos. No cafeeiro as características avaliadas foram à emissão de pares de folhas e o incremento na altura de plantas e no diâmetro do caule, verificados entre a semeadura e a colheita do feijoeiro, além da mortalidade dos cafeeiros. Os resultados permitem concluir que o aumento do número de linhas intercalares de feijoeiro eleva o rendimento de grãos da leguminosa, mas reduz o incremento do diâmetro do caule do cafeeiro recém-plantado. A partir de quatro linhas de feijoeiro há tendência de aumento da mortalidade de plantas de café, principalmente na ausência de adubação da leguminosa. A adubação equivalente a até 150% da dose recomendada para o monocultivo do feijoeiro não influencia o rendimento de grãos da leguminosa, mas contribui para diminuir a mortalidade do

  13. Genome evolution in diploid and tetraploid Coffea species as revealed by comparative analysis of orthologous genome segments.

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    Cenci, Alberto; Combes, Marie-Christine; Lashermes, Philippe

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    Sequence comparison of orthologous regions enables estimation of the divergence between genomes, analysis of their evolution and detection of particular features of the genomes, such as sequence rearrangements and transposable elements. Despite the economic importance of Coffea species, little genomic information is currently available. Coffea is a relatively young genus that includes more than one hundred diploid species and a single tetraploid species. Three Coffea orthologous regions of 470-900 kb were analyzed and compared: both subgenomes of allotetraploid Coffea arabica (contributed by the diploid species Coffea eugenioides and Coffea canephora) and the genome of diploid C. canephora. Sequence divergence was calculated on global alignments or on coding and non-coding sequences separately. A search for transposable elements detected 43 retrotransposons and 198 transposons in the sequences analyzed. Comparative insertion analysis made it possible to locate 165 TE insertions in the phylogenetic tree of the three genomes/subgenomes. In the tetraploid C. arabica, a homoeologous non-reciprocal transposition (HNRT) was detected and characterized: a 50 kb region of the C. eugenioides derived subgenome replaced the C. canephora derived counterpart. Comparative sequence analysis on three Coffea genomes/subgenomes revealed almost perfect gene synteny, low sequence divergence and a high number of shared transposable elements. Compared to the results of similar analysis in other genera (Aegilops/Triticum and Oryza), Coffea genomes/subgenomes appeared to be dramatically less diverged, which is consistent with the relatively recent radiation of the Coffea genus. Based on nucleotide substitution frequency, the HNRT was dated at 10,000-50,000 years BP, which is also the most recent estimation of the origin of C. arabica.

  14. Dinâmica dos micronutrientes em cafeeiros enxertados

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    André Dominghetti Ferreira

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    Full Text Available As respostas à disponibilidade dos nutrientes variam entre espécies distintas dentro de um mesmo gênero, por causa, principalmente, das exigências nutricionais variáveis, capacidade de absorção, translocação e utilização dos nutrientes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso dos micronutrientes por diferentes cultivares de Coffea arabica L., enxertados em Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se o método de cultivo em solução nutritiva. Foi utilizado um fatorial 7 x 3 + 2, sendo sete cultivares de Coffea arabica L. (Palma II, Catucaí 2 SL, Oeiras MG 6851, Obatã IAC 1669-20, Acauã, Topázio MG 1190 e Paraíso MG H 419-1, três tipos de mudas (pé franco, autoenxertada e enxertada sobre o cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258 e duas testemunhas (Apoatã autoenxertado e Apoatã pé franco. O porta-enxerto utilizado influenciou negativamente na absorção de boro, ferro e manganês. A translocação dos micronutrientes boro e cobre obteve maiores índices nas mudas enxertadas. O cultivar Palma II, quando enxertado, apresentou o maior índice de utilização dos nutrientes, mostrando-se passível de ser enxertado. O porta-enxerto utilizado mostrou-se apto para a enxertia, por não sofrer influência negativa, tanto pela enxertia, quanto pelos cultivares utilizados.

  15. Growth rate and nutritional status of an organic coffee cropping system Taxa de crescimento e estado nutricional do cafeeiro em sistema de produção orgânico

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    Marta dos Santos Freire Ricci

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    Full Text Available In view of the low N concentration in organic fertilizers, it is necessary to use high rates of such fertilizers to attend coffee crop requirements. Hence, N is the most limiting nutrient for organic coffee production. The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea organic fertilization on the growth and nutritional status of coffee cultivars, as well as to quantify plant biomass and N input derived from biological nitrogen fixation, and their effect on soil chemical characteristics. The experiment consisted of six coffee (Coffea arabica cultivars intercropped with and without sunn hemp sown in November 2001 and pruned at mid-height 76 days later. At 175 days, the standing biomass of the legume was cut, measuring dry mass, total N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and 15N natural abundance, resulting 16 t ha-1 of dry mass and the recycling of 444, 21, 241, 191, and 44 kg ha-1 of N, P, K, Ca, and Mg, respectively. Cultivars 'Obatã' and 'Catuaí Vermelho' presented the highest growth rates in terms of plant height, while cultivars 'Icatu' and 'Oeiras' presented the lowest rates. Biological nitrogen fixation associated to the legume introduced more than 200 kg ha-1 of N, which is a demonstration that N fertilization in organic cropping systems is a valuable alternative. Intercropping lead to a constant coffee leaf N content during the entire cropping cycle, contrary to what was observed in plots grown without sunn hemp.Devido a baixa concentração de N nos fertilizantes orgânicos, são necessárias doses elevadas dessas fontes para suprir as exigências do cafeeiro. Por esta razão, o N é o nutriente mais limitante na cafeicultura orgânica. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar, em sistema orgânico de produção, a influência da Crotalaria juncea no crescimento e estado nutricional de cultivares de café, bem como quantificar o aporte de biomassa vegetal e de N via fixação biológica, além do efeito sobre as caracter

  16. Acúmulo de nutrientes em frutos de cafeeiro em quatro altitudes de cultivo: cálcio, magnésio e enxofre Nutrient accumulation in coffee fruits at four plantations altitude: calcium, magnesium and sulfur

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    Bruno Galvêas Laviola

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available As curvas de acúmulo de nutrientes em frutos permitem estimar sua exportação, bem como as épocas de maior demanda. Estudou-se o acúmulo de MS, Ca, Mg e S em frutos de Coffea arabica (L. da antese à maturação em quatro altitudes, bem como a variação na concentração dos elementos em folhas dos ramos produtivos. O experimento foi constituído da variedade de cafeeiro Catuaí IAC 44 cultivada a 720, 800, 880 e 950 m de altitude, no município de Martins Soares-MG. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso, com três repetições, usando-se um esquema de parcela subdividida no tempo. O aumento da altitude influenciou o ciclo reprodutivo do cafeeiro, pois houve demanda de maior tempo para formação dos frutos. No estádio de expansão rápida, a percentagem de acúmulo de MS, Ca, Mg e S foi maior na altitude de 720 m, comparada, principalmente, à de 950 m. A TMAD (taxa máxima de acúmulo diário no estádio de granação-maturação apresentou tendência de ser mais tardia com a elevação da altitude. O consumo de nutrientes pelos frutos, assim como o enchimento de grãos, é mais crítico em condições de menor altitude, já que a planta necessita completar esses processos em menor espaço de tempo. De modo geral, na altitude de 720 m ocorreu maior competição fruto/folha pela partição de Ca, Mg e S.Crurves of fruit nutrient accumulation are tools for estimating the peaks of nutrient demand and the nutrient export form the soil. The accumulation of dry matter (DM, Ca, Mg and S was studied in fruits of Coffea arabica (L. in the period between anthesis and maturation at four altitudes of cultivation, as well as the variation in the leaf content of the elements in productive branches. The experiment consisted of the coffee variety Catuaí IAC 44 cultivated at 720, 800, 880 and 950 m above sea level (asl, in Martins Soares-MG. The experimental design was entirely randomized with tree replications using a split-plot in time

  17. Microclimatic characterization and productivity of coffee plants grown under shade of pigeon pea in Southern Brazil Caracterização microclimática e produtividade de cafeeiros sombreados com guandu no Sul do Brasil

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    Heverly Morais

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies on coffee (Coffea arabica L. cultivation in agroforestry systems in Southern Brazil have shown the potential of partial shading to improve management of this crop. The objective of this work was to evaluate microclimatic conditions and their effects on coffee production of plants shaded with pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan in comparison to unshaded ones, from May 2001 to August 2002 in Londrina, State of Paraná, Brazil. The appraised microclimatic characteristics were: global radiation, photosynthetic and radiation balance; air, leaf and soil temperatures; and soil humidity. Shading caused significant reduction in incident global solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation and net radiation, and attenuated maximum leaf, air and soil temperatures, during the day. Shade also reduced the rate of cooling of night air and leaf temperatures, especially during nights with radiative frost. Soil moisture at 0-10 cm depth was higher under shade. The shaded coffee plants produced larger cherries due to slower maturation, resulting in larger bean size. Nevertheless, plants under shade emitted less plagiotropic branches, with smaller number of nodes per branch, and fewer nodes with fruits, resulting in a large reduction in coffee production. These results show the need to find an optimal tree density and management that do not compromise coffee production and protect against extreme temperatures.Recentes estudos sobre cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. cultivados em sistemas agroflorestais no Sul do Brasil têm mostrado o potencial do sombreamento parcial no manejo desta cultura. O objectivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as condições do microclima e seus efeitos na produção de café sombreado com guandu (Cajanus cajan, em comparação ao cultivado a pleno sol, no período de maio de 2001 a agosto de 2002 em Londrina, PR. As características microclimáticas avaliadas foram: radiação global, fotossintética e saldo de radiação; temperaturas

  18. Modelos de alerta para o controle da ferrugem-do-cafeeiro em lavouras com alta carga pendente Warning models for coffee rust control in growing areas with large fruit load

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    Carlos Alberto Alves Meira

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver árvores de decisão como modelos de alerta da ferrugem-do-cafeeiro em lavouras de café (Coffea arabica L. com alta carga pendente de frutos. Dados de incidência mensal da doença no campo coletados durante oito anos foram transformados em valores binários considerando limites de 5 e 10 pontos percentuais na taxa de infecção. Foi gerado um modelo para cada taxa de infecção binária a partir de dados meteorológicos e do espaçamento entre plantas. O alerta é indicado quando a taxa de infecção, prevista para o prazo de um mês, atingir ou ultrapassar o respectivo limite. A acurácia do modelo para o limite de 5 pontos percentuais foi de 81%, por validação cruzada, chegando até 89% segundo estimativa otimista. Esse modelo apresentou bons resultados para outras medidas de avaliação importantes, como sensitividade (80%, especificidade (83% e confiabilidades positiva (79% e negativa (84%. O modelo para o limite de 10 pontos percentuais teve acurácia de 79%, e não apresentou o mesmo equilíbrio entre as demais medidas. Em conjunto, esses modelos podem auxiliar na tomada de decisão referente ao controle da ferrugem-do-cafeeiro no campo. A indução de árvores de decisão é alternativa viável às técnicas convencionais de modelagem e facilita a compreensão dos modelos.The objective of this work was to develop decision trees as warning models of coffee (Coffea arabica L. rust in growing areas with large fruit load. Monthly data of disease incidence in the field collected during eight years were transformed into binary values considering limits of 5 and 10 percentage points in the infection rate. Models were generated from meteorological data and space between plants for each binary infection rate. The warning is indicated when the infection rate is expected to reach or exceed the respective limit in a month. The accuracy obtained by cross-validating the model to the limit of 5 percentage

  19. Diversity in coffee assessed with SSR markers: structure of the genus Coffea and perspectives for breeding.

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    Cubry, Philippe; Musoli, Pascal; Legnaté, Hyacinte; Pot, David; de Bellis, Fabien; Poncet, Valérie; Anthony, François; Dufour, Magali; Leroy, Thierry

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    The present study shows transferability of microsatellite markers developed in the two cultivated coffee species (Coffea arabica L. and C. canephora Pierre ex Froehn.) to 15 species representing the previously identified main groups of the genus Coffea. Evaluation of the genetic diversity and available resources within Coffea and development of molecular markers transferable across species are important steps for breeding of the two cultivated species. We worked on 15 species with 60 microsatellite markers developed using different strategies (SSR-enriched libraries, BAC libraries, gene sequences). We focused our analysis on 4 species used for commercial or breeding purposes. Our results establish the high transferability of microsatellite markers within Coffea. We show the large amount of diversity available within wild species for breeding applications. Finally we discuss the consequences for future comparative mapping studies and breeding of the two cultivated species.

  20. CoffeebEST: an integrated resource for Coffea spp expressed sequence tags.

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    Paschoal, A R; Fernandes, E D M; Silva, J C; Lopes, F M; Pereira, L F P; Domingues, D S

    2014-12-19

    Coffee is one of the most important commodities in the world, and its production relies mainly on two species, Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. Although there are diverse transcriptome datasets available for coffee trees, few research groups have exploited the potential knowledge contained in these data, especially with respect to fruit and seed development. Here, we present a comparative analysis of the transcriptomes of Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora with a focus on fruit development using publicly available expressed sequence tags (ESTs). Most of the fruit and seed EST data has been obtained from C. canephora. Therefore, we performed a fruit EST analysis of the 5 developmental stages of this species (18, 22, 30, 42, and 46 weeks after flowering) comprising 29,009 sequences. We compared C. canephora fruit ESTs to reference unigenes of C. canephora (7710 contigs and 8955 singletons) and C. arabica (15,656 contigs and 16,351 singletons). Additional analyses included functional annotation based on Gene Onthology, as well as an annotation using PlantCyc, a curated plant protein database. The Coffee Bean EST (CoffeebEST) is a public database available at http://bioinfo-02.cp.utfpr.edu.br/. This database represents an additional resource for the coffee scientific community, offering a user-friendly collection of information for non-specialists in coffee molecular biology to support experimental research on comparative and functional genomics.

  1. Condutividade elétrica e lixiviação de potássio do exsudato de grãos de café: alguns fatores que podem influenciar essas avaliações Potassium leaching and eletric conductivity of grain coffee (Coffea arabica L. exsudate: some factors that may affect these evaluations

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    Marcelo Ribeiro Malta

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Os procedimentos de avaliação comercial da qualidade do café são baseados em parâmetros subjetivos, pois dependem de sensações e habilidades pessoais, adquiridas com muitos anos de experiência. Assim, a complementação dos procedimentos em uso com a adoção de métodos físicos e químicos tornaria mais objetiva a determinação da qualidade do café. A determinação da condutividade elétrica e da lixiviação de potássio dos grãos tem sido considerada por vários pesquisadores como bons indicadores da integridade do sistema de membranas celulares. Porém, vários fatores podem influenciar essas avaliações. Diante desse contexto foi montado um experimento para avaliar alguns fatores que podem influenciar na determinação da condutividade elétrica e lixiviação de potássio de exsudatos de grãos de café. Neste trabalho, estudou-se a influência do tamanho dos grãos e dos tipos de defeitos na determinação da condutividade elétrica e a lixiviação de potássio. Amostras de café (Coffea arabica L, cultivar Acaiá do Cerrado MG 1474 foram submetidas a estas análises. Em relação ao tamanho dos grãos de café sem a retirada de defeitos, verificou-se que as menores peneiras apresentaram maiores valores de condutividade elétrica e lixiviação de potássio, o que não foi observado quando se retiraram os defeitos dessas amostras. Em relação aos defeitos verificou-se a seguinte ordem crescente de condutividade elétrica: grãos normais, verdes, brocados e ardidos semelhantes aos pretos. Em relação à lixiviação de potássio, verificou-se o mesmo comportamento, com exceção dos grãos verdes e brocados que apresentaram valores semelhantes. A presença de grãos defeituosos influencia de maneira significativa as determinações de condutividade elétrica e lixiviação de potássio de exsudatos de grãos, podendo fornecer interpretações inadequadas quanto à qualidade do café analisado.Commercial coffee (Coffea

  2. Efeito do tipo de substrato e da presença de adubação suplementar sobre o crescimento vegetativo, nutrição mineral, custo de produção e intensidade de cercosporiose em mudas de cafeeiro formadas em tubetes Effects of substrate type and supplementary fertilization on vegetative growth, mineral nutrition, production costs, and brown eye spot of coffee seedlings in stiff plastic containers

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    Adélia Aziz Alexandre Pozza

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de tubetes para produzir mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. tornou-se uma realidade. Objetivando avaliar o uso de substratos adubados ou não com fertilizante de liberação gradual e seus efeitos na nutrição, na formação, na cercosporiose e nos custos de produção de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes, conduziu-se um experimento em viveiro, em esquema fatorial (4x2 com quatro substratos combinados com duas adubações, tendo quatro repetições. As parcelas foram constituídas por 16 tubetes de 120 mL, considerando-se como plantas úteis as seis centrais. Os tratamentos consistiram dos substratos S1= Substrato comercial I, S2 = Substrato comercial II, S3 = Substrato de eucalipto e S4 = 80% esterco de curral + 20% terra de subsolo, todos com e sem adubação com fertilizante de liberação gradual. No geral, os melhores substratos para formação de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes foram os substratos não comerciais ou orgânicos, independentemente de receberem ou não adubação suplementar. Observou-se redução da cercosporiose com a nutrição mineral, principalmente com o cálcio. Com a utilização de todos os substratos houve ganho econômico em relação ao custo por milheiro de mudas. A maior economia foi obtida com o substrato S4, seguida do substrato S3, com melhor relação custo/benefício.The utilization of stiff plastic containers for producing coffee seedlings (Coffea arabica L. is a reality. Aiming to evaluate the effects of substrate type enriched or not with slow-release fertilizer on vegetative growth, mineral nutrition, production cost and, brown eye spot of coffee seedlings, an experiment was conducted in the plant nursery. The experimental design was a factorial scheme with four substrates in the presence and absence of supplementary fertilization, with four replicates. The plots were made of 16 containers of 120 ml, using six central plants for evaluation. The treatments consisted of S1 = Commercial Substrate

  3. Distribution of Divo in Coffea genomes, a poorly described family of angiosperm LTR-Retrotransposons.

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    Dupeyron, Mathilde; de Souza, Rogerio Fernandes; Hamon, Perla; de Kochko, Alexandre; Crouzillat, Dominique; Couturon, Emmanuel; Domingues, Douglas Silva; Guyot, Romain

    2017-08-01

    Coffea arabica (the Arabica coffee) is an allotetraploid species originating from a recent hybridization between two diploid species: C. canephora and C. eugenioides. Transposable elements can drive structural and functional variation during the process of hybridization and allopolyploid formation in plants. To learn more about the evolution of the C. arabica genome, we characterized and studied a new Copia LTR-Retrotransposon (LTR-RT) family in diploid and allotetraploid Coffea genomes called Divo. It is a complete and relatively compact LTR-RT element (~5 kb), carrying typical Gag and Pol Copia type domains. Reverse Trancriptase (RT) domain-based phylogeny demonstrated that Divo is a new and well-supported family in the Bianca lineage, but strictly restricted to dicotyledonous species. In C. canephora, Divo is expressed and showed a genomic distribution along gene rich and gene poor regions. The copy number, the molecular estimation of insertion time and the analysis at orthologous locations of insertions in diploid and allotetraploid coffee genomes suggest that Divo underwent a different and recent transposition activity in C. arabica and C. canephora when compared to C. eugenioides. The analysis of this novel LTR-RT family represents an important step toward uncovering the genome structure and evolution of C. arabica allotetraploid genome.

  4. Natural infection of several Coffea species and hybrids and Psilanthus ebracteolatus by the coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV

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    Elliot Watanabe Kitajima

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Coffee ringspot is a minor coffee disease caused by the nuclear type of Brevipalpus mite-transmitted virus, Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV. Recently outbreaks of the disease in some growing regions of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were registered with qualitative and quantitative yield losses. Coffea arabica was the only species registered as natural host. A survey was made on a germplasm collection of Coffea and related species kept at the Centro de Café "Alcides Carvalho", Instituto Agronômico, Campinas, state of São Paulo (SP, Brazil, to assess natural susceptibility of Coffee species, other than C. arabica and some interspecific hybrids of Coffea as well as other non-Coffea plant species to the Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV. The following plants were found with ringspot symptoms on their leaves and/or fruits besides C. arabica L.: C. kapakata (IAC 4511, C. dewevrei cv. Excelsa, C. canephora cv. Robusta, hybrid derivative of the C. arabica × C. racemosa (IAC1195-5-6-2, C. arabica × C. dewerei (Piatã IAC 387, Híbrido de Timor CIFC 832/1 (derivative from a natural crossing between C. arabica × C. canephora and C. racemosa. Also Psilanthus ebracteolatus, a species close to the genus Coffee was also found with ringspot lesions on their leaves. All these plants were also found infested by Brevipalpus mites identified as B. phoenicis. Infection of these plants by CoRSV was confirmed by the observation of characteristic cytopathic effects in the tissues of the lesion and by RT-PCR using a pair of primer specific for CoRSV. Only with C. racemosa RT-PCR failed to amplify the CoRSV genome. The susceptibility of P. ebracteolatus to CoRSV adds new dimension regarding its controversial taxonomic position.

  5. Influência da aplicação de dois resíduos industriais nas propriedades químicas de dois solos cultivados com café arábica Influence of the application of two types of industrial waste on the chemical properties of soil planted with coffea Arabica

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    Natiélia Oliveira Nogueira

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    Full Text Available A grande quantidade de resíduos industriais que constituiu atualmente sérios problemas ambientais tem alertado para a utilização adequada desses materiais que, além de reduzir os impactos ambientais, tem demonstrado potencial para utilização na agricultura. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos químicos da aplicação de diferentes doses de escória de siderurgia e óxido de magnésio em dois solos sob o cultivo de café arábica. O estudo foi desenvolvido em casa de vegetação do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, em vasos de 10 dm³. O delineamento experimental foi instalado em blocos casualizados, com distribuição fatorial de 2 x 3 x 6, com três repetições, sendo os fatores: dois solos (Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico de textura argilosa e Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico de textura média; três insumos (calcário como controle e escória de siderurgia e óxido de magnésio como resíduos; seis doses dos materiais corretivos (0; 25; 50; 75; 100 e 125% da necessidade de calagem. Após 180 dias de cultivo, procedeu-se as análises de pH, H+ + Al3+, Al3+, Ca2+ e Mg2+. Os resultados mostraram que as aplicações de doses crescentes de escória e óxido de magnésio até o limite estudado neste trabalho favorecem um decréscimo da acidez do solo. O óxido de magnésio demonstrou maior potencial como corretivo de acidez de solo e como fonte de magnésio para o solo.The large amount of industrial waste which currently causes serious environmental problems has demonstrated the need for the appropriate use of those materials which not only reduce environmental impact but have shown potential for agricultural use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical effects of different amounts of slag and magnesium oxide on two soils planted with coffea arabica. The study was carried out using pots of 10 dm³ in a greenhouse at the Center for Agrarian Sciences of the Federal

  6. Physical Land Suitability for Civet Arabica Coffee: Case Study of Bandung and West Bandung Regencies, Indonesia

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    Chairani, E.; Supriatna, J.; Koestoer, R.; Moeliono, M.

    2017-12-01

    Indonesia has been widely known as the best Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) producer, in terms of both aspects, quality and number of product. Currently, its production, however, declines to the 3rd rank internationally. Issues emerged in the coffee cultivation are: land unsuitability, low quality of seeds, and poor management. Among Arabica coffee types, wild civet coffee is the most expensive one and harvested from the coffee beans which have been digested naturally. The study aims to determine the physical suitability of land as well as the constraints related to land for civet Arabica coffee in selected study cases, e.g., Bandung and Bandung Barat. The research methods employ multi-criteria analysis, and combined with weighted overlaying techniques for mapping. The criteria include temperature, rainfall, humidity, duration of dry season, slope, altitude, type of soil, soil texture, and erosion potential. Parameters of civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) are land use, altitude, and temperature. Local policy strongly supports the extensive management for land and the increase of coffee export. Processing data involved matching the comparison between guideline requirements for the land suitability classes, characteristics of Arabica coffee and civet habitat. The results covered the profile suitable land of the civet Arabica coffee in the study areas.

  7. Genome-wide identification, classification and transcriptional analysis of nitrate and ammonium transporters in Coffea

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    dos Santos, Tiago Benedito; Lima, Joni Esrom; Felicio, Mariane Silva; Soares, João Danillo Moura; Domingues, Douglas Silva

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    Abstract Nitrogen (N) is quantitatively the main nutrient required by coffee plants, with acquisition mainly by the roots and mostly exported to coffee beans. Nitrate (NO3 –) and ammonium (NH4 +) are the most important inorganic sources for N uptake. Several N transporters encoded by different gene families mediate the uptake of these compounds. They have an important role in source preference for N uptake in the root system. In this study, we performed a genome-wide analysis, including in silico expression and phylogenetic analyses of AMT1, AMT2, NRT1/PTR, and NRT2 transporters in the recently sequenced Coffea canephora genome. We analyzed the expression of six selected transporters in Coffea arabica roots submitted to N deficiency. N source preference was also analyzed in C. arabica using isotopes. C. canephora N transporters follow the patterns observed for most eudicots, where each member of the AMT and NRT families has a particular role in N mobilization, and where some of these are modulated by N deficiency. Despite the prevalence of putative nitrate transporters in the Coffea genome, ammonium was the preferential inorganic N source for N-starved C. arabica roots. This data provides an important basis for fundamental and applied studies to depict molecular mechanisms involved in N uptake in coffee trees. PMID:28399192

  8. Phenotypic Diversity in the Hararge Coffee ( Coffea arabica L ...

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    Cluster analysis grouped the entries into 6 groups of different sizes, ranging from 5 entries in cluster VI to 44 in cluster III. ... The length of the longest primary branch, stem diameter, average length of primary branches, total number of internodes per plant and total number of primary branches per plant were the five important ...

  9. In vitro propagation of the new disease resistant Coffea arabica ...

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    SAM

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    Jun 11, 2014 ... Batian is a true breeding commercial coffee variety that was released in Kenya in 2010. It is resistant to coffee berry disease and coffee leaf rust which are the main coffee diseases in Kenya. Coupled with early ripening, good beverage quality and high yields, demand for planting material has surpassed.

  10. coffea arabica l. cvs. caturra and catuaí

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    Andrés M. Gatica

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo establecer una metodología para la inducción de la embriogénesis somática directa en las variedades de café Caturra y Catuaí. Se observó un efecto del genotipo en la inducción de la embriogénesis somática directa; con la variedad Caturra se obtuvo un mayor número de embriones somáticos (2,71±0,45. Los explantes de Caturra provenientes de plantas de 3 meses mostraron una mejor respuesta a la inducción de la embriogénesis somática directa que los explantes provenientes de plantas de 12 meses. De los explantes provenientes de plantas de 12 meses de Catuaí rojo no se obtuvo embriones somáticos en ninguno de los medios de cultivo evaluados. No hubo diferencias significativas en el número de embriones somáticos producidos a partir de la primera y segunda hoja de vitroplantas y los explantes provenientes de la parte distal, media y basal de las hojas de plantas de café. El medio de cultivo Yasuda resultó el más indicado para inducir la embriogénesis somática y el desarrollo de embriones somáticos en plántulas en Caturra. Mientras que para Catuaí rojo, fue el de Hatanaka.

  11. Glyphosate Accumulation and Detrimental Effects on Coffea Arabica

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    Coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide and a highly traded commodity. In order to maintain a high yield of the perennial crop, weed competition for resources needs to be reduced. For this purpose herbicides are commonly applied, with glyphosate being one of the most prominent...... herbicides in coffee fields. Glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine], the active ingredient in Roundup®, is characterized as systemic, non-selective, with a broad weed spectrum, inhibiting the enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). The inhibition leads to an accumulation of shikimic...... acid. In coffee plantations glyphosate symptoms are commonly observed, probably caused by an unintentional spray drift. Root uptake represents an additional uptake route. Glyphosate can be applied several times per year thus a potential accumulation within the plant would lead to higher tissue...

  12. Tolerance of Coffea arabica L. seeds to sub zero temperatures

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Preservation of the quality of coffee seeds is hindered by their intermediate behavior in storage. However, long-term storage at sub zero temperatures may be achieved by adjusting the water content of the seeds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tolerance of coffee seeds to freezing, in relation to physiological and enzymatic modifications. Coffee seeds were dried in two manners, rapid and slow, to water contents of interest, 0.67, 0.43, 0.25, 0.18, 0.11, and 0.05 g H2O g-¹ dw (dry basis. After drying, the seeds were stored at a temperature of -20 ºC and of 86 ºC for 24 hours and for 12 months, and then compared to seeds in cold storage at 10 ºC. The seeds were evaluated through calculation of percentage of normal seedlings, percentage of seedlings with expanded cotyledonary leaves, dry matter of roots and of hypocotyls, and viability of embryos in the tetrazolium test. Expression of the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, and peroxidase were evaluated by means of electrophoretic analysis. Only seeds dried more slowly to 0.18 g H2O g-1 dw present relative tolerance to storing at -20 °C for 12 months. Coffee seeds do not tolerate storage at a temperature of -86 ºC for 12 months. Water contents below 0.11g H2O g-¹ dw and above 0.43 g H2O g-¹ dw hurt the physiological quality of coffee seeds, regardless of the type of drying, temperature, and storage period. Coffee seed embryos are more tolerant to desiccation and to freezing compared to whole seeds, especially when the seeds are dried to 0.05 g H2O g-¹ dw. The catalase enzyme can be used as a biochemical marker to study tolerance to freezing in coffee seeds.

  13. Coffee (Coffea arabica cv. Rubi) seed germination: mechanisms and regulation

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    Silva, da E.A.A.

    2002-01-01

    Coffee seeds display slow and variable germination which severely hampers the production of seedlings for planting in the following growth season. Little work has been done with the aim to understand the behavior of

  14. Definição e esquematização das fases fenológicas do cafeeiro arábica nas condições tropicais do Brasil Definition and outline for the phenological phases of arabic coffee under Brazilian tropical conditions

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O café arábica (Coffea arabica L. leva dois anos para completar o ciclo fenológico de frutificação, ao contrário da maioria das plantas que completam o ciclo reprodutivo no mesmo ano fenológico. Após várias tentativas para definição e esquematização das distintas fases fenológicas do cafeeiro, chegou-se a uma forma racional constituída de seis fases distintas envolvendo os dois anos fenológicos, iniciados em setembro. As fases são: 1ª fase, vegetativa com sete meses, de setembro a março, todos com dias longos; 2ª fase, também vegetativa, de abril a agosto, com dias curtos, quando há indução das gemas vegetativas dos nós formados na 1ª fase, para gemas reprodutivas. No final da 2ª fase, em julho e agosto, as plantas entram em relativo repouso com formação de um ou dois pares de folhas pequenas, que aparecem no período de relativo repouso do cafeeiro, entre os dois anos fenológicos. Em seguida vem a maturação das gemas reprodutivas após a acumulação de cerca de 350 mm de evapotranspiração potencial (ETp, a partir de abril; 3ª fase, de florada e expansão dos frutos, de setembro a dezembro. As floradas ocorrem cerca de 8 a 15 dias após o aumento do potencial hídrico nas gemas florais (choque hídrico, causado por chuva ou irrigação; 4ª fase, granação dos frutos, de janeiro a março; 5ª fase, maturação dos frutos ao completar cerca de 700 mm de somatório de ETp, após a florada principal; 6ª fase, de senescência e morte dos ramos produtivos, não primários, em julho e agosto.The arabic coffee (Coffea arabica L. takes two years to complete the entire phenological cycle of the frutification, unlike most of the other crops, that complete the reproductive cycle in one year. Six different phenological phases, taking a total of two years, are proposed, starting in September of each year. The phases are: 1st phase: vegetative, with seven months, September to March, with long days; 2nd phase: also

  15. Variabilidade genética do rendimento intrínseco de grãos em germoplasma de Coffea Genetic variability for bean outturn in Coffea germplasm

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    Cristiana de Gaspari-Pezzopane

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O rendimento intrínseco do café, relação percentual entre a massa de dois grãos normais tipo chato e do respectivo fruto que os contém, foi estudado em seis grupos de germoplasma de Coffea, com o objetivo de se conhecer a variabilidade genética para essa característica. Investigou-se o rendimento intrínseco de Coffea arabica em um grupo de cinco cultivares de porte baixo, em outro contendo 22 cultivares e seleções e, ainda, em outro grupo com 79 cultivares, variedades e formas botânicas, mutantes e acessos da Etiópia. Em C. canephora, foram analisados três acessos da variedade kouilou e 10 acessos da variedade robusta. Investigaram-se ainda, outras oito espécies do gênero Coffea. Observou-se considerável variabilidade genética tanto entre representantes de C. arabica quanto de C. canephora, assim como entre as diferentes espécies do gênero Coffea. A amplitude de variação nos valores de rendimento intrínseco referente ao último grupo foi bem maior que a de qualquer outro grupo estudado. A magnitude das variações observadas e as implicações econômicas do rendimento intrínseco indicam que essa característica pode ser utilizada como um critério adicional de seleção no melhoramento de C. arabica e C. canephora.The intrinsic coffee bean outturn, percent weight ratio of two normal flat beans and the respective whole fruit, was studied in six Coffea germplasm groups in order to investigate the genetic variability for this characteristic. It was evaluated in C. arabica a group of five short stature cultivars, another group composed of 22 cultivars and selections yet a third group of 79 items comprising cultivars, botanical varieties and types, mutations and accessions from Ethiopia. In C. canephora it were studied three acessions of var. kouilou and ten of var. robusta. It were investigated also eight other species of the genus Coffea. Considerable genetic variability was detected within C. arabica and C. canephora and

  16. Melatonin and serotonin profiles in beans of Coffea species.

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    Ramakrishna, Akula; Giridhar, Parvatam; Sankar, Kadimi Udaya; Ravishankar, Gokare Aswathanarayana

    2012-05-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and an electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS) methods were applied to quantify the profiles of melatonin and serotonin (5-HT) in green and roasted beans of Coffea canephora (robusta) and Coffea arabica (arabica). Both melatonin and 5-HT were detected in green coffee beans (5.8±0.8μg/g dry weight (DW), 10.5±0.6μg/g DW) and also in roasted beans of C. canephora (8.0±0.9μg/g DW, 7.3±0.5μg/g DW). Melatonin (3.0±0.6μg/50mL) and 5-HT (4.0±0.7μg/50mL) were detected in coffee brew. In C. arabica, 5-HT was high in green beans (12.5±0.8μg/g DW) compared with roasted beans (8.7±0.4). The levels of melatonin were higher (9.6±0.8μg/g DW) in roasted beans compared with green beans (6.8±0.4μg/g DW). Both melatonin (3.9±0.2μg/50mL) and 5-HT (7.3±0.6μg/50mL) were detected in coffee brew. Because of the relevance of indoleamines as bioactive molecules with implications for food, nutritional sciences and human health, it was of interest to explore their levels in coffee, an important universal beverage. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  17. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XIX - Pesquisas sôbre o café semperflorens Coffee breeding: XIX - Researches on the semperflorens coffee

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    Célio S. Novaes Antunes

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    -se, também, a tendência de crescimento dos valores da peneira média, a partir de janeiro, cujo máximo ocorreu em junho, declinando até dezembro. Tem-se que tal variabilidade mensal está ligada a épocas diferentes de desenvolvimento dos frutos. O pêso médio de 100 sementes não se mostrou muito variável, é da ordem de 10,52 gramas, exceto em 1941, em que se revelou menor e correspondeu à menor produção anual e aos valores mais reduzidos de peneira méida. Nos meses, os maiores valores se verificaram a partir de abri], com máximo em julho. Não se mostraram correlacionados os dados médios mensais do pêso de sementes e as produções médias mensais; obteve-se, entretanto, correlação positiva entre o pêso de sementes e os valores mensais de peneira média. As quantidades de sementes do tipo moca revelaram-se bem variáveis. Assinalaram-se, em seis anos de determinações, limites extremos de 3,5% e 23,0%. Nos meses, as porcentagens mais elevadas desse tipo de semente ocorreram em junho e julho, quando a produção é reduzida; os valores mínimos se situaram no período de outubro a dezembro. Dada a produtividade não elevada do café semperflorens, o cultivo em larga escala dêsae cafeeiro deixou de apresentar interesse econômico. Contudo, êsse mutante, pelo contínuo florescimento que exibe, poderá desempenhar um valor todo especial para as análises genéticas do café e, também, para as pesquisas fisiológicas.The main feature of the semperflorens mutant of Coffea arabica is its ability to produce flowers during the whole year, whereas other commercial types of the same species have a definitive flowering period. In the S. Paulo plateau this occurs only at the beginning of the rainy season, August-October. The yield of several progenies of the semperflorens coffee, the period of fruit development, and the size and types of seeds produced were recorded for a few years in plantings made in three localities of the state of S. Paulo: Campinas (1940

  18. Dinâmica dos micronutrientes em cafeeiros enxertados Dynamics of micronutrient in grafted coffee

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    André Dominghetti Ferreira

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    Full Text Available As respostas à disponibilidade dos nutrientes variam entre espécies distintas dentro de um mesmo gênero, por causa, principalmente, das exigências nutricionais variáveis, capacidade de absorção, translocação e utilização dos nutrientes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso dos micronutrientes por diferentes cultivares de Coffea arabica L., enxertados em Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se o método de cultivo em solução nutritiva. Foi utilizado um fatorial 7 x 3 + 2, sendo sete cultivares de Coffea arabica L. (Palma II, Catucaí 2 SL, Oeiras MG 6851, Obatã IAC 1669-20, Acauã, Topázio MG 1190 e Paraíso MG H 419-1, três tipos de mudas (pé franco, autoenxertada e enxertada sobre o cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258 e duas testemunhas (Apoatã autoenxertado e Apoatã pé franco. O porta-enxerto utilizado influenciou negativamente na absorção de boro, ferro e manganês. A translocação dos micronutrientes boro e cobre obteve maiores índices nas mudas enxertadas. O cultivar Palma II, quando enxertado, apresentou o maior índice de utilização dos nutrientes, mostrando-se passível de ser enxertado. O porta-enxerto utilizado mostrou-se apto para a enxertia, por não sofrer influência negativa, tanto pela enxertia, quanto pelos cultivares utilizados.Responses to availability of nutrients vary between different species within the same genus, mainly because the different nutritional requirements, absorption capacity, translocation and use of nutrients, The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of absorption, translocation and use of micronutrients by different cultivars of Coffea arabica L. grafted into Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse using cultivation in nutrient solution in a 7 x 3 + 2 factorial design: seven cultivars of Coffea arabica L. (Palma II, Catuca

  19. Stomatal behavior and components of the antioxidative system in coffee plants under water stress Comportamento estomático e componentes do sistema antioxidante em cafeeiros sob estresse hídrico

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    Sidnei Deuner

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Coffee (Coffea arabica plants show a positive relationship between stomatal closure and formation and accumulation of H2O2. However, for coffee plants under water restriction such relationship has never been studied. The objective of the present study was evaluate the stomatal movement and the antioxidant capacity of coffee seedlings under different water regimes. Eight months old coffee seedlings of cv. Catuaí IAC 99 were submitted to field capacity, gradual and total suspension of irrigation during a period of 21 days. Evaluations of leaf water potential (Ψw were performed in the beginning of the morning, and stomatal resistance, transpiration rate and vapor pressure deficit were determined at 10 am and 5 pm. All biochemical and enzymatic determinations were performed in leaves collected at 5 pm. Evaluations and samplings were performed at three days intervals. There was no variation in Ψw during the evaluated period for plants in field capacity. However, an expressive decrease of Ψw following day 12, reaching values near -2.5 MPa at the end of the experiment was observed for plants submitted to gradual suspension of irrigation. For plants submitted to total suspension of irrigation, Ψw decreases after the sixth day, reaching -2.5 MPa at day 15. The decay of Ψw in plants submitted to gradual and total suspension of irrigation reflected in increased stomatal resistance and in a decreased transpiration rate leading to an increase in hydrogen peroxide formation and, on final stages, increase in lipid peroxidation. As a conclusion, an increase in the activity of antioxidant enzymes as well as in the levels of ascorbate and dehydroascorbate was observed, which act in the detoxification of free radicals formed as result of the water stress.Para o cafeeiro (Coffea arabica existe uma comprovada relação positiva entre fechamento estomático e formação e acúmulo de H2O2. Entretanto, tal relação para a cultura sob restrição hídrica ainda

  20. Micro-collinearity and genome evolution in the vicinity of an ethylene receptor gene of cultivated diploid and allotetraploid coffee species (Coffea).

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    Yu, Qingyi; Guyot, Romain; de Kochko, Alexandre; Byers, Anne; Navajas-Pérez, Rafael; Langston, Brennick J; Dubreuil-Tranchant, Christine; Paterson, Andrew H; Poncet, Valérie; Nagai, Chifumi; Ming, Ray

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    Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) is a self-compatible perennial allotetraploid species (2n=4x=44), whereas Robusta coffee (C. canephora L.) is a self-incompatible perennial diploid species (2n=2x=22). C. arabica (C(a) C(a) E(a) E(a) ) is derived from a spontaneous hybridization between two closely related diploid coffee species, C. canephora (CC) and C. eugenioides (EE). To investigate the patterns and degree of DNA sequence divergence between the Arabica and Robusta coffee genomes, we identified orthologous bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) from C. arabica and C. canephora, and compared their sequences to trace their evolutionary history. Although a high level of sequence similarity was found between BACs from C. arabica and C. canephora, numerous chromosomal rearrangements were detected, including inversions, deletions and insertions. DNA sequence identity between C. arabica and C. canephora orthologous BACs ranged from 93.4% (between E(a) and C(a) ) to 94.6% (between C(a) and C). Analysis of eight orthologous gene pairs resulted in estimated ages of divergence between 0.046 and 0.665 million years, indicating a recent origin of the allotetraploid species C. arabica. Analysis of transposable elements revealed differential insertion events that contributed to the size increase in the C(a) sub-genome compared to its diploid relative. In particular, we showed that insertion of a Ty1-copia LTR retrotransposon occurred specifically in C. arabica, probably shortly after allopolyploid formation. The two sub-genomes of C. arabica, C(a) and E(a) , showed sufficient sequence differences, and a whole-genome shotgun approach could be suitable for sequencing the allotetraploid genome of C. arabica. © 2011 The Authors. The Plant Journal © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  1. A hibridação interespecífica no melhoramento do cafeeiro

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    A. J. Teixeira Mendes

    1951-12-01

    Full Text Available The cultivation of coffee in the American coffee producing countries is not faced with any serious handicap. The future can not be far distant, however, when it will be necessary to establish new plantations back on the high-priced old exploited lands. Need will be felt for improved varieties. At the same time, it is not known if in a near future the American coffee growers will not be in trouble with diseases as terrible as Hemileia, which the present age of transport cannot restrict to non-American areas. In the program of coffee improvement, interspecific crosses are expected to take a very important place. The introducing of desired characteristics of other species into Coffea arabica by hybridization is made difficult by the fact that, while C. arabica is self-fertile, the other species are self-sterile. It is known, also, that the high cup quality C. arabica species, with 44 somatic chromosomes, gives sterile triploid hybrids (2n = 33 when crossed to the leaf disease resistant Coffea canephora and other diploid (2n = 22 species. Very seldom, however, do the triploids produce seed, as a result of back-cross to C. arabica either through open or controlled pollination. The cytological constitution of the plants obtained from these seeds is variable ; some triploids give rise to seedlings having mostly a chromosome number around 44 ; the progeny plants from other hybrids have this number mostly around 55. Numerous aneuploids have been found among these progenies. Attention has been given to the plants derived from the hybrids as to their developmental and production characteristics. At least two 44-chromosome plants have shown to be interesting in these respects and one of them, productive and self-fertile, showed up characteristics very similar to the maragogipe variety of C. arabica. More detailed comparative observations are necessary ; however, the obtaining of such a plant proves that the triploids are a permanent source of new

  2. Covering the different steps of the coffee processing: Can headspace VOC emissions be exploited to successfully distinguish between Arabica and Robusta?

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    Colzi, Ilaria; Taiti, Cosimo; Marone, Elettra; Magnelli, Susanna; Gonnelli, Cristina; Mancuso, Stefano

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    This work was performed to evaluate the possible application of PTR-ToF-MS technique in distinguishing between Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora var. robusta (Robusta) commercial stocks in each step of the processing chain (green beans, roasted beans, ground coffee, brews). volatile organic compounds (VOC) spectra from coffee samples of 7 Arabica and 6 Robusta commercial stocks were recorded and submitted to multivariate statistical analysis. Results clearly showed that, in each stage of the coffee processing, the volatile composition of coffee is highly influenced by the species. Actually, with the exception of green beans, PTR-ToF-MS technique was able to correctly recognize Arabica and Robusta samples. Particularly, among 134 tentatively identified VOCs, some masses (16 for roasted coffee, 12 for ground coffee and 12 for brewed coffee) were found to significantly discriminate the two species. Therefore, headspace VOC analyses was showed to represent a valuable tool to distinguish between Arabica and Robusta. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Razão de perdas de terra e fator C da cultura do cafeeiro em cinco espaçamentos, em Pindorama (SP Soil loss ratio and C factor for coffee plantations in five spacings in Pindorama, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Daniel Prochnow

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available hídrica em culturas perenes, embora tais dados sejam imprescindíveis ao planejamento conservacionista e estudos de modelagem de erosão. Dados de um experimento de perdas de terra e água sob chuva natural em Pindorama (SP, de julho de 1960 a junho de 1972, foram usados para o cálculo da razão de perdas de terra (RPT e do fator C da equação universal de perdas de solo, em cinco espaçamentos na cultura do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.. Foram estabelecidas parcelas com espaçamentos de 3,0 x 0,5 m, 3,0 x 1,0 m, 3,0 x 2,0 m, 3,0 x 3,0 m e 4,0 x 2,0 m em um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo eutrófico textura arenosa/média com declividade média de 0,100 m m-1. O ciclo da cultura foi dividido em dois estádios: do plantio aos 60 meses e dos 60 aos 144 meses. Os resultados mostraram que: (a as perdas anuais de terra e água para a cultura do cafeeiro foram de 4 Mg ha-1 e 18 mm respectivamente; (b os valores de RPT para o cafeeiro foram de 0,1346, 0,0883, 0,1015, 0,1422 e 0,1001 Mg ha-1 Mg-1 ha, para os espaçamentos 3,0 x 0,5 m, 3,0 x 1,0 m, 3,0 x 2,0 m, 3,0 x 3,0 m e 4,0 x 2,0 m respectivamente; (c a magnitude do fator C, para os referidos espaçamentos, foi, respectivamente, de 0,1354, 0,0866, 0,0995, 0,1412 e 0,1004 Mg ha-1 Mg-1 ha; (d as RPTs e os fatores C variaram amplamente entre os espaçamentos, bem como e, mais expressivamente, entre os estádios da cultura, indicando forte efeito do espaçamento e da cobertura vegetal; (e o espaçamento 3,0 x 1,0 mostrou-se mais eficiente na redução da erosão hídrica na cultura do cafeeiro.Brazilian literature lacks data on soil and water loss by water erosion in perennial crops although such data would be essential for conservation planning and erosion modeling studies. Data of soil and water loss under natural rainfall (July 1960 to June 1972 in Pindorama, State of São Paulo, Brazil, were used to calculate the soil loss ratio (SLR and C factor for the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE in coffee

  4. Microsporogênese, incompatibilidade e esterilidade masculina em Coffea congensis froehner Microsporogenesis, incompatibility, and male sterility in Coffea congensis

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    Cândida H. T. M. Conagin

    1961-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho é um estudo da microsporogênese e do pólen de Coffea congensis: um estudo semelhante já foi apresentado sôbre Coffea canephora e C. Dewevrei, como parte de um conjunto de pesquisas para esclarecer a auto-incompatibilidade das espécies diplóides de café. A micrusporogênese é normal, cada microsporócito dando quatro micrósporos normais, com n=11 cromossomos. Os grãos de pólen são, em média, maiores do que os de C. Dewevrei e de C. canephora e menores do que os de C. arabica. Diversos cruzamentos e um grande número de autopolinizações foram efetuados, ficando evidente que a espécie Coffea congensis é auto-incompatível. O comportamento dos grãos de pólen quando postos a germinar em meio artificial ou em polinizações controladas, separa os grupos de plantas de Bangelan e de Uganda bem distintamente; o pólen destas plantas não produz tubo polínico, mas sempre expansões disformes, não apresentando nem 1% de germinação normal. Foram obtidos híbridos intra e inter-específícos com as plantas do grupo Bangelan usando-as como plantas-mães e como plantas fornecedoras de pólen. As plantas do grupo Uganda, entretanto, só produziram tais híbridos quando usadas como plantas-mães. Constataram-se, portanto, em C. congensis, dois fenômenos: a auto-incompatibilidade e a esterilidade masculina.Crossing and selfing tests, as well as studies on microsporogenesis and pollen behavior under natural and artifical conditions were carried out with the diploid species. Coffea congensis (2n=22. Microsporogenesis was found to be normal and eleven pairs of chromosomes could be counted at metaphase. Separation in anaphase was regular, two nuclei being formed with eleven chromosomes each; at the end of anaphase II the four microspores also had eleven chromosomes. Abnormal divisions, giving rise to 10- and 11-chromosome nuclei, appeared in only 6.1% of the p.m.c. Pollen grains (32.04 micra in diameter were found to be

  5. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XXVI - Produtividade de linhagens S0 a S4 de 'bourbon vermelho' e respectivos híbridos Coffee breeding: XXVI - Productivity of inbred lines and the ir hybrids of the cultivar ' bourbon vermelho'

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    L. C. Mônaco

    1963-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se a altura, o vigor e a produtividade de uma série de progênie So, S1, S2, S3 e S4, de dois cafeeiros de cultivar 'Bourbon, Vermelho' e de híbridos F1 entre as plantas das gerações So, S2 e S4 A análise efetuada, referente à altura, deis plantas, revelou diferenças significativas entre tratamentos, possuíndo algumas progênies derivadas do cafeeiro n.° 2 maior altura média. Não se observou efeito depressivo da autofecundação na altura das progênies derivadas do cafeeiro n.° 1 e, nas do cafeeiro n.° 2, o efeito depressivo não se mostrou uniforme. Dos três híbridos analisados, dois dêles apresentaram altura intermediária entre a dos dois e, no terceiro, altura pouco menor. As variâncias não mostraram tendências de aumento ou diminuição com as autofeeundações sucessivas e, dois dos híbridos, deram variâncias menores e um dêles variância maior, do que a dos pais. Quanto ao vigor das plantas, avaliado por pontos dados subjetivamente, notou-se uma redução no vigor na geração S1 em relação a S0, permanecendo as plantas das demais gerações com vigor semelhante ao do S1 ou S2. Apenas um dos três híbridos mostrou vigor maior do que o dos pais. No que concerne à produção, verificou-se uma diminuição a partir da S1 a S4 nos descendentes do cafeeiro n.° 1, tendo a S4 produção superior a S0, porém não significativa; entre os descendentes do n.° 2, observou-se produção significativamente menor apenas na progênie Em um dos híbridos a produção foi superior à dos pais e nos outros dois, intermediaria. As variâncias correspondentes se mostraram inferiores em dois híbridos em relação à dos pais e, maior, no terceiro híbrido. Analisaram-se as variâncias das produções bienais, tendo-se notado efeito significativo de biênio sôbre a produção.In spite of Coffea, arabica cv. 'Bourbon Vermelho' being an autogamous plant, a certain level of heterozygosity seems to be maintained in the

  6. Molecular characterization of arabica and Conilon coffee plants genotypes by SSR and ISSR markers

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    Ludymila Brandão Motta

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    Full Text Available The molecular characterization of ten genotypes of the Coffea arabica plants and of seven genotypes of C. canephora having interesting features for coffee breeding programs was carried to select the parents for breeding. A total of 40 SSR and 29 ISSR primers were used. The primers generated a total of 331 (307 polymorphic and 24 monomorphic bands. Analysis of genetic diversity presented dissimilarity intervals ranging from 0.22 to 0.44 between the Conilon genotypes, from 0.02 to 0.28 between the Arabica genotypes, and from 0.49 to 0.60 between the genotypes of the two species in the joint analysis. Four groups were formed: I = genotypes of C. arabica, II = four progenies of C. canephora, Conilon group, and one non defined C. canephora (Conilon or Robusta, III = one progeny of un-defined C. canephora (Conilon or Robusta and IV = one progeny of C. canephora of Robusta group. The grouping formed was consistent with the origins of each group. High stabilities of the bifurcations were found by bootstrap analysis. The use of molecular markers of the SSR and ISSR types in the diversity study was efficient in distinguishing genotypes between and within C. arabica and C. canephora.

  7. Crescimento inicial do cafeeiro irrigado com água salina e salinização do solo Initial growth of coffee plants irrigated with saline water and soil salinization

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    Vladimir B. Figueirêdo

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A cultura do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. vem-se expandindo para regiões ainda pouco exploradas, em que o uso da irrigação com água salina possa ser fator limitante. Nesse contexto, avaliou-se o crescimento inicial do cafeeiro, conduzido em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Engenharia da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA, submetendo-o a níveis crescentes de salinidade da água de irrigação. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com 6 tratamentos (S0 = 0,0 dS m-1, S1 = 0,6 dS m-1, S2 = 1,2 dS m-1, S3 = 1,8 dS m-1, S4 = 2,4 dS m-1 e S5 = 3,0 dS m-1 e 4 repetições. A reposição de água foi realizada com base na curva característica do solo, pela leitura da tensão de água por blocos de resistência, retornando o conteúdo de água à capacidade de campo. Verificou-se que os tratamentos influenciaram significativamente as características da planta e que a salinidade da água a partir de 1,2 dS m-1 prejudicou o crescimento e, em alguns casos, provocou a morte das plantas. A área foliar foi a variável mais prejudicada. Ao final do experimento o solo foi classificado como salino-sódico.The coffee crop is expanding to new areas with not enough studies about its response to saline irrigation water. The initial growth of coffee plant was evaluated, in greenhouse at the Engineering Department of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA, under different levels of irrigation water salinity. The completely randomized design was used with 6 treatments (S0 = 0.0 dS m-1, S1 = 0.6 dS m-1, S2 = 1.2 dS m-1, S3 = 1.8 dS m-1, S4 = 2.4 dS m-1 and S5 = 3.0 dS m-1 and 4 replications. The irrigation was accomplished according to soil water retention curve and resistance block reading, restoring the soil water content to its field capacity. It was verified that water salinity affected the plants characteristics significantly. The water salinity above 1.2 dS m-1 caused damage to plant development resulting, in some cases, in death of

  8. Partial sequencing reveals the transposable element composition of Coffea genomes and provides evidence for distinct evolutionary stories.

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    Guyot, Romain; Darré, Thibaud; Dupeyron, Mathilde; de Kochko, Alexandre; Hamon, Serge; Couturon, Emmanuel; Crouzillat, Dominique; Rigoreau, Michel; Rakotomalala, Jean-Jacques; Raharimalala, Nathalie E; Akaffou, Sélastique Doffou; Hamon, Perla

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    The Coffea genus, 124 described species, has a natural distribution spreading from inter-tropical Africa, to Western Indian Ocean Islands, India, Asia and up to Australasia. Two cultivated species, C. arabica and C. canephora, are intensively studied while, the breeding potential and the genome composition of all the wild species remained poorly uncharacterized. Here, we report the characterization and comparison of the highly repeated transposable elements content of 11 Coffea species representatives of the natural biogeographic distribution. A total of 994 Mb from 454 reads were produced with a genome coverage ranging between 3.2 and 15.7 %. The analyses showed that highly repeated transposable elements, mainly LTR retrotransposons (LTR-RT), represent between 32 and 53 % of Coffea genomes depending on their biogeographic location and genome size. Species from West and Central Africa (Eucoffea) contained the highest LTR-RT content but with no strong variation relative to their genome size. At the opposite, for the insular species (Mascarocoffea), a strong variation of LTR-RT was observed suggesting differential dynamics of these elements in this group. Two LTR-RT lineages, SIRE and Del were clearly differentially accumulated between African and insular species, suggesting these lineages were associated to the genome divergence of Coffea species in Africa. Altogether, the information obtained in this study improves our knowledge and brings new data on the composition, the evolution and the divergence of wild Coffea genomes.

  9. Avaliação de compostos não-voláteis em diferentes cultivares de cafeeiro produzidas na região sul de Minas Gerais = Evaluation of non-volatile compounds in different cultivars of coffee cultivated in southern Minas Gerais

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    Marcelo Ribeiro Malta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os teores de trigonelina, ácidos clorogênicos (5-ACQ e cafeína em grãos de diferentes cultivares de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L.. As cultivares avaliadas foram coletadas na Fazenda Experimental da Epamig em Lavras,Estado de Minas Gerais, no ano agrícola de 2005/2006. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi um inteiramente casualizado constando de oito cultivares de café com três repetições. Foram avaliadas as cultivares: Oeiras MG 6851, Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474, CatuaíVermelho IAC 99, Rubi MG 1192, Topázio MG 1190, Mundo Novo IAC 379/19, Catucaí Amarelo 2 SL e Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62. Após a colheita dos cafés por derriça manual no pano, estes foram lavados e submetidos ao processo de descascamento e despolpamento. Depois dos grãos serem despolpados, foram secados em terreiro de cimento até atingirem 11%-12% de umidade. Os grãos de café beneficiados foram então moídos para a realização das análises de cafeína, trigonelina e 5-ACQ por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que existem diferenças nos constituintes nãovoláteis entre as cultivares estudadas nas condições ambientais de cultivo similares para todas cultivares. Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62 e Rubi MG 1192 apresentaram os maiores teores de trigonelina; Catuaí Amarelo IAC 62, Catuaí Vermelho IAC 99, Rubi MG 1192 e Oeiras MG 6851 apresentaram os maiores teores de 5-ACQ; o menor teor de cafeína foi observado na cultivar Oeiras MG 6851, seguida pela cultivar Mundo Novo IAC 379-19.This research was conducted to evaluate trigonelline, chlorogenic acids (5-CQA and caffeine contents in grains of different cultivars of coffee (Coffea arabica L. The cultivars were colleted at the Experimental Farm of the EPAMIG-Lavras, Minas Gerais state, during 2005/2006. The experimental design was completely randomized with eight cultivars of coffee: Oeiras MG 6851, Acaiá Cerrado MG 1474

  10. Ploidy level and caffeine content in leaves of Coffea Ploidia e conteúdo de cafeína em folhas de Coffea

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    Maria Bernadete Silvarolla

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Several species of Coffea and varieties of C. arabica differing in chromosome number had their caffeine content determined in the leaves. For Coffea arabica var. "Angustifolia", var. "Caturra" and var. "Icatu", it was observed caffeine decrease from the haploid (2n = 22 to tetraploid leaves (2n = 44. Caffeine in the tetraploid "Angustifolia" was decreased by 50% when compared to the haploid. Caffeine reduction was also observed in leaves of C. canephora var. "Kouilou" as chromosome number was increased (2n = 22 ® 2n = 44. In this case, caffeine in the leaves of the diploid genotype was close to 4 times higher than in the tetraploid. On the other hand it was observed an increase of the alkaloid when the chromosome number was doubled in the C. canephora var. "Robusta".Variedades e espécies de café (Coffea que diferem quanto ao número de cromossomos tiveram o conteúdo de cafeína determinado em suas folhas. Para as variedades "Angustifolia", "Caturra" e "Icatu" de Coffea arabica foi observada redução no teor de cafeína de folhas haplóides (2n = 22 em relação a tetraplóides (2n = 44. Cafeína na forma tetraplóide da var. "Angustifolia" foi reduzida em 50% quando comparada com a forma haplóide. Redução de cafeína também foi observada em folhas de C. canephora var. "Kouilou" quando o número de cromossomos aumentou (2n = 22 ® 2n = 44. Neste caso, a cafeína nas folhas do genótipo diplóide foi cerca de quatro vezes maior que no tetraplóide. Por outro lado, foi observado aumento desse alcalóide quando o número de cromossomos foi duplicado em C. canephora var. "Robusta".

  11. Proporção de material orgânico no substrato artificial paraa produção de mudas de cafeeiro em tubetes Proportion of organic material in standard substrate for coffee seedlings production in tubetts

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    Ricardo Dias

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da utilização de diferentes materiais orgânicos no substrato artificial para a produção de mudas de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. em tubetes, foi instalado em um viveiro comercial de produção de mudas, um experimento na Escola Agrotécnica Federal de Uberlândia - EAFU, no período de julho de 2005 a janeiro de 2006. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 6, com quatro repetições, sendo os fatores: três fontes de material orgânico (esterco de curral bovino curtido, cama de peru curtida e resíduo de fumo curtido e seis proporções destes materiais no substrato artificial (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100%. As parcelas foram constituídas por seis tubetes com capacidade volumétrica de 120 mL. Na fertilização dos substratos utilizou-se o fertilizante de liberação gradual (osmocote, fórmula NPK 15-09-12, aplicado em mistura homogênea na dose de 1 g do produto comercial por recipiente e como substrato artificial foi utilizado o produto comercial Bioplant-café. Foram avaliadas as características: altura da planta, diâmetro do caule, número de pares de folhas, área foliar, massa seca da parte aérea, do sistema radicular e total, além de relação raízes/parte aérea. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise de variância, com aplicação do teste de F, considerando-se a significância nos níveis tradicionais de 5 e 1% de probabilidade e, para comparação das médias das fontes de material orgânico, aplicou-se o teste de Tukey, a 5% de probabilidade, enquanto que para as proporções do material orgânico procedeu-se à análise de regressão. Concluiu-se que a adição de 40% de cama de peru ao substrato artificial favoreceu o desenvolvimento das mudas do cafeeiro; o esterco bovino adicionado ao substrato artificial, independente de sua proporção prejudicou o desenvolvimento das mudas; o resíduo de fumo também prejudicou o desenvolvimento das

  12. The impact of cold on photosynthesis in genotypes of Coffea spp.--photosystem sensitivity, photoprotective mechanisms and gene expression.

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    Batista-Santos, P; Lidon, F C; Fortunato, A; Leitão, A E; Lopes, E; Partelli, F; Ribeiro, A I; Ramalho, J C

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    Environmental constraints disturb plant metabolism and are often associated with photosynthetic impairments and yield reductions. Among them, low positive temperatures are of up most importance in tropical plant species, namely in Coffea spp. in which some acclimation ability has been reported. To further explain cold tolerance, the impacts on photosynthetic functioning and the expression of photosynthetic-related genes were analyzed. The experiments were carried out along a period of slow cold imposition (to allow acclimation), after chilling (4°C) exposure and in the following rewarming period, using 1.5-year-old coffee seedlings of 5 genotypes with different cold sensitivity: Coffea canephora cv. Apoatã, Coffea arabica cv. Catuaí, Coffea dewevrei and 2 hybrids, Icatu (C. arabica×C. canephora) and Piatã (C. dewevrei×C. arabica). All genotypes suffered a significant leaf area loss only after chilling exposure, with Icatu showing the lowest impact, a first indication of a higher cold tolerance, contrasting with Apoatã and C. dewevrei. During cold exposure, net photosynthesis and Chl a fluorescence parameters were strongly affected in all genotypes, but stomatal limitations were not detected. However, the extent of mesophyll limitation, reflecting regulatory mechanisms and/or damage, was genotype dependent. Overnight retention of zeaxanthin was common to Coffea genotypes, but the accumulation of photoprotective pigments was highest in Icatu. That down-regulated photochemical events but efficiently protected the photosynthetic structures, as shown, e.g., by the lowest impacts on A(max) and PSI activity and the strongest reinforcement of PSII activity, the latter possibly reflecting the presence of a photoprotective cycle around PSII in Icatu (and Catuaí). Concomitant to these protection mechanisms, Icatu was the sole genotype to present simultaneous upregulation of caCP22, caPI and caCytf, related to, respectively, PSII, PSI and to the complex Cytb(6)/f

  13. Sintomas de deficiências minerais no cafeeiro

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    C. M. Franco

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    Full Text Available Coffee plants (Coffea arabica L. were grown in nutrient solutions for the purpose of studying deficiency symptoms of the following elements : nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur and iron. The methods employed in the growing of coffee plants in the nutrient solutions are described. After preliminary tests with several nutrient solutions Hoagland's formula was selected as most suitable for the present tests. However, the quantity of phosphate employed in the basic nutrient solution was reduced to one third of that given in Hoagland's formula. This reduction in phosphate was made because of the previous results obtained by Jacob which seemed to indicate that the coffee plant requires only very small amounts of phosphorus. In the present tests phosphorus deficiency symptoms were obtained and these results suggest that Jacob's failure to obtain phosphorus deficiency symptoms may be ascribed to use of Shive's solution, which has a very high phosphate content. While growing in this complete nutrient solution his plants may have stored enough phosphorus to supply their needs later when they were transferred to the solution lacking this element. In the course of the present investigation it was found that in the nutrient solutions containing KH2PO4 and having a pH higher than 5.5, the coffee plant absorbs insufficient iron. This difficulty of iron absorption by the coffee plants grown in nutrient solution was overcome by a technique previously described that is, when iron deficiency symptoms appeared on plants being tested for other deficiencies the nutrient solution was changed and the new solution used contained no phosphate. The plants were allowed to grow in this solution for two to four days and then the phosphate was added. In this way the plants absorbed sufficient iron for their requirements. The present paper describes and the color plates illustrate the symptoms on coffee plants that were associated, in the present

  14. Identification and chromosomal distribution of copia-like retrotransposon sequences in the coffee (Coffea L. genome

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    Juan-Carlos Herrera

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    Full Text Available The presence of copia-like transposable elements in seven coffee (Coffea sp. species, including the cultivated Coffea arabica, was investigated. The highly conserved domains of the reverse transcriptase (RT present in the copia retrotransposons were amplified by PCR using degenerated primers. Fragments of roughly 300 bp were obtained and the nucleotide sequence was determined for 36 clones, 19 of which showed good quality. The deduced amino acid sequences were compared by multiple alignment analysis. The data suggested two distinct coffee RT groups, designated as CRTG1 and CRTG2. The sequence identities among the groups ranged from 52 to 60% for CRTG1 and 74 to 85% for CRTG2. The multiple alignment analysis revealed that some of the clones in CRTG1 were closely related to the representative elements present in other plant species such as Brassica napus, Populus ciliata and Picea abis. Furthermore, the chromosomal localization of the RT domains in C. arabica and their putative ancestors was investigated by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH analysis. FISH signals were observed throughout the chromosomes following a similar dispersed pattern with some localized regions exhibiting higher concentrations of those elements, providing new evidence of their relative conservation and stability in the coffee genome

  15. Crescimento do sistema radicular e da parte aérea em plantas jovens de cafeeiros Root and shoot growth of young coffee plants

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    Luís Carlos da Silva Ramos

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    Full Text Available Os cultivares Catuaí e Arábica, de Coffea arabica, Guarini, de C. canephora, e Icatu, derivado de um híbrido interespecífico entre essas duas espécies, com dois retro-cruzamentos para C. arabica cv Mundo Novo, foram avaliados aos oito e 22 meses após a germinação, quanto ao comprimento e peso seco, tanto das raízes quanto da parte aérea. Aos oito meses de idade, esses dados foram comparados quanto aos efeitos do plantio direto e do transplantio de germinador de areia para sacos plásticos. O volume de raízes foi também analisado em plantas conduzidas em vasos, aos 22 meses de idade. Os cultivares Guarini, Catuaí e Icatu, mais produtivos que o Arábica, mostraram sistema radicular mais desenvolvido. No 'Guarini' e no 'Catuaí', notou-se maior desenvolvimento das raízes laterais em relação à parte aérea, característica de importância para condições hídricas desfavoráveis. Os dados indicaram que o sistema radicular dos cultivares ficou mais bem caracterizado, avaliando-se mudas aos 22 meses após a germinação, com semeadura direta, e utilizando-se recipientes de 10 litros de capacidade.Young coffee plants of Coffea arabica cv. Catuaí, cv. Arabica, C. canephora cv. Guarini and C. arabica x C. canephora cv. Icatu (BC2 C. arabica were evaluated at 8 and 22 months after germination for root and snoot length, and their dry weight. At the 8th month, the coffee germplasm were also submitted to comparisons pertaining to the effects of direct sowing or transplantation of the seedlings to plastic pots after germination in sand trays. At the 22nd month the root volume were also evaluated in coffee plants planted in plastic pots. 'Guarini', 'Catuai' and 'Icatu', having higher yielding ability than 'Arabica', showed also better root system development. 'Guarini' presented the highest lateral root and shoot values. The highest lateral root/shoot dry weight ratio was observed for 'Guarini' and 'Catuai'. This is one important feature for

  16. Antioxidant and neuronal cell protective effects of columbia arabica coffee with different roasting conditions.

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    Jeong, Ji Hee; Jeong, Hee Rok; Jo, Yu Na; Kim, Hyun Ju; Lee, Uk; Heo, Ho Jin

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    In vitro antioxidant activities and neuronal cell protective effects of ethanol extract from roasted coffee beans were investigated. Colombia arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) green beans were roasted to give medium (230°C, 10 min), city (230°C, 12 min) and french (230°C, 15 min) coffee beans. Total phenolics in raw green beans, medium, city and french-roasted beans were 8.81±0.05, 9.77±0.03, 9.92±0.04 and 7.76±0.01 mg of GAE/g, respectively. The content of 5-O-caffeoylquinic acid, the predominant phenolic, was detected higher in medium-roasted beans than others. In addition, we found that extracts from medium-roasted beans particularly showed the highest in vitro antioxidant activity on ABTS radical scavenging activity and FRAP assays. To determine cell viability using the MTT assay, extracts from medium-roasted beans showed higher protection against H2O2-induced neurotoxicity than others. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage was also inhibited by the extracts due to prevention of lipid peroxidation using the malondialdehyde (MDA) assay from mouse whole brain homogenates. These data suggest that the medium-roasting condition to making tasty coffee from Columbia arabica green beans may be more helpful to human health by providing the most physiological phenolics, including 5-O-caffeoylquinic acids.

  17. Introdução ao estudo da auto-esterilidade no gênero Coffea

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    Cândida H. T. Mendes

    1949-01-01

    Full Text Available Após fazer a revisão de alguns dos principais trabalhos sôbre a auto-esterilidade no gênero Coffea efetuados em Java, foram relatados, de modo resumido, os resultados das pesquisas genéticas e citológicas que estão sendo feitas com os exemplares da espécie C. canephora no Instituto Agronômico de Campinas. Êstes estudos têm por finalidade conhecer o grau e as causas da auto-esterilidade dessas plantas. As autopolinizações realizadas indicaram que êsses cafeeiros são, realmente, auto-estéreis. Dos cruzamentos feitos, cerca de 50% se mostraram compatíveis. Tanto a formação do saco embrionário como a do pólen são normais. Em meio artificial conveniente, o pólen apresenta cêrca de 55% de germinação, o que foi considerado suficiente para promover a fertilização nos cruzamentos feitos. Foram realizadas observações sôbre o crescimento do tubo polínico em estilos de flores polinizadas com pólen estranho, compatível, e polinizadas com o próprio pólen. Nos cruzamentos compatíveis, o crescimento do tubo polínico é normal. No segundo oaso notou-se que, após a germinação, o tubo polínico tem o crescimento paralisado, não ultrapassando a região das papilas estigmáticas. Esta pode ser considerada a explicação da auto-esterilidade nos exemplares de C. canephora estudados. O mecanismo genético que controla o crescimento dos tubos polínicos ainda não pôde ser estabelecido. Entretanto, pesquisas estão em prosseguimento no sentido de se verificar se se trata de um mecanismo genético semelhante ao encontrado no gênero Nicotiana.This paper presents a review of pertinent literature related to studies of self-sterility in the genus Coffea and reports the results of cytological and genetic studies carried out on the species C. canephora at the Instituto Agronômico, Campinas, Brasil. The objetive of the study was to determine the degree and causes of self-sterility in the species C. canephora. In tests involving a

  18. Avaliação do teor de cafeína em folhas e grãos de acessos de café arábica Evaluation of the caffeine content in leaves and grains of arabica coffee accessions

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    Alexsandro Lara Teixeira

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo identificar, dentro do banco de germoplasma do estado de Minas Gerais, acessos de Coffea arabica L. com baixos teores de cafeína e verificar a existência de correlação entre o teor de cafeína dos grãos e de folhas ainda no estádio de mudas, viabilizando a prática da seleção precoce. Foram utilizados 75 acessos de café (cultivares, híbridos e alguns genótipos selvagens oriundos do banco de germoplasma de café do Estado de Minas Gerais. Para estudo da correlação foram utilizados oito cultivares no delineamento de blocos casualizados com três repetições. Avaliaram-se os teores de cafeína presentes nos grãos e no terceiro e quarto par de folhas verdadeiras. Seis acessos apresentaram teores de cafeína nos grãos menores que 0,88%. Correlações significativas para teor de cafeína foram observadas entre o terceiro (0,69 e quarto par de folhas (0,92 e os grãos. Foram identificados acessos com teores reduzidos de cafeína e boa produtividade de grãos, podendo ser utilizados como genitores em programas de melhoramento. Verificou-se que é possível realizar a seleção precoce para teor de cafeína, em plantas de cafeeiro ainda no estádio de mudas, por meio da avaliação do quarto par de folhas.The aim of this study was to identify, within the germplasm bank of the Minas Gerais state, Coffea arabica L. accessions with low levels of caffeine and check the correlation between grain and leaves in seedling stage, making possible the practice of early selection. Seventy-five coffe accessions (cultivars, hybrids and several wild genotypes were evaluated from the coffee germplasm bank of the Minas Gerais state. In the correlation study, eight cultivars were used on randomized complete block design with three replications. Were evaluated the caffeine levels in the grains and the third and fourth pair of true leaves. Six accessions had caffeine levels in grains smaller than 0.88%. Was also detected

  19. Transcriptional activity, chromosomal distribution and expression effects of transposable elements in Coffea genomes.

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    Lopes, Fabrício R; Jjingo, Daudi; da Silva, Carlos R M; Andrade, Alan C; Marraccini, Pierre; Teixeira, João B; Carazzolle, Marcelo F; Pereira, Gonçalo A G; Pereira, Luiz Filipe P; Vanzela, André L L; Wang, Lu; Jordan, I King; Carareto, Claudia M A

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    Plant genomes are massively invaded by transposable elements (TEs), many of which are located near host genes and can thus impact gene expression. In flowering plants, TE expression can be activated (de-repressed) under certain stressful conditions, both biotic and abiotic, as well as by genome stress caused by hybridization. In this study, we examined the effects of these stress agents on TE expression in two diploid species of coffee, Coffea canephora and C. eugenioides, and their allotetraploid hybrid C. arabica. We also explored the relationship of TE repression mechanisms to host gene regulation via the effects of exonized TE sequences. Similar to what has been seen for other plants, overall TE expression levels are low in Coffea plant cultivars, consistent with the existence of effective TE repression mechanisms. TE expression patterns are highly dynamic across the species and conditions assayed here are unrelated to their classification at the level of TE class or family. In contrast to previous results, cell culture conditions per se do not lead to the de-repression of TE expression in C. arabica. Results obtained here indicate that differing plant drought stress levels relate strongly to TE repression mechanisms. TEs tend to be expressed at significantly higher levels in non-irrigated samples for the drought tolerant cultivars but in drought sensitive cultivars the opposite pattern was shown with irrigated samples showing significantly higher TE expression. Thus, TE genome repression mechanisms may be finely tuned to the ideal growth and/or regulatory conditions of the specific plant cultivars in which they are active. Analysis of TE expression levels in cell culture conditions underscored the importance of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathways in the repression of Coffea TEs. These same NMD mechanisms can also regulate plant host gene expression via the repression of genes that bear exonized TE sequences.

  20. Transcriptional activity, chromosomal distribution and expression effects of transposable elements in Coffea genomes.

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    Fabrício R Lopes

    Full Text Available Plant genomes are massively invaded by transposable elements (TEs, many of which are located near host genes and can thus impact gene expression. In flowering plants, TE expression can be activated (de-repressed under certain stressful conditions, both biotic and abiotic, as well as by genome stress caused by hybridization. In this study, we examined the effects of these stress agents on TE expression in two diploid species of coffee, Coffea canephora and C. eugenioides, and their allotetraploid hybrid C. arabica. We also explored the relationship of TE repression mechanisms to host gene regulation via the effects of exonized TE sequences. Similar to what has been seen for other plants, overall TE expression levels are low in Coffea plant cultivars, consistent with the existence of effective TE repression mechanisms. TE expression patterns are highly dynamic across the species and conditions assayed here are unrelated to their classification at the level of TE class or family. In contrast to previous results, cell culture conditions per se do not lead to the de-repression of TE expression in C. arabica. Results obtained here indicate that differing plant drought stress levels relate strongly to TE repression mechanisms. TEs tend to be expressed at significantly higher levels in non-irrigated samples for the drought tolerant cultivars but in drought sensitive cultivars the opposite pattern was shown with irrigated samples showing significantly higher TE expression. Thus, TE genome repression mechanisms may be finely tuned to the ideal growth and/or regulatory conditions of the specific plant cultivars in which they are active. Analysis of TE expression levels in cell culture conditions underscored the importance of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD pathways in the repression of Coffea TEs. These same NMD mechanisms can also regulate plant host gene expression via the repression of genes that bear exonized TE sequences.

  1. Chemical descriptors for sensory and parental origin of commercial Coffea genotypes.

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    Bicho, Natalina Cavaco; Leitão, António Eduardo; Ramalho, José Cochicho; Lidon, Fernando Cebola

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    To attain chemical descriptors responsible for sensory characteristics linked to the botanical origin of five Brazilian coffee genotypes, a chemical survey was carried out. Highest and lowest amounts of caffeine were found in Apoatã and Obatã. Coffea dewevrei showed the lowest contents of 5-CQA and 3-CQA. 3,5-diCQA was higher for Apoatã and minimum values were detected in Icatu. Apoatã showed the highest contents of 3,4-diCQA and 4,5-diCQA, Catuaí, Icatu and Obatã revealed lower values of 4,5-diCQA. Among hydroxycinnamic acids ferulic acid prevailed in all genotypes, with lower values in Icatu and Obatã. 3,4-DCA remained significantly higher in Apoatã, C. dewevrei and Catuaí. Caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid did not vary significantly. It was concluded that Apoatã was most adequate for the decaffeinated industry; Catuaí, Icatu and Obatã were identified as producers of good beverages. Apoatã and C. dewevrei seemed to share closer parental origins to Coffea canephora cv. Robusta, whereas Icatu, Obatã and Catuaí showed higher similarities to Coffea arabica.

  2. Transposable elements in Coffea (Gentianales: Rubiacea) transcripts and their role in the origin of protein diversity in flowering plants.

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    Lopes, Fabrício Ramon; Carazzolle, Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães; Colombo, Carlos Augusto; Carareto, Claudia Marcia Aparecida

    2008-04-01

    Transposable elements are major components of plant genomes and they influence their evolution, acting as recombination hot spots, acquiring specific cell functions or becoming part of protein-coding regions. The latter is the subject of the present analysis. This study is a report on the annotation of transposable elements (TEs) in expressed sequences of Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora and Coffea racemosa, showing the occurrence of 383 ESTs and 142 unigenes with TE fragments in these three Coffea species. Based on selected unigenes, it was possible to suggest 26 putative proteins with TE-cassette insertions, demonstrating a likely contribution to protein variability. The genes for two of those proteins, the fertility restorer (FR) and the pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase (PPi-PFKs) genes, were selected for evaluating the impact of TE-cassettes on host gene evolution of other plant genomes (Arabidopsis thaliana, Oryza sativa and Populus trichocarpa). This survey allowed identifying a FR gene in O. sativa harboring multiple insertions of LTR retrotransposons that originated new exons, which however does not necessarily mean a case of molecular domestication. A possible transduction event of a fragment of the PPi-PFK beta-subunit gene mediated by Helitron ATREPX1 in Arabidopsis thaliana was also highlighted.

  3. A survey of mangiferin and hydroxycinnamic acid ester accumulation in coffee (Coffea) leaves: biological implications and uses.

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    Campa, Claudine; Mondolot, Laurence; Rakotondravao, Arsene; Bidel, Luc P R; Gargadennec, Annick; Couturon, Emmanuel; La Fisca, Philippe; Rakotomalala, Jean-Jacques; Jay-Allemand, Christian; Davis, Aaron P

    2012-08-01

    The phenolic composition of Coffea leaves has barely been studied, and therefore this study conducts the first detailed survey, focusing on mangiferin and hydroxycinnamic acid esters (HCEs). Using HPLC, including a new technique allowing quantification of feruloylquinic acid together with mangiferin, and histochemical methods, mangiferin content and tissue localization were compared in leaves and fruits of C. pseudozanguebariae, C. arabica and C. canephora. The HCE and mangiferin content of leaves was evaluated for 23 species native to Africa or Madagascar. Using various statistical methods, data were assessed in relation to distribution, ecology, phylogeny and use. Seven of the 23 species accumulated mangiferin in their leaves. Mangiferin leaf-accumulating species also contain mangiferin in the fruits, but only in the outer (sporophytic) parts. In both leaves and fruit, mangiferin accumulation decreases with ageing. A relationship between mangiferin accumulation and UV levels is posited, owing to localization with photosynthetic tissues, and systematic distribution in high altitude clades and species with high altitude representatives. Analyses of mangiferin and HCE content showed that there are significant differences between species, and that samples can be grouped into species, with few exceptions. These data also provide independent support for various Coffea lineages, as proposed by molecular phylogenetic analyses. Sampling of the hybrids C. arabica and C. heterocalyx cf. indicates that mangiferin and HCE accumulation may be under independent parental influence. This survey of the phenolic composition in Coffea leaves shows that mangiferin and HCE accumulation corresponds to lineage recognition and species delimitation, respectively. Knowledge of the spectrum of phenolic accumulation within species and populations could be of considerable significance for adaptation to specific environments. The potential health benefits of coffee-leaf tea, and beverages and

  4. Avaliação da bebida e outras características de cultivares de Coffea canephora e Coffea congensis Cup quality evaluation of Coffea canephora and Coffea congensis cultivars

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    A. A. Teixeira

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    Full Text Available Analisaram-se várias características morfológicas de amostras de sementes e a qualidade do produto de alguns cultivares de Coffea canephora e de C. congensis, coletadas em quatro localidades do Estado de São Paulo. Utilizou-se uma escala de cinco pontos, desenvolvida em Angola, para avaliação da qualidade da bebida de C. canephora. Os dados obtidos foram comparados com os dos padrões kouillou de C. canephora do Estado do Espírito Santo e mundo-novo de C. arabica. Verificou-se que 46% das amostras de sementes beneficiadas foram classificadas como pertencentes a C. arabica e, 36%, a C. canephora. As porcentagens de sementes do tipo moca variaram de 10 a 50% para as amostras de C. canephora e de 20 a 40% para C. congensis. Para o mundo-novo essa porcentagem foi de 15%. Os dados referentes à qualidade da bebida indicaram que oito amostras deram bebida significativamente melhor do que a do padrão kouillou e nenhuma se revelou melhor do que a do mundo-novo. Comparações entre as médias de pontos conferidos à bebida de 17 amostras de C. canephora despolpadas com as correspondentes não despolpadas, revelaram diferenças significativas, indicando que a operação do despolpamento contribuiu para a melhoria da qualidade da bebida. As amostras de café despolpadas de C. canephora colhidas em Ribeirão Preto revelaram-se de melhor qualidade de bebida, em relação às das outras três localidades: Tietê, Jaú e Pindorama. Os dados obtidos evidenciaram, ainda, que os cultivares de C. congensis e de C. canephora podem dar bebida de qualidade semelhante.Coffea canephora and C. congensis cultivars were evaluated for morphological and cup quality characteristics, comparing seed samples from four localities of the State of São Paulo. A five point scale, developed in Angola for testing cup quality of C. canephora, was used. C. canephora cv. Kouillou, from the State of Espírito Santo, and C. arabica cv. Mundo-Novo were used as standards. According

  5. Nutrição do cafeeiro arábica em função da densidade de plantas e da fertilização com NPK Coffee nutrition as a function of plant density and NPK fertilization

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    Luiz Carlos Prezotti

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    Full Text Available Embora aumente a produtividade por área, o adensamento reduz a produção por planta, eleva sua eficiência de recuperação de nutrientes, o que contribui para a redução da quantidade de fertilizantes a ser aplicada por planta. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resposta do cafeeiro arábica à aplicação de N (100, 300, 500 e 700 kg.ha-1 de N, P (0, 60, 120 e 180 kg.ha-1 de P2O5 e K (100, 300, 500 e 700 kg.ha-1 de K2O, cultivados em diferentes densidades de plantio (3.333, 5.000, 10.000 e 20.000 plantas por hectare. Com base em informações obtidas em cinco produções, não foram observadas diferenças significativas de produtividade em função da densidade de plantas. A resposta em produtividade do café arábica às doses de N, P e K foi variável nos diversos espaçamentos, com maior freqüência de resultados positivos a N e P e menos expressivos para K. Os teores foliares de N e P foram pouco influenciados pelas doses de N e P2O5. Os teores foliares de K foram fortemente influenciados pelas doses de K2O. Cafeeiros submetidos ao sistema de cultivo adensado apresentaram maiores teores foliares de P e K, quando comparados àqueles cultivados em espaçamento mais largo. Os solos sob cultivo adensado, quando comparados a solos sob cultivos mais largos, apresentaram variações em suas características químicas, sendo mais evidente a redução do teor de H + Al.Although increasing in productivity, high-density tree planting provides reduction of the production per plant, increases the efficiency of recovery of nutrients by plants, and can contributes to the reduction of the amount of fertilizers to be applied per plant. Due to evaluate the answer of coffee tree plants (Coffea arabica L. to N (100, 300, 500 e 700 kg.ha-1 of N; P (0, 60, 120 and 180 kg.ha-1 of P2O5 and K (100, 300, 500 and 700 kg.ha-1 of K2O application, on work was carried out in a coffee cultivated at four densities (3,333; 5,000; 10,000 and 20,000 plants

  6. Efeito de indutores de resistência sobre Meloidogyne exigua do cafeeiro Effect of resistance inducers on Meloidogyne exígua of coffee

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    Sônia Maria de Lima Salgado

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    Full Text Available A possibilidade de manejo de Meloidogyne exigua Goeldi, 1887, pela ativação de mecanismos de defesa no cafeeiro representa uma alternativa potencialmente útil no manejo desse patógeno. Com este trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a eclosão e mortalidade de juvenis do segundo estádio (J2 de M. exigua na presença de produtos indutores de resistência e avaliar o efeito do acibenzolar-S-metil (ASM, Bion® na indução de resistência do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica L. 'Catuaí- 144' contra M. exigua. A eclosão e mortalidade do J2 foram avaliadas no ASM e ácido salicílico (AS nas dosagens de 0,2; 0,35 e 0,5 g. i. a./L; e no fosfito de potássio (Hortifós® PK e silicato de potássio (Supa-potássio® nas dosagens 5,0; 7,5 e 10,0 mL/L, empregando água e aldicarbe como testemunhas. No segundo ensaio o ASM (0,2 g i.a./L foi aplicado na quantidade de 125 mL por planta de 'Catuaí-144' com um ano de idade, via pulverização foliar e diretamente ao solo aos 7 dias antes da inoculação e aos 2 e 7 dias após a inoculação de aproximadamente 7000 ovos de M. exigua/planta. Foram utilizadas 8 plantas/tratamento/bloco, totalizando 6 tratamentos (3 épocas de aplicação do ASM, testemunhas absoluta e inoculada, em 4 blocos. Aos 90 dias da inoculação, foi feita a avaliação da população final (número de ovos e juvenis de M. exigua, número de galhas, fator de reprodução (população final/população inicial e peso da matéria fresca da raiz. A dosagem dos produtos não influenciou a eclosão e mortalidade dos J2 de M. exigua. Menor eclosão dos J2 de M. exigua ocorreu igualmente no Supa-potássio® e ácido salicílico, enquanto que a eclosão no ASM e na água foi igual (P The parasitism of coffee roots by Meloidogyne exigua Goeldi, 1887, widespread nematode in the main producing regions, can provoke a series of modifications in the normal development of the plant. The induction of resistance for the activation of existing latent mechanisms of

  7. Emergência de plântulas de cafeeiro em substratos de borra de café

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    Aibi Jorge Torres; Marcelo Bregagnoli; José Mauro Costa Monteiro; Carlos Alberto Machado Carvalho

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    A germinação e velocidade de emergência de sementes de café (Coffea arabica L.) está ligada a fatores intrínsecos e extrínsecos. O substrato é o meio onde ocorre a germinação, podendo servir de fonte de nutrientes às plântulas em desenvolvimento. O uso de substratos alternativos para produzir mudas de café vem sendo pesquisado há vários anos, porém são poucos os trabalhos ligados diretamente ao uso da borra de café como substrato único. O presente trabalho objetivou mostrar a viabilidade de c...

  8. Carbono orgânico e nitrogênio total do solo e suas relações com os espaçamentos de plantio de cafeeiro Soil organic carbon and total nitrogen as related with coffee spacing

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    Otacílio José Passos Rangel

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A densidade de plantio e o arranjo das plantas exercem influência sobre a produção de resíduos vegetais nos agroecossistemas cafeeiros. Esse aporte diferenciado de resíduos regula os teores de C e N do solo. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar os teores de C orgânico e de N total em um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico cultivado com cafeeiro com diversos espaçamentos de plantio. O experimento foi conduzido no período de 1992 a 2004 na Fazenda Experimental da EPAMIG, em Machado (MG. Os tratamentos avaliados consistiram da combinação de quatro espaçamentos entre linhas (2,0; 2,5; 3,0; e 3,5 m, três espaçamentos entre plantas (0,5; 0,75; e 1,0 m e dois sistemas de manejo dos resíduos culturais (entrelinha - EL e projeção da copa - PC, totalizando 24 tratamentos, dispostos no campo em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 x 2, com três repetições. Foram avaliados os teores de C orgânico (CO e de N total do solo (NT, além da relação CO/NT. Nas amostras de solo da EL, os teores de CO e NT foram maiores do que os da PC. O espaçamento de plantio influenciou os teores de CO, com os maiores valores, em geral, no espaçamento de 3,5 m entre as linhas de plantio, quando a distância entre plantas foi de 0,5 e 0,75 m, na profundidade de 0-0,05 m. O maior acúmulo de resíduos vegetais, o menor revolvimento do solo e, conseqüentemente, os maiores teores de matéria orgânica favorecem a ocorrência de maiores teores de CO e NT na EL. A retirada da mata e o cultivo do solo com cafeeiro por 11 anos resultou em decréscimo nos teores de CO de 26 % a 38 % na EL e na PC, respectivamente, e diminuição média de 25 % nos teores de NT.The density and arrangement of trees influences the production of plant residues in coffee agroecosystems. This differentiated input of biomass regulates the contents of soil-C and -N. This study aimed to evaluate the contents of organic C and total N in a Typic Hapludox, in different spacings of (Coffea arabica

  9. Nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase activity in coffee leaves during fruit development Atividade da redutase do nitrato e glutamina sintetase em folhas de cafeeiro durante o desenvolvimento dos frutos

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    Andre Rodrigues Reis

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    Full Text Available Nitrate reductase is the first enzyme in the pathway of nitrate reduction by plants, followed by glutamine synthetase, which incorporates ammonia to glutamine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase activity, total soluble protein content, N and Ni content in coffee leaves during fruit development under field conditions to establish new informations to help assess the N nutritional status and fertilizer management. The experimental design was in randomized complete blocks, arranged in a 3 x 6 factorial design, with five replications. The treatments consisted of 3 N rates (0 - control, 150 and 300 kg ha-1 and six evaluation periods (January, February, March, April, May, and June in six-year-old coffee (Coffea arabica L. plants of Catuaí Vermelho IAC 44 cv. The nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase activities, leaf soluble protein, and N concentrations increased linearly with the N rates. During fruit development, the enzyme activity, leaf soluble protein and N content decreased, due to the leaf senescence process caused by nutrient mobilization to other organs, e.g, to the berries. Leaf Ni increased during fruit development. Beans and raisin-fruits of plants well-supplied with N had higher Ni contents. Enzyme activities, total leaf N and leaf soluble protein, evaluated during the green fruit stage in March, were significantly correlated with coffee yield. These variables can therefore be useful for an early assessment of the coffee N nutritional status as well as coffee yield and N fertilization management.A redutase do nitrato (RN é a primeira enzima na via de redução de nitrato pelas plantas, seguida da glutamina sintetase (GS, a qual incorpora amônia à glutamina. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a atividade dessas enzimas, o teor de proteína solúvel total e a concentração de N e de Ni em folhas e grãos de cafeeiro durante o desenvolvimento dos frutos, em condições de

  10. Compostos bioativos e atividade antioxidante do café (Coffea arabica L. Coffee (Coffea arabica L. bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity

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    Sheila Andrade Abrahão

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com a proposta de avaliar o potencial antioxidante de dois padrões da bebida do café (rio e mole, verdes e torrados, utilizando modelos in vitro. Foram determinados o teor de fenólicos totais, ácido clorogênico (ácido 5-cafeoilquínico e cafeína das bebidas. A avaliação in vitro do potencial antioxidante foi investigada pelos métodos de captação do radical DPPH e pelo poder redutor de metais. Os dois padrões de bebida do café analisados não apresentaram diferenças quanto aos parâmetros cor, ácido clorogênico e cafeína. Observou-se que houve redução nos valores de ácido clorogênico à medida que os grãos foram torrados. O café verde bebida rio apresentou maior teor de fenólicos totais que o café bebida mole. Nos grãos torrados não foi observada diferença. A bebida do café independente da qualidade sensorial apresentou alto poder redutor e importante atividade sequestrante de radicais livres. A atividade sequestrante de radicais livres foi significativamente superior nas amostras obtidas a partir dos grãos torrados, quando comparados aos extratos dos grãos verdes. A torração, porém, reduziu o poder redutor das bebidas do café. Os dados obtidos permitem sugerir que, independente da classificação sensorial da bebida, o café apresenta expressiva capacidade sequestrante de radicais livres e poder redutor de metais.The present work intended to evaluate the antioxidant potential of two coffee sorts (soft and river, green and roasted, in vitro. Phenolic compounds content, chlorogenic acid (5-cafeoyolquinic and caffeine of the beverages were evaluated. In vitro evaluation of the antioxidant potential was investigated by DPPH radical scavenging assay and by reducing the power of metals. Both sorts of coffee did not present statistical differences for color, chlorogenic acid and caffeine. After roasting, 5-cafeoyolquinic acid levels decreased. River coffee beverage presented greater content of phenolics than the soft coffee beverage. In the roasted coffees no significant difference was observed. All sorts of coffee beverages presented high reducing ability and important scavenging activity of free radicals. The scavenging activity was higher in the roasted samples. The roast process decreased the reducing ability of the coffee beverage. Results allow suggesting that independent of the sort, coffee presents expressive antioxidant activity and reducing ability.

  11. Risco climático para a ocorrência da ferrugem do cafeeiro | Climate risk for occurrence of rust on the coffee plant

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    Jéfferson de Oliveira Costa

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    Full Text Available O Brasil é o maior produtor e exportador de café do mundo e ocupa posição de destaque também no consumo. No nosso país, o cafeeiro é cultivado nas mais diversas condições com uma intensidade de doenças variando de uma região para outra, sendo que a principal patologia do café (Coffea spp. é a ferrugem (Hemileia vastatrix. Neste trabalho objetivou-se calcular o risco climático de ocorrência dessa doença utilizando o valor de severidade como critério na tomada de decisão para aplicação de fungicida sistêmico ou de contato para carga alta e média/baixa de frutos. Conclui-se que o risco climático para ocorrência da ferrugem do cafeeiro na região de Piracicaba – SP é alto em praticamente todas as situações testadas.

  12. Impact of roasting time on the sensory profile of arabica and robusta coffee.

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    Bicho, Natalina Cavaco; Leitão, António Eduardo; Ramalho, José Cochicho; de Alvarenga, Nuno Bartolomeu; Lidon, Fernando Cebola

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    Roasted coffee samples of the two major trade species (Coffea arabica and C. canephora) were studied to identify sensory descriptors that might be used to determine blends production and evaluation, following the expectations of consumers. Coffee beans were roasted at 220 + 10 °C, for 7, 9, and 11 min, and the sensory profiles of the beverages were assessed. From descriptive analysis the eigenvalues allowed the identification of two principal components (PCs), being the variance between samples 68.9% and 21.1%. In the first PC the characteristic odor, astringency, body, bitter flavor, burned aroma, and residual, typical, and burned tastes prevailed. The correlation coefficient between the second PC and citric acid flavor and aroma reached 0.96 and 0.78, respectively. It was concluded that in beverages of these species, the descriptors of both components can be separated according to bean roasting time. Considering roasting time, the overall quality was also rated.

  13. Shift in precipitation regime promotes interspecific hybridization of introduced Coffea species.

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    Gomez, Céline; Despinoy, Marc; Hamon, Serge; Hamon, Perla; Salmon, Danyela; Akaffou, Doffou Sélastique; Legnate, Hyacinthe; de Kochko, Alexandre; Mangeas, Morgan; Poncet, Valérie

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    The frequency of plant species introductions has increased in a highly connected world, modifying species distribution patterns to include areas outside their natural ranges. These introductions provide the opportunity to gain new insight into the importance of flowering phenology as a component of adaptation to a new environment. Three Coffea species, C. arabica, C. canephora (Robusta), and C. liberica, native to intertropical Africa have been introduced to New Caledonia. On this archipelago, a secondary contact zone has been characterized where these species coexist, persist, and hybridize spontaneously. We investigated the impact of environmental changes undergone by each species following its introduction in New Caledonia on flowering phenology and overcoming reproductive barriers between sister species. We developed species distribution models and compared both environmental envelopes and climatic niches between native and introduced hybrid zones. Flowering phenology was monitored in a population in the hybrid zone along with temperature and precipitation sequences recorded at a nearby weather station. The extent and nature of hybridization events were characterized using chloroplast and nuclear microsatellite markers. The three Coffea species encountered weak environmental suitability compared to their native ranges when introduced to New Caledonia, especially C. arabica and C. canephora. The niche of the New Caledonia hybrid zone was significantly different from all three species' native niches based on identity tests (I Similarity and D Schoener's Similarity Indexes). This area appeared to exhibit intermediate conditions between the native conditions of the three species for temperature-related variables and divergent conditions for precipitation-related ones. Flowering pattern in these Coffea species was shown to have a strong genetic component that determined the time between the triggering rain and anthesis (flower opening), specific to each species

  14. Influência da capacidade de campo na taxa de crescimento do cafeeiro conilon

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    Maria Christina Junger Delôgo Dardengo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da capacidade de campo (CC na taxa de crescimento do cafeeiro conilon a partir da adoção de três tensões: 0,006 MPa (CC1, 0,010 MPa (CC2 e 0,033 MPa (CC3, em dois tipos de solo (Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo e Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo. O experimento foi montado em casa de vegetação no Núcleo de Estudos e de Difusão de Tecnologia em Floresta, Recursos Hídricos e Agricultura Sustentável, município de Jerônimo Monteiro, Espírito Santo. A espécie vegetal utilizada foi a Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner, variedade Robusta Tropical (EMCAPER 8151, cultivada em vaso de 12 litros, por um período de 255 dias. As análises de crescimento foram realizadas 15 dias após o transplantio das mudas e no final do experimento, para determinação de matéria seca total e área foliar. O teor de umidade do solo na capacidade de campo varia com a tensão adotada em sua determinação. As maiores taxas de crescimentos relativo e absoluto do cafeeiro conilon foram obtidas quando a umidade do solo foi mantida na capacidade de campos determinada na tensão de 0,010 MPa no Latossolo Vermelho­Amarelo e de 0,006 MPa no Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo. As menores taxas de crescimento da cultura foram observa­das na capacidade de campo determinada na tensão de 0,033 MPa, o que inviabiliza a sua adoção na estimativa da lâmina de irrigação utilizando-se a câmara de pressão de Richards.

  15. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: X - Seleção visando eliminar o defeito "lojas vazias do fruto" no café Mundo Novo Coffee breeding: X - Selection to eliminate plants with high frequency of empty fruit locules in the Mundo Novo coffee

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    A. Carvalho

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    proportion of plants of the Mundo Novo coffee (a strain of Coffea arabica L. var. bourbon (B. Rodr. Choussy produce an abnormally large number of fruits with empty locules. Since this character reduces the rate of coffee beans per weight of fruit, selection was started aiming at reducing or eliminating plants having this defect, and thereby increasing the yeild of coffee beans. Preliminary investigations carried out in 1950 on the occurrence of empty locules in selfed progenies and hybrids of the bourbon plant No. 44, which presents a high percentage of this defect, indicated that this characteristic was heritable. It was also determined that only normal plants were found in progenies of normal individuals, even when these belonged to progenies in which some of the sibs produced large number of fruits with empty locules. Based on this information, seeds from normal, high yielding plants of Mundo Novo coffee were released to coffee growers in 1950. In one of the first farms to use selected seeds of Mundo Novo coffee, approximately 7,000 trees (one tree is really a group of four plants in the same hill were planted with seeds produced by the best plants of five of the most outstanding progenies of this variety. A small crop was available in 1953. Due to the increasing demand for selected seeds of Mundo Novo coffee, it was then suggested that the State Extension Service buy the seeds produced in this farm and distribute them to coffee growers that were willing to plant them for seed production. Before this suggestion was put into effect, the whole planting was surveyed for the presence of plants producing large numbers of fruits with empty locules. By means of a sampling technique, it was determined that only from 2 to 7 per cent of abnormal plants were found in the plantation. When these numbers were contrasted with the 50 per cent index of undesirable trees normally found in the original Mundo Novo plantings, it became evident that selection to eliminate plants producing

  16. Biochemical and molecular characterization of the antioxidative system of Coffea sp. under cold conditions in genotypes with contrasting tolerance.

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    Fortunato, Ana S; Lidon, Fernando C; Batista-Santos, Paula; Leitão, António Eduardo; Pais, Isabel P; Ribeiro, Ana I; Ramalho, José Cochicho

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    Low positive temperature (chilling) is frequently linked to the promotion of oxidative stress conditions, and is of particular importance in the coffee plant due to its severe impact on growth, development, photosynthesis and production. Nevertheless, some acclimation ability has been reported within the Coffea genus, and is possibly related to oxidative stress control. Using an integrated biochemical and molecular approach, the characterization of the antioxidative system of genotypes with different cold acclimation abilities was performed. Experiments were carried out using 1.5-year-old coffee seedlings of Coffea canephora cv. Apoatã, C. arabica cv. Catuaí, C. dewevrei and 2 hybrids, Icatu (C. arabicaxC. canephora) and Piatã (C. dewevreixC. arabica) subjected to a gradual cold treatment and a recovery period. Icatu showed the greatest ability to control oxidative stress, as reflected by the enhancement of several antioxidative components (Cu,Zn-SOD and APX activities; ascorbate, alpha-tocopherol and chlorogenic acids (CGAs) contents) and lower reactive oxygen species contents (H(2)O(2) and OH). Gene expression studies show that GRed, DHAR and class III and IV chitinases might also be involved in the cold acclimation ability of Icatu. Catuaí showed intermediate acclimation ability through the reinforcement of some antioxidative molecules, usually to a lesser extent than that observed in Icatu. On the other hand, C. dewevrei showed the poorest response in terms of antioxidant accumulation, and also showed the greatest increase in OH values. The difference in the triggering of antioxidative traits supports the hypothesis of its importance to cold (and photoinhibition) tolerance in Coffea sp. and could provide a useful probe to identify tolerant genotypes. Copyright 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  17. New Insights on Coffea miRNAs: Features and Evolutionary Conservation.

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    Chaves, S S; Fernandes-Brum, C N; Silva, G F F; Ferrara-Barbosa, B C; Paiva, L V; Nogueira, F T S; Cardoso, T C S; Amaral, L R; de Souza Gomes, M; Chalfun-Junior, A

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    Small RNAs influence the gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by guiding messenger RNA (mRNA) cleavage, translational repression, and chromatin modifications. In addition to model plants, the microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified in different crop species. In this work, we developed a specific pipeline to search for coffee miRNA homologs on expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and genome survey sequences (GSS) databases. As a result, 36 microRNAs were identified and a total of 616 and 362 potential targets for Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, respectively. The evolutionary analyses of these molecules were performed by comparing the primary and secondary structures of precursors and mature miRNAs with their orthologs. Moreover, using a stem-loop RT-PCR assay, we evaluated the accumulation of mature miRNAs in genomes with different ploidy levels, detecting an increase in the miRNAs accumulation according to the ploidy raising. Finally, a 5' RACE (Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends) assay was performed to verify the regulation of auxin responsive factor 8 (ARF8) by MIR167 in coffee plants. The great variety of target genes indicates the functional plasticity of these molecules and reinforces the importance of understanding the RNAi-dependent regulatory mechanisms. Our results expand the study of miRNAs and their target genes in this crop, providing new challenges to understand the biology of these species.

  18. Phospholipids profile in chloroplasts of Coffea spp. genotypes differing in cold acclimation ability.

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    Scotti-Campos, Paula; Pais, Isabel P; Partelli, Fábio L; Batista-Santos, Paula; Ramalho, José C

    2014-02-15

    Environmental temperature change may induce modifications in membrane lipid properties and composition, which account for different physiological responses among plant species. Coffee plants, as many tropical species, are particularly sensitive to cold, but genotypes can present differences that can be exploited to improve crop management and breeding. This work intended to highlight the changes promoted by low non-freezing temperatures (chilling) in phospholipid (PL) composition of chloroplast membranes of genotypes from two Coffea species, Coffea arabica cv. Catuaí (moderately tolerant) and Coffea canephora cv. Conilon (Clone 153, more susceptible), and relate them with cold sensitivity differences. Such evaluation was performed considering a gradual temperature decrease, chilling (4 °C) exposure and a recovery period under rewarming conditions. Catuaí presented an earlier acclimation response than Clone 153 (CL 153). It displayed a higher metabolic activity during acclimation (total fatty acids and total PL increases) and chilling (phosphatidylglycerol increases), and an overall better recovery. Catuaí also showed the highest phosphatidylglycerol unsaturation (higher double bond index) after chilling, in contrast with CL 153 (gradual unsaturation decrease). Higher unsaturation degree in Catuaí than in CL 153 was also observed for phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositol, resulting, mainly, from raises in unsaturated C18:2 and C18:3. It is suggested that an enhanced PL synthesis and turnover induced by a gradual cold exposure, as well as unsaturation increases in major PL classes, is related to decreased Catuaí susceptibility to low temperatures and strongly contributes to sustain photosynthetic activity in this genotype under chilling conditions, as reported in previous work by this team. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  19. Fontes de resistência ao bicho-mineiro, Perileucoptera coffeella, em Coffea spp. Sources of resistance to leaf miner, Perileucoptera coffeella, in Coffea spp.

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    Oliveiro Guerreiro Filho

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se determinar, em nível de laboratório, por meio de infestações artificiais uniformes, fontes de resistência ao bicho-mineiro Perileucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Mèneville, 1842, entre as espécies Coffea stenophyila, C. salvatríx, C. racemosa, C. liberíca, C. eugenioides, C. kapakata, C. dewevrei, C. brevípes, C. congensis e C, canephora e os cultivares Catuaí Vermelho e Mundo Novo de C. arábica. Utilizaram-se testes de livre escolha e de confinamento, sendo avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: oviposição, número de discos lesionados por parcela, nota visual, área foliar danificada por parcela e área foliar danificada por lagarta. De acordo com os parâmetros analisados, pode-se, com relação ao número de pontos atribuídos na avaliação visual e quanto à porcentagem de discos lesionados, agrupar as espécies C. stenophyila, C. brevipes, C. liberíca e C. salvatrix, como altamente resistentes; C. racemosa, C. kapakata, C. dewevrei e C. eugenioides, como moderadamente resistentes, e C. congensis, C. canephora e C. arabica, como suscetíveis. Considerando os parâmetros área foliar danificada por parcela e área foliar danificada por lagarta, C. arabica pode ser classificada como altamente suscetível, mantendo-se C. congensis e C. canephora como suscetíveis.The species C. stenophyila, C. salvatrix, C. racemosa, C. liberíca, C. eugenioides, C. kapakata, C. dewevrei, C. brevipes, C. congensis and C. canephora and cvs Catuaí Vermelho and Mundo Novo of C. arabica were evaluated for resistance to leaf miner (Períleucoptera coffeeila (Guérin-Mèneville, 1842 under lab conditions with artificial infestations of leaf discs. There was no preference of P. coffeella for oviposition on any of the afore mentioned species. According to subjective visual ratings, number of discs with lesions, damaged foliar area and caterpillar consumption, C. stenophylla, C. salvatrix, C. Ilberica and C. brevipescan be considered as highly

  20. Dependencia del café Coffea arabica L. var. Colombia por la micorriza vesiculo-arbuscular

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    Estrada M. Guillermo

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    In this work it was determined the degree of dependence of the Colombia variety for VAM with different P levels. For that were made two bioassay in nutritional solutions, using river sand as substrate, and in natural soil, and uninfected, coming from Darién (Valle coffee zone. Treatments using nutritional solutions formed a factorial 2 by 5, with and without inoculation plus 5 P levels (20, 30, 40, 50 and 80 ppm. Glomus manihot was inoculated having 200 spores per plant, applied to the root when the were transplanted, Random complete blocks in split plots was the design used. Determinations were made at 60, 120 and 180 days after transplants were made. Results in nutritional solutions showed that small coffee plants var. Colombia, have different dependence degrees to the 20 and 30 P ppm and were absolutely dependent to VAM. In soil, at 180 days, the development of inoculated plants was greater for all P levels, In uninfected soil the plants do not take P and do not grow, except in they were inoculated; such high VAM dependence was evident also in high P levels.

    Para determinar el grado de dependencia de la variedad Colombia por MVA a diferentes niveles de P se realizaron 2 bioensayos: en soluciones nutritivas, con arena de río como sustrato, y en suelo natural y des infestado procedente de la zona cafetera de Darién - Valle. Los tratamientos en soluciones nutritivas conformaron un factorial 2 x 5 con y sin inoculo y 5 niveles de P (20, 30, 40, 50 y 80 ppm; en suelo, un factorial de 4 x 5 sustrato-condición de suelo y 5 niveles de P (5, 15, 30, 50 Y80 ppm. Se inoculó con Glomus manihot a razón de 200 esporas/planta, aplicadas a la raíz al momento del trasplante. En ambos ensayos se utilizó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con arreglo en parcelas divididas. Se efectuaron determinaciones a los 60, 120 y 180 días después del trasplante a bolsa. En soluciones nutritivas, las plantas presentaron grados de dependencia diversos: a los niveles de 20 y 30 ppm de P, se comportaron como dependientes absolutas de la MVA, de allí en adelante como facultativas. En suelo, a los 180 días, el desarrollo de las plantas inoculadas fue mayor en tocios los niveles de P. En suelo desinfestado, las plantas no tornaron el P ni crecieron si no estaban inoculadas, esta alta dependencia por MVA fue evidente aún a los niveles más altos de P.

  1. Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis in three ethiopian Coffea arabica Lin. hybrids

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    RA Ramos

    2009-01-01

    Abbreviations: BA (6-benzyladenine; 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; IBA (indole-3-butyric acid; MS (Murashige and Skoog; NAA (naphthaleneacetic acid, GA3 (Gibberellic acid, CV (Coefficient of variation, S.E (Standard error.

  2. Chemometric discrimination of genetically modified Coffea arabica cultivars using spectroscopic and chromatographic fingerprints.

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    Moreira, Ivanira; Scarminio, Ieda Spacino

    2013-03-30

    Multivariate statistical design and principal component analysis (PCA) applied to RP-HPLC-DAD and FTIR spectroscopic data were performed to investigate the fingerprints of four coffee cultivars, traditional red bourbon and three genetically modified cultivars. The design and response surface results showed that extraction dependence on solvent composition of one of the genetically modified cultivars, IAPAR 59, was very similar to that found for the red bourbon standard. PCA of the FTIR spectra obtained from all the simplex centroid design mixtures indicated that the 1:1 binary ethanol-dichloromethane solution resulted in the best separation of the four cultivars. The IPR 108 cultivar has more intense vibrational bands in the 3200-3,600 cm(-1) and 1100-1,600 cm(-1) regions indicating higher acid and fat levels than those of the other cultivars. The UV absorptions close to 275 nm of the RP-HPLC-DAD spectra are correlated with the strengths of the infrared absorptions between 3400 and 3,460 cm(-1) and can be explained by varying caffeine concentrations in the four cultivars. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Effect of greenhouse conditions on the leaf apoplastic proteome of Coffea arabica plants.

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    Guerra-Guimarães, Leonor; Vieira, Ana; Chaves, Inês; Pinheiro, Carla; Queiroz, Vagner; Renaut, Jenny; Ricardo, Cândido P

    2014-06-02

    This work describes the coffee leaf apoplastic proteome and its modulation by the greenhouse conditions. The apoplastic fluid (APF) was obtained by leaf vacuum infiltration, and the recovered proteins were separated by 2-DE and subsequently identified by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight-mass spectrometry, followed by homology search in EST coffee databases. Prediction tools revealed that the majority of the 195 identified proteins are involved in cell wall metabolism and in stress/defense responses. Although most of the proteins follow the classical secretory mechanism, a low percentage of them seem to result from unconventional secretion (leaderless secreted proteins). Principal components analysis revealed that the APF samples formed two distinct groups, with the temperature amplitude mostly contributing for this separation (higher or lower than 10°C, respectively). Sixty one polypeptide spots allowed defining these two groups and 28 proteins were identified, belonging to carbohydrate metabolism, cell wall modification and proteolysis. Interestingly stress/defense proteins appeared as more abundant in Group I which is associated with a higher temperature amplitude. It seems that the proteins in the coffee leaf APF might be implicated in structural modifications in the extracellular space that are crucial for plant development/adaptation to the conditions of the prevailing environment. This is the first detailed proteomic study of the coffee leaf apoplastic fluid (APF) and of its modulation by the greenhouse conditions. The comprehensive overview of the most abundant proteins present in the extra-cellular compartment is particularly important for the understanding of coffee responses to abiotic/biotic stress. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Environmental and structural proteomics. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Effects of shade on growth, production and quality of coffee (Coffea arabica) in Ethiopia

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    Bote, A.D.; Struik, P.C.

    2011-01-01

    The research work was conducted to evaluate the effect of shade on growth and production of coffee plants. To achieve this, growth and productivity of coffee plants growing under shade trees were compared with those of coffee plants growing under direct sun light. Different physiological, environmental and quality parameters were assessed for both treatments. Shade trees protected coffee plants against adverse environmental stresses such as high soil temperatures and low relative humidity. Sh...

  5. Effects of shade on growth, production and quality of coffee (Coffea arabica) in Ethiopia

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    Bote, A.D.; Struik, P.C.

    2011-01-01

    The research work was conducted to evaluate the effect of shade on growth and production of coffee plants. To achieve this, growth and productivity of coffee plants growing under shade trees were compared with those of coffee plants growing under direct sun light. Different physiological,

  6. Anatomic and physiological modifications in seedlings of Coffea arabica cultivar Siriema under drought conditions

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    Emanuelle Ferreira Melo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Due to the weather changes prognostic for the coming years, the understanding of water deficit and physiological responses of plants to drought becomes an important requirement in order to develop technologies such as mechanisms to assist plants to cope with longer drought periods, which will be essential to maintenance of Brazilian and worldwide production. This study aimed to evaluate ecophysiological and anatomical aspects as well as the nitrate reductase activity in Siriema coffee seedlings subjected to four treatments: Daily irrigated, non-irrigated, re-irrigated 24 hours and re-irrigated 48 hours after different stress periods. Non-irrigation promoted a reduction in leaf water potential being accented from the ninth day of evaluation onwards. Re-irrigation promoted a partial recovery of the plant water potential. Non-irrigated plants showed an increase in stomatal resistance and reduction of transpiration and nitrate reductase activity. In the roots, there was a decrease in nitrate reductase activity under water stress. Leaf anatomical modifications were significant only for the adaxial surface epidermis and palisade parenchyma thickness, this latter characteristic being higher in control plants. Stomatal density and polar and equatorial diameter ratios showed the highest values in plants under water stress. In the roots, differences only in the cortex thickness being bigger in the non-irrigated treatment could be observed. Therefore, Siriema coffee plants under water stress show physiological, biochemical and anatomical modifications that contribute to the tolerance of this genotype to these conditions.

  7. Glyphosate accumulation, translocation, and biological effects in Coffea arabica after single and multiple exposures

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    Schrübbers, Lars Christoph; Valverde, Bernal E.; Strobel, Bjarne W.

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    In perennial crops like coffee, glyphosate drift exposure can occur multiple times during its commercial life span. Due to limited glyphosate degradation in higher plants, a potential accumulation of glyphosate could lead to increased biological effects with increased exposure frequency....... In this study, we investigated glyphosate translocation over time, and its concentration and biological effects after single and multiple simulated spray-drift exposures. Additionally, shikimic acid/glyphosate ratios were used as biomarkers for glyphosate binding to its target enzyme.Four weeks after...... the exposure, glyphosate was continuously translocated. Shikimic acid levels were lin-ear correlated with glyphosate levels. After two months, however, glyphosate appeared to have reduced activity. In the greenhouse, multiple applications resulted in higher internal glyphosate concentrations.The time...

  8. Novel Endophytic Trichoderma spp. Isolated from Healthy Coffea arabica Roots are Capable of Controlling Coffee Tracheomycosis

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    Temesgen Belayneh Mulaw; Irina S. Druzhinina; Christian P. Kubicek; Lea Atanasova

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    One of the biggest threats to coffee growers in East Africa are emerging vascular wilt diseases (tracheomycosis) caused by Fusarium spp. Many Trichoderma species are known to be natural antagonists of these pathogens and are widely used in biological control of fungal plant diseases. More recently, several Trichoderma spp., which exhibited high antifungal activity have been isolated as endophytes. Consequently, we have investigated the presence and the antagonistic activity of endophytic Tric...

  9. Brevipalpus phoenicis (group species B) on Citrus spp. and Coffea arabica, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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    Some mite species of the genus Brevipalpus are considered pests of economic importance for several agricultural crops such as citrus and coffee. They are associated with the transmission of viruses [e.g.:citrus leprosis virus (CiLV), coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV)]. Recent studies indicate that the ...

  10. Antioxidant Activity of Fermented and Nonfermented Coffee (Coffea arabica Pulp Extracts

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    Gerardo Saucedo-Castañeda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Coffee pulp contains natural antioxidants like hydroxycinnamic acids, most of which are covalently linked to the cell wall. These compounds can be released by fermentation or enzymatic processes. In this study, the antioxidant properties of fermented and nonfermented coffee pulp have been evaluated. Coffee pulp was fermented by solid-state fermentation using the fungus Aspergillus tamarii. Fermented and nonfermented samples of coffee pulp were extracted with aqueous methanol followed by alkaline hydrolysis. In both cases, the total polyphenol concentration was quantified by Folin-Ciocalteu method, then hydroxycinnamic acids were concentrated using ethyl acetate and quantified by HPLC. The antioxidant properties of samples were determined by radical monocation of 2,2’-azinobis-( 3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid [ABTS]·+: the antioxidant activity was determined by kinetic parameters known as ED50, tED50 and antiradical efficiency (AE. Fermented extracts containing free hydroxycinnamic acids showed better antiradical activity against [ABTS]·+ than the other nonfermented ones. There were no significant differences in the total content of polyphenols in fermented and nonfermented coffee pulp, but the content of total hydroxycinnamic acids was higher in the nonfermented coffee pulp extracts (47.1 g/kg than in the fermented coffee pulp (30.9 g/kg. Nevertheless, the fermentation process increased the fraction of free hydroxycinnamic acids (47 % and consequently decreased those covalently linked to the cell wall. The results of the antioxidant activity assays could be explained by the presence of free hydroxycinnamic acids. Fermented coffee pulp assays showed that free hydroxycinnamic acids were metabolised by A. tamarii. This study shows the potential of using coffee pulp as a natural source of antioxidants.

  11. Vespas sociais (Hymenoptera: Vespidae em lavouras de Coffea arabica L. (Rubiaceae no Sul de Minas Gerais

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    Janaina de Laira Freitas

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available As vespas sociais desempenham importante função nas comunidades, seja nos ecossistemas naturais seja nos agrícolas, realizando a polinização e/ou predação de outros organismos, principalmente de lagartas, o que revela seu potencial para o controle biológico. Objetivou-se com este trabalho inventariar a fauna de vespas sociais existentes em áreas de cultivo de café nos municípios de Inconfidentes e Ouro Fino, sul de Minas Gerais; verificar a atratividade de quatro iscas, além de avaliar a Influência de um fragmento de mata nativa sobre a riqueza e abundância das espécies. Foram capturados 3.405 indivíduos de vespas sociais, distribuídas em oito gêneros e 19 espécies. O cafezal associado a fragmento florestal, no município de Inconfidentes, registrou maior riqueza específica (S=17, abundância (N=2.656 e dominância (D= 0, 4448. O gênero Polybia foi o mais representativo, com sete espécies (37%. Agelaia pallipes (51% e Agelaia multipicta (15% foram as espécies mais abundantes. O índice de similaridade entre as áreas foi de 65%, com 13 espécies comuns. As armadilhas atrativas são eficientes para a coleta das espécies vespas sociais; e a manutenção de áreas de vegetação natural próximas aos cultivos garante uma maior abundância de espécies. No entanto, parece não ficar clara a influência da área de mata sobre a riqueza, pelo fato de várias espécies de vespas sociais serem euriécias.

  12. Morfología del café (coffea arabica l.), en lotes comerciales. Nicaragua

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    Mois\\u00E9s Blanco; Jeremy Haggar; Pedro Moraga; Jazm\\u00EDn del Carmen Madriz; Giovanny Pav\\u00F3n

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    El estudio se realizó en el Centro de Capacitación y Servicio Regional Pacífico (Jardín Botánico), ubicado en la ciudad de Masatepe, Nicaragua en el periodo del mes de junio del 2000 a febrero del 2001. El objetivo fue caracterizar cada lote de café, basándose en sus aspectos agro ecológicos. Se trabajó con ocho lotes de café ya establecidos en plena producción, con diferentes distancias de siembra, niveles de sombra y variedades. La metodología aplicada contempl ó cin...

  13. Morfología del café (coffea arabica l., en lotes comerciales. Nicaragua

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    Mois\\u00E9s Blanco

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se realizó en el Centro de Capacitación y Servicio Regional Pacífico (Jardín Botánico, ubicado en la ciudad de Masatepe, Nicaragua en el periodo del mes de junio del 2000 a febrero del 2001. El objetivo fue caracterizar cada lote de café, basándose en sus aspectos agro ecológicos. Se trabajó con ocho lotes de café ya establecidos en plena producción, con diferentes distancias de siembra, niveles de sombra y variedades. La metodología aplicada contempl ó cinco puntos por lote y diez plantas por punto; tomando a cada una, variables de: altura de planta, número de pisos, longitud de bandola, número de hojas por bandola y diámetro del tallo. Hubo diferencia entre los lotes de café debido a la variedad sembrada, y de sombra y manejo agronómico. Se dan recomendaciones de manejo agronómico del cultivo del café.

  14. Morfología del café (Coffea arabica L.), en lotes comerciales . Nicaragua.

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    Blanco-Navarro, Moisés; Haggar, Jeremy; Moraga, Pedro; Madriz, Jazmín del Carmen; Pavón, Giovanny

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    El estudio se realizó en el Centro deCapacitación y Servicio Regional Pacífico (Jardín Botánico),ubicado en la ciudad de Masatepe, Nicaragua en el periodo delmes de junio del 2000 a febrero del 2001. El objetivo fue caracterizarcada lote de café, basándose en sus aspectos agroecológicos. Se trabajó con ocho lotes de café ya establecidosen plena producción, con diferentes distancias de siembra, nivelesde sombra y variedades. La metodología aplicada contempló cinco puntos por lote y diez planta...

  15. Tree management and environmental conditions affect coffee (Coffea arabica L.) bean quality

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    Bote, A.D.; Vos, Jan

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    Coffees with specific taste and quality fetch higher prices. Although coffee plays a dominant role in the Ethiopian national economy, the country's coffee industry is generally characterized by low productivity and low quality. To address this issue, this study analysed the interactive effect of

  16. Design, Construction and Performance Evaluation of A Coffee (Coffea Arabica) Threshing Machine

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    OGUNLADE,; Clement A

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    Coffee ranks as one of the world's most valuable and widely traded commodity crops and is an important export product of several countries. The objective of this research is to design, construct and evaluate a machine for threshing coffee. The material of construction was selected based on strength, availability, durability and corrosiveness. The main component parts of the machine include: shaft (300 rpm and diameter 25mm), concave sieve (Ø 10mm), the threshing head, sieve an...

  17. Morphological and Molecular Evaluation of a Meloidogyne hapla Population Damaging Coffee (Coffea arabica) in Maui, Hawaii.

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    Handoo, Z A; Skantar, A M; Carta, L K; Schmitt, D P

    2005-06-01

    An unusual population of Meloidogyne hapla, earlier thought to be an undescribed species, was found causing large galls, without adventitious roots, and substantial damage to coffee in Maui, Hawaii. Only in Brazil had similar damage to coffee been reported by this species. Unlike M. exigua from South and Central America, this population reproduced well on coffee cv. Mokka and M. incognita-susceptible tomato but poorly on tomato with the Mi resistance gene. Characterization included SEM images, esterase isozymes, and five DNA sequences: i) the D3 segment of the large subunit (LSU-D3 or 28S) rDNA, ii) internal transcribed spacer (ITS-1) rDNA, iii) intergenic spacer (IGS) rDNA, iv) the mitochondrial interval from cytochrome oxidase (CO II) to 16S mtDNA, and v) the nuclear gene Hsp90. Sequences for ITS-1, IGS, and COII were similar to other M. hapla populations, but within species ITS-1 variability was not less than among species. One LSU-D3 haplotype was similar to a previously analyzed population with two minor haplotypes. Hsp90 exhibited some variation between Maryland and Hawaiian populations distinct from other species. Females were narrow with wide vulval slits, large interphasmidial distances, and more posterior excretory pores; 20% of perineal patterns had atypical perivulval lines. Males had a low b ratio (<12 microm). Juveniles had a short distance between stylet and dorsal gland orifice. Juvenile body length was short (<355 microm) and was different between summer and winter populations.

  18. AMATE PAPER IN PULP OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica (BENEFIT WET RESIDUE

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    Noé Aguilar-Rivera

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    Full Text Available Amate (amatl is a handmade paper of Mexico made by Otomi Indians. This craft is made from bark of tree bark amate or jonote. It is originally developed in the states of Puebla, Hidalgo and Veracruz especially in San Pablito, Puebla. However, amate paper is sold as background Nahua paintings by artists from the state of Guerrero. Amate paper paintings are a combination of Nahua and Otomi traditions. While there have been some minor innovations, the amate paper is still done with the same basic process used in the pre-Hispanic period by obtaining a classical amate tree bark fiber. This is negatively affecting the ecosystem of the North of Puebla and forcing vendors bark in search of other species, so it is necessary to make paper amate more sustainably, including new types of bark from other species and by-products of agro-industries such as rice, coffee sugar cane, and other types of fiber that have high-availability The objective of this work was to analyze and compare the Chemical pulp of coffee characteristics, as raw material for amate paper of higher quality than that produced from the bark of other species. The results showed that the structural and chemical characteristics of coffee pulp cellulose pulp showed ease of paper making, due to its properties of adherence, formation and agglutination of fibers similar to the high quality of the final product as the amate tree bark-derived paper.

  19. Oleosin gene family of Coffea canephora: quantitative expression analysis of five oleosin genes in developing and germinating coffee grain.

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    Simkin, Andrew J; Qian, Tingzhi; Caillet, Victoria; Michoux, Franck; Ben Amor, Mohamed; Lin, Chenwei; Tanksley, Steve; McCarthy, James

    2006-05-01

    Coffee grains have an oil content between 10% and 16%, with these values associated with Coffea canephora (robusta) and C. arabica (arabica), respectively. As the majority of the oil stored in oil seeds is contained in specific structures called oil bodies, we were interested in determining whether there are any differences in the expression of the main oil body proteins, the oleosins, between the robusta and arabica varieties. Here, we present the isolation, characterization and quantitative expression analysis of six cDNAs representing five genes of the coffee oleosin family (CcOLE-1 to CcOLE-5) and one gene of the steroleosin family (CcSTO-1). Each coffee oleosin cDNA encodes for the signature structure for oleosins, a long hydrophobic central sequence containing a proline KNOT motif. Sequence analysis also indicates that the C-terminal domain of CcOLE-1, CcOLE-3 and CcOLE-5 contain an 18-residue sequence typical of H-form oleosins. Quantitative RT-PCR showed that the transcripts of all five oleosins were predominantly expressed during grain maturation in robusta and arabica grain, with CcOLE-1 and CcOLE-2 being more highly expressed. While the relative expression levels of the five oleosins were similar for robusta and arabica, significant differences in the absolute levels of expression were found between the two species. Quantitative analysis of oleosin transcripts in germinating arabica grain generally showed that the levels of these transcripts were lower in the grain after drying, and then further decreased during germination, except for a small spike of expression for CcOLE-2 early in germination. In contrast, the levels of CcSTO-1 transcripts remained relatively constant during germination, in agreement with suggestions that this protein is actively involved in the process of oil body turnover. Finally, we discuss the implications of the coffee oleosin expression data presented relative to the predicted roles for the different coffee oleosins during

  20. Performance of coffee origin and genotype in organoleptic and physical quality of arabica coffee in North Sumatra Province of Indonesia

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    Malau, Sabam; Siagian, Albiner; Sirait, Bilter; Pandiangan, Samse

    2017-09-01

    The objective of this research was to determine effect of coffee origin and genotype on organoleptic and physical quality of Arabica coffea L. growing in North Sumatra. Seven districts treated as origins and 28 genotypes were chosen. The research was conducted with nested design with 3 factors. Organoleptic parameters were fragrance/aroma, flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, uniformity, balance, clean cup, sweetness, overall and total score. Physical quality was green bean weight. The results revealed that origins affected significantly organoleptic quality. Coffee from Dairi showed the highest total score (90,82). Genotypes were significantly different in organoleptic quality. Genotype Da17, Da18, Da19, Da20 and Hu4 had the best total score (89,85 -91,68). Total score did not correlate with green bean weight but had positive correlation with altitude. Among organoleptic parameters, acidity was more significant for total score (r2 = 0,836). Altitude had more effect on acidity (r2 = 0,486).

  1. Stable Radical Content and Anti-Radical Activity of Roasted Arabica Coffee: From In-Tact Bean to Coffee Brew

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    Troup, Gordon J.; Navarini, Luciano; Liverani, Furio Suggi; Drew, Simon C.

    2015-01-01

    The roasting of coffee beans generates stable radicals within melanoidins produced by non-enzymatic browning. Roasting coffee beans has further been suggested to increase the antioxidant (AO) capacity of coffee brews. Herein, we have characterized the radical content and AO capacity of brews prepared from Coffea arabica beans sourced directly from an industrial roasting plant. In-tact beans exhibited electron paramagnetic resonance signals arising from Fe3+, Mn2+ and at least three distinct stable radicals as a function of roasting time, whose intensity changed upon grinding and ageing. In coffee brews, the roasting-induced radicals were harboured within the high molecular weight (> 3 kD) melanoidin-containing fraction at a concentration of 15 nM and was associated with aromatic groups within the melanoidins. The low molecular weight (coffee is dominated by low molecular weight phenolic compounds. PMID:25856192

  2. Qualidade da bebida em espécies e populações derivadas de híbridos interespecíficos de Coffea Cupping quality of coffee species and interspecific hybrids

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    Alcides Carvalho

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se, em dois experimentos, a qualidade da bebida das espécies Coffea canephora e C. congensis e derivados de híbridações interespecíficas [C. canephora duplicado (dp x C. arabica, C. canephora x C. eugenioides, C. arabica x C. dewevrei dp e C. racemosa x C. arabica]. Por tratar-se de análise de bebida de cafés pouco conhecidos, avaliou-se a eficiência de uma escala de 1 a 10 pontos em comparação à escala de 0 a 5 pontos utilizada para C. arabica. Foram, também, acrescentadas pelos provadores indicações relacionadas ao gosto da bebida. A escala de 6 pontos mostrou-se pouco eficaz na discriminação dos tratamentos e a de 10 pontos, utilizada alternativamente, revelou-se mais eficiente nos dois experimentos. No primeiro, verificou-se, quanto à qualidade, uma superioridade dos grupos C arabica x C. dewevrei dp e C. canephora dp x C. arabica pelas duas escalas. No segundo experimento, o grupo C. racemosa x C. arabica apresentou a maior média, apesar de não diferir, pela escala 1, dos demais grupos. Pela escala 2, superou, no entanto, os grupos C. canephora e C. congensis. Gostos incomuns foram observados nas amostras com relação à bebida. Atribuem-se à grande diversidade do material analisado e a falta de familiarização dos provadores com espécies bem diferentes de C. arabica, certas discrepâncias com relação à determinação desses defeitos nas amostras analisadas.Investigations on coffee cupping quality of the species C. canephora, C. congensis and several populations derived from interespecific crosses (C. canephora dp x C. arabica, C. canephora x C. eugenioides, C. arabica x C. dewevrei dp and C. racemosa x C. arabica were undertaken in two trials, in order to guide breeding programs using this germoplasm. Two grading systems were used for classification of the cupping quality, the normal six points scale used for C. arabica samples and a new one with 10 points, 1 for the lowest and 10 for the highest quality

  3. AFLP analysis among Ethiopian arabica coffee genotypes

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    STORAGESEVER

    2008-09-17

    Sep 17, 2008 ... AFLP analysis among Ethiopian arabica coffee genotypes. Yigzaw Dessalegn1*, L. Herselman2 and M. T. Labuschagne2. 1IPMS Project, Bure PLW, P.O. Box 03, Bure, Ethiopia. 2University of the Free State, Department of Plant Sciences, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, Republic of South Africa.

  4. Fragmentation and management of Ethiopian moist evergreen forest drive compositional shifts of insect communities visiting wild Arabica coffee flowers.

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    Berecha, Gezahegn; Aerts, Raf; Muys, Bart; Honnay, Olivier

    2015-02-01

    Coffea arabica is an indigenous understorey shrub of the moist evergreen Afromontane forest of SW Ethiopia. Coffee cultivation here occurs under different forest management intensities, ranging from almost no intervention in the 'forest coffee' system to far-reaching interventions that include the removal of competing shrubs and selective thinning of the upper canopy in the 'semi-forest coffee' system. We investigated whether increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation result in impacts upon potential coffee pollination services through examining shifts in insect communities that visit coffee flowers. Overall, we netted 2,976 insect individuals on C. arabica flowers, belonging to sixteen taxonomic groups, comprising 10 insect orders. Taxonomic richness of the flower-visiting insects significantly decreased and pollinator community changed with increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation. The relative abundance of honey bees significantly increased with increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation, likely resulting from the introduction of bee hives in the most intensively managed forests. The impoverishment of the insect communities through increased forest management intensity and fragmentation potentially decreases the resilience of the coffee production system as pollination increasingly relies on honey bees alone. This may negatively affect coffee productivity in the long term as global pollination services by managed honey bees are expected to decline under current climate change scenarios. Coffee agroforestry management practices should urgently integrate pollinator conservation measures.

  5. Spectral identifiers from roasting process of Arabica and Robusta green beans using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

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    Wirani, Ayu Puspa; Nasution, Aulia; Suyanto, Hery

    2016-11-01

    Coffee (Coffea spp.) is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. World coffee consumption is around 70% comes from Arabica, 26% from Robusta , and the rest 4% from other varieties. Coffee beverages characteristics are related to chemical compositions of its roasted beans. Usually testing of coffee quality is subjectively tasted by an experienced coffee tester. An objective quantitative technique to analyze the chemical contents of coffee beans using LIBS will be reported in this paper. Optimum experimental conditions was using of 120 mJ of laser energy and delay time 1 μs. Elements contained in coffee beans are Ca, W, Sr, Mg, Na, H, K, O, Rb, and Be. The Calcium (Ca) is the main element in the coffee beans. Roasting process will cause the emission intensity of Ca decreased by 42.45%. In addition, discriminant analysis was used to distinguish the arabica and robusta variants, either in its green and roasted coffee beans. Observed identifier elements are Ca, W, Sr, and Mg. Overall chemical composition of roasted coffee beans are affected by many factors, such as the composition of the soil, the location, the weather in the neighborhood of its plantation, and the post-harvesting process of the green coffee beans (drying, storage, fermentation, and roasting methods used).

  6. Fragmentation and Management of Ethiopian Moist Evergreen Forest Drive Compositional Shifts of Insect Communities Visiting Wild Arabica Coffee Flowers

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    Berecha, Gezahegn; Aerts, Raf; Muys, Bart; Honnay, Olivier

    2015-02-01

    Coffea arabica is an indigenous understorey shrub of the moist evergreen Afromontane forest of SW Ethiopia. Coffee cultivation here occurs under different forest management intensities, ranging from almost no intervention in the `forest coffee' system to far-reaching interventions that include the removal of competing shrubs and selective thinning of the upper canopy in the `semi-forest coffee' system. We investigated whether increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation result in impacts upon potential coffee pollination services through examining shifts in insect communities that visit coffee flowers. Overall, we netted 2,976 insect individuals on C. arabica flowers, belonging to sixteen taxonomic groups, comprising 10 insect orders. Taxonomic richness of the flower-visiting insects significantly decreased and pollinator community changed with increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation. The relative abundance of honey bees significantly increased with increasing forest management intensity and fragmentation, likely resulting from the introduction of bee hives in the most intensively managed forests. The impoverishment of the insect communities through increased forest management intensity and fragmentation potentially decreases the resilience of the coffee production system as pollination increasingly relies on honey bees alone. This may negatively affect coffee productivity in the long term as global pollination services by managed honey bees are expected to decline under current climate change scenarios. Coffee agroforestry management practices should urgently integrate pollinator conservation measures.

  7. Diversidade química de cafeeiros na espécie Coffea canephora Chemical diversity in coffee plants of Coffea canephora

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    Adriano Tosoni da Eira Aguiar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo caracterizar seis variedades de C. canephora do Banco de Germoplasma de Café do Instituto Agronômico, em Campinas. Para tanto, considerou-se a caracterização química de quarenta e sete exemplares analisando-se as variáveis sólidos solúveis, lipídios, trigonelina, ácidos clorogênicos e cafeína nas sementes. Observou-se a existência de grande variação entre e dentro dos diferentes materiais analisados, com valores extremos de 24,53% a 30,68% para sólidos solúveis; 6,61% a 12,27% para lipídios; 0,73% a 1,59% para trigonelina; 3,30% a 6,30% para ácidos clorogênicos e 1,94% a 3,29% para cafeína, indicando a possibilidade de seleção de plantas de interesse para o melhoramento dessa espécie.The objective of this work was to characterize six C. canephora varieties from the Coffee Germoplasma Collection of Instituto Agronômico, in Campinas, Brazil. For this a chemical characterization of forthy seven examples was performed. Soluble solids, lipids, trigonelline, chlorogenic acids and caffeine contents were evaluated on seeds. The results demonstrated the occurrance of great variation among and within the analyzed materials, with values ranging from 24,53% to 30,68% for soluble solids; 6,61% to 12,27% for lipids; 0,73% to 1,59% for trigonelline; 3,30% to 6,30% for chlorogenic acids and 1,94% to 3,29% for caffeine. These results indicate the possibility of selection of superior plants for the improvement of the specie.

  8. Partenogênese, partenocarpia e casos anormais de fertilização em Coffea

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    A. J. T. Mendes

    1946-01-01

    Full Text Available A espécie C. arabica L. é tetraplóide (2n = 44 ; em suas sementeiras, porém ocorrem ocasionalmente plantas di-haplóides (2n=22, hexaplóides (2n = 66 e octoplóides (2n=88. A origem das primeiras é atribuída à partenogênese ; as duas últimas devem-se formar pela união de gâmetos não reduzidos ou por processos de duplicação de cromossômios. A polinização dos tetraplóides pelos hexaplóides produziu somente plantas tetraplóides, sugerindo um processo partenogenético. Quando se cruzam as espécies C. arabica (2n = 44 e C. canephora (2n = 22 obtêm-se, além dos híbridos triplóides, indivíduos com o mesmo número de cromossômios que a planta mãe ; em vários casos essa ocorrência é atribuída à partenogênese. Dentro da espécie C. canephora verificou-se a ocorrência de partenocarpia e de partenogênese, quando se polinizou um indivíduo diplóide (2n = 22 com pólen de um tetraplóide (2n = 44. Assim, tanto em cruzamentos interespecíficos como intraespecíficos de Coffea, a diferença de número de cromossômios das plantas cruzadas determina, às vêzes, a partenocarpia e a partenogênese, observando-se ainda outros fenômenos como a união de gâmetas não reduzidos e a duplicação dos cromossômios de oosferas normalmente constituídas.The species C. arabica L. is tetraploid (2n=44 : among its progénie plants are found which are di-haploid (2n = 22, hexaploid (2n = 66 and octoploid (2n = 88. The origin of the first ones is attributed to parthenogenesis ; the last two must be formed by the the union of unreduced gametes or through processes of chromosome doubling. A parthenogenetic process is also attributed to the formation of tetraploids when the tetraploid plants are pollinated by the hexaploids. The cross C. arabica (2n=44 x C. canephora (2n = 22 gives besides the expected triploids, individuals with the same number of chromosomes as the seed parent; in various instances this occurrence is attributed to

  9. Sustained photosynthetic performance of Coffea spp. under long-term enhanced [CO2].

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    Ramalho, José C; Rodrigues, Ana P; Semedo, José N; Pais, Isabel P; Martins, Lima D; Simões-Costa, Maria C; Leitão, António E; Fortunato, Ana S; Batista-Santos, Paula; Palos, Isabel M; Tomaz, Marcelo A; Scotti-Campos, Paula; Lidon, Fernando C; DaMatta, Fábio M

    2013-01-01

    Coffee is one of the world's most traded agricultural products. Modeling studies have predicted that climate change will have a strong impact on the suitability of current cultivation areas, but these studies have not anticipated possible mitigating effects of the elevated atmospheric [CO2] because no information exists for the coffee plant. Potted plants from two genotypes of Coffea arabica and one of C. canephora were grown under controlled conditions of irradiance (800 μmol m(-2) s(-1)), RH (75%) and 380 or 700 μL CO2 L(-1) for 1 year, without water, nutrient or root development restrictions. In all genotypes, the high [CO2] treatment promoted opposite trends for stomatal density and size, which decreased and increased, respectively. Regardless of the genotype or the growth [CO2], the net rate of CO2 assimilation increased (34-49%) when measured at 700 than at 380 μL CO2 L(-1). This result, together with the almost unchanged stomatal conductance, led to an instantaneous water use efficiency increase. The results also showed a reinforcement of photosynthetic (and respiratory) components, namely thylakoid electron transport and the activities of RuBisCo, ribulose 5-phosphate kinase, malate dehydrogenase and pyruvate kinase, what may have contributed to the enhancements in the maximum rates of electron transport, carboxylation and photosynthetic capacity under elevated [CO2], although these responses were genotype dependent. The photosystem II efficiency, energy driven to photochemical events, non-structural carbohydrates, photosynthetic pigment and membrane permeability did not respond to [CO2] supply. Some alterations in total fatty acid content and the unsaturation level of the chloroplast membranes were noted but, apparently, did not affect photosynthetic functioning. Despite some differences among the genotypes, no clear species-dependent responses to elevated [CO2] were observed. Overall, as no apparent sign of photosynthetic down-regulation was found, our

  10. Constatação do “efeito sombra” e economia de recursos hídricos e de energia na irrigação do cafeeiro por meio de um pivô central convencional

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    Nara Cristina de Lima Silva

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O pivô central é um sistema de irrigação que possibilita a aplicação de água em toda a área plantada. A observação do funcionamento de um pivô central convencional em campo, ao irrigar uma lavoura de cafeeiros adultos, possibilitou identificar um acúmulo de água nas extremidades dos dosséis das plantas em detrimento da região central das entrelinhas. Este trabalho teve como objetivo comprovar a influência do cafeeiro na interceptação da lâmina de irrigação aplicada por meio de um pivô central convencional, o que foi denominado pelos autores de “efeito sombra”. Além disso, o trabalho buscou constatar a possibilidade de economia de recursos hídricos e de energia em função do “efeito sombra”. O experimento foi realizado em uma área de 115,33ha plantada com duas cultivares do cafeeiro arábica (Cofeea arabica onde foi coletada água aspergida pelo pivô central sob o dossel das plantas e nas entrelinhas. Os dados foram analisados estatisticamente por meio de análise descritiva e análise de variância, utilizando-se o software Action®. Os resultados mostraram que as lâminas médias coletadas sob os dosséis foram maiores do que as lâminas médias coletadas nas entrelinhas para ambas as cultivares, e a lâmina interceptada pelo cafeeiro foi, em média, 30,4% maior que a lâmina real aplicada pelo equipamento, comprovando-se o “efeito sombra” e, portanto, a possibilidade de economia de recursos hídricos e de energia.

  11. Identification and Analysis of Jasmonate Pathway Genes inCoffea canephora(Robusta Coffee) byIn SilicoApproach.

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    Bharathi, Kosaraju; Sreenath, H L

    2017-07-01

    Coffea canephora is the commonly cultivated coffee species in the world along with Coffea arabica . Different pests and pathogens affect the production and quality of the coffee. Jasmonic acid (JA) is a plant hormone which plays an important role in plants growth, development, and defense mechanisms, particularly against insect pests. The key enzymes involved in the production of JA are lipoxygenase, allene oxide synthase, allene oxide cyclase, and 12-oxo-phytodienoic reductase. There is no report on the genes involved in JA pathway in coffee plants. We made an attempt to identify and analyze the genes coding for these enzymes in C. canephora . First, protein sequences of jasmonate pathway genes from model plant Arabidopsis thaliana were identified in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database. These protein sequences were used to search the web-based database Coffee Genome Hub to identify homologous protein sequences in C. canephora genome using Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST). Homologous protein sequences for key genes were identified in the C. canephora genome database. Protein sequences of the top matches were in turn used to search in NCBI database using BLAST tool to confirm the identity of the selected proteins and to identify closely related genes in species. The protein sequences from C. canephora database and the top matches in NCBI were aligned, and phylogenetic trees were constructed using MEGA6 software and identified the genetic distance of the respective genes. The study identified the four key genes of JA pathway in C. canephora , confirming the conserved nature of the pathway in coffee. The study expected to be useful to further explore the defense mechanisms of coffee plants. JA is a plant hormone that plays an important role in plant defense against insect pests. Genes coding for the 4 key enzymes involved in the production of JA viz., LOX, AOS, AOC, and OPR are identified in C. canephora (robusta coffee) by

  12. Adaptabilidade e estabilidade da produção de café beneficiado em Coffea canephora

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    Rodrigo Barros Rocha

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar a capacidade discriminatória de métodos para seleção e recomendação de clones de cafeeiros da espécie Coffea canephora, considerando a interação genótipos x anos na distribuição da produtividade de café beneficiado, nos períodos de 2000 a 2004 e de 2007 a 2011. O efeito significativo da interação genótipos x anos indicou que existem clones que apresentaram desempenho não consistente ao longo do tempo. Os métodos de LIN & BINNS (1988 e ANNICCHIARICO (1992 apresentaram resultados similares, de modo que um deles pode ser utilizado em substituição ao outro. O método de EBERHART & RUSSEL (1966 identificou parte dos clones de adaptação específica, enquanto que os métodos, MHPRVG e centroide permitiram caracterizar os clones de maior adaptabilidade e estabilidade, apresentando resultados complementares. A seleção de plantas baseada na distribuição da produtividade de café beneficiado ao longo do tempo permitiu selecionar clones de desempenho superior sem acentuar a bienalidade.

  13. Flavononol Glycosides of Reseda arabica (Resedaceae

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    Djemaa Berrehal

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Five flavonol glycosides, kaempferol 3,7-di-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside (1 , isorhamnetin 3,7-di-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside (2 , kaempferol 3-O- β -D-glucopyranoside-7-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside (3 , isorhamnetin 3-O- β -D-glucopyranoside-7-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside (4, Kaempferol 3-O- β -xylopyranosyl-(1'''→2''-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O- α -L-rhamnopyranoside (5, have been isolated from the aerial parts of Reseda arabica. Their structures were established on the basis of physical and spectroscopic analysis, and by comparison with the literature data.

  14. Metabolismo de cafeina em especies de cafe (Coffea L.)

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    Paulo Mazzafera

    1990-01-01

    Resumo: No presente trabalho estudou-se o metabolismo da cafeína em folhas e, principalmente, no endosperma de sementes de frutos imaturos de vários cafeeiros, de diferentes cultivares pertencentes a diferentes espécies de café. De um total de 23 cafeeiros e de quatro espécies de gêneros afins ( Paracoffea e psilanthus), que tiveram o teor de cafeína determinado em suas folhas e no endosperma de frutos maduros, foram escolhidos alguns para a contInuidade dos estudos. Selecionados tais cafeeir...

  15. EFICIÊNCIA DE PRODUTO À BASE DE D-LIMONENO PARA O MANEJO DA COCHONILHA-DA-ROSETA-DO-CAFEEIRO PLANOCOCCUS CITRI EM CONDIÇÕES DE LABORATÓRIO

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    Luana Viana Faria

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available A cochonilha-da-roseta-do-cafeeiro (Planococcus citri consiste em um inseto praga capaz de onerar o custo de produção pelo uso excessivo de inseticidas sintéticos. Logo, percebe-se a necessidade de implementação de produto alternativo no manejo fitossanitário. O princípio ativo d-limonemo apresenta-se como um produto a ser testado pelo seu potencial inseticida, com toxidade reduzida ao ambiente. Logo, objetivou-se neste estudo analisar a atividade inseticida de d-limoneno em P. citri. Foi utilizado um produto comercial à base de d-limoneno nas seguintes concentrações: 6,25; 12,5; 25; 50; 100 e 200% (v/v a partir da recomendada pelo fabricante, aplicadas sobre dez ninfas de terceiro instar de P. citri presentes nas placas de Petri de 5 cm de diâmetro, contendo, em cada uma, um disco foliar do cafeeiro Coffea canephora cv Vitória, mantido sobre uma lâmina de ágar/água a 1% (m/v. Verificou-se que os dados de mortalidade se ajustaram à análise de Probit, em que a concentrações mínimas testada 6,65% e 133,49% foram suficientes para se obter as concentrações letais CL50 e CL90, respectivamente. Portanto, conforme o parâmetro analisado, o d-limoneno constitui-se em uma alternativa a ser explorada no manejo de P. citri.

  16. Uso do teste Lercafé para a caracterização de danos em sementes de cafeeiro Characterization of injuries in coffee seeds through Lercafé test

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    João Batista Zonta

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a utilização do teste Lercafé, para estimar a germinação e caracterizar diferentes tipos de danos em sementes de cafeeiro. Utilizaram-se sementes de cafeeiro arábica cultivar Catuaí IAC 44, submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos: sementes sem dano, sementes com dano por secagem a 40 e 60ºC, e sementes brocadas. As sementes foram avaliadas pelos testes de germinação e Lercafé. Em relação aos dois tipos de danos, os resultados de germinação, estimada pelo Lercafé, apresentaram alta correlação com os obtidos pelo teste de germinação. O dano por secagem à alta temperatura caracterizou-se pelo aparecimento de manchas esverdeadas espalhadas, que atingiram parcial ou totalmente o endosperma da semente. O dano por broca caracterizou-se por uma depressão circundada por um anel de coloração verde. O teste Lercafé é eficiente para estimar a germinação e caracterizar os danos por secagem à alta temperatura e os causados por broca, em sementes de cafeeiro.The objective of this work was to evaluate the use of the Lercafé test for estimating the germination and characterizing different types of injuries in coffee seeds. Seeds of arabica coffee cultivar Catuaí IAC 44 were submitted to the following treatments: nondamaged seeds, heat damage (at 40 and 60ºC, and bug damage. Seeds were assessed by the tests of germination and Lercafé. The germination results estimated by Lercafé test had high correlation with the results from the germination test for the two types of injuries. The heat damage, by drying seeds at high temperatures, was characterized by scattered green stains, partially or totally covering the seed endosperm. A sunken lesion surrounded by a green ring characterized the damage by coffee berry borer. Lercafé test is efficient to estimate the germination and to characterize the injuries by heat and coffee berry borer, in coffee seeds.

  17. Sustained Photosynthetic Performance of Coffea spp. under Long-Term Enhanced [CO2

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    Ramalho, José C.; Rodrigues, Ana P.; Semedo, José N.; Pais, Isabel P.; Martins, Lima D.; Simões-Costa, Maria C.; Leitão, António E.; Fortunato, Ana S.; Batista-Santos, Paula; Palos, Isabel M.; Tomaz, Marcelo A.; Scotti-Campos, Paula; Lidon, Fernando C.; DaMatta, Fábio M.

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    Coffee is one of the world’s most traded agricultural products. Modeling studies have predicted that climate change will have a strong impact on the suitability of current cultivation areas, but these studies have not anticipated possible mitigating effects of the elevated atmospheric [CO2] because no information exists for the coffee plant. Potted plants from two genotypes of Coffea arabica and one of C. canephora were grown under controlled conditions of irradiance (800 μmol m-2 s-1), RH (75%) and 380 or 700 μL CO2 L-1 for 1 year, without water, nutrient or root development restrictions. In all genotypes, the high [CO2] treatment promoted opposite trends for stomatal density and size, which decreased and increased, respectively. Regardless of the genotype or the growth [CO2], the net rate of CO2 assimilation increased (34-49%) when measured at 700 than at 380 μL CO2 L-1. This result, together with the almost unchanged stomatal conductance, led to an instantaneous water use efficiency increase. The results also showed a reinforcement of photosynthetic (and respiratory) components, namely thylakoid electron transport and the activities of RuBisCo, ribulose 5-phosphate kinase, malate dehydrogenase and pyruvate kinase, what may have contributed to the enhancements in the maximum rates of electron transport, carboxylation and photosynthetic capacity under elevated [CO2], although these responses were genotype dependent. The photosystem II efficiency, energy driven to photochemical events, non-structural carbohydrates, photosynthetic pigment and membrane permeability did not respond to [CO2] supply. Some alterations in total fatty acid content and the unsaturation level of the chloroplast membranes were noted but, apparently, did not affect photosynthetic functioning. Despite some differences among the genotypes, no clear species-dependent responses to elevated [CO2] were observed. Overall, as no apparent sign of photosynthetic down-regulation was found, our data

  18. Sustained photosynthetic performance of Coffea spp. under long-term enhanced [CO2].

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    José C Ramalho

    Full Text Available Coffee is one of the world's most traded agricultural products. Modeling studies have predicted that climate change will have a strong impact on the suitability of current cultivation areas, but these studies have not anticipated possible mitigating effects of the elevated atmospheric [CO2] because no information exists for the coffee plant. Potted plants from two genotypes of Coffea arabica and one of C. canephora were grown under controlled conditions of irradiance (800 μmol m(-2 s(-1, RH (75% and 380 or 700 μL CO2 L(-1 for 1 year, without water, nutrient or root development restrictions. In all genotypes, the high [CO2] treatment promoted opposite trends for stomatal density and size, which decreased and increased, respectively. Regardless of the genotype or the growth [CO2], the net rate of CO2 assimilation increased (34-49% when measured at 700 than at 380 μL CO2 L(-1. This result, together with the almost unchanged stomatal conductance, led to an instantaneous water use efficiency increase. The results also showed a reinforcement of photosynthetic (and respiratory components, namely thylakoid electron transport and the activities of RuBisCo, ribulose 5-phosphate kinase, malate dehydrogenase and pyruvate kinase, what may have contributed to the enhancements in the maximum rates of electron transport, carboxylation and photosynthetic capacity under elevated [CO2], although these responses were genotype dependent. The photosystem II efficiency, energy driven to photochemical events, non-structural carbohydrates, photosynthetic pigment and membrane permeability did not respond to [CO2] supply. Some alterations in total fatty acid content and the unsaturation level of the chloroplast membranes were noted but, apparently, did not affect photosynthetic functioning. Despite some differences among the genotypes, no clear species-dependent responses to elevated [CO2] were observed. Overall, as no apparent sign of photosynthetic down

  19. Fertilidade do solo e estado nutricional do cafeeiro cultivado em atmosfera enriquecida com CO2

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    Henrique José Guimarães Moreira Maluf

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    Full Text Available Resumo: O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de concentrações de CO2 atmosférico nos atributos químicos do solo, na linha (cafeeiro e na entrelinha (braquiária, e nos teores de macronutrientes em folhas do cafeeiro. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com parcelas subdivididas e seis repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram de dois níveis de CO2 atmosférico, 390 e 550 μmol mol-1. A amostragem de solo foi realizada na linha e na entrelinha do cafeeiro, em 2013 e 2014, nas camadas de 0-5,0, 5,0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm, e de 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm, respectivamente. Avaliaram-se pH, teores de Ca2+, Mg2+, K, P e S disponíveis, saturação por bases e matéria orgânica do solo. Em 2013 e 2014, houve redução nos teores de P na linha do cafeeiro, com o aumento da concentração de CO2. Em 2014, houve redução nos teores de K disponível no solo e aumento dos teores de K na folha do cafeeiro sob 550 μmol mol-1 de CO2. Em cafeeiro cultivado em atmosfera enriquecida com CO2, o teor de P disponível no solo é o que mais reduz, o que indica a necessidade de reposição adequada deste nutriente.

  20. GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Analysis for Arabica Coffee Expansion in Rwanda

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    Nzeyimana, I.; Hartemink, A.E.; Geissen, V.

    2014-01-01

    The Government of Rwanda is implementing policies to increase the area of Arabica coffee production. Information on the suitable areas for sustainably growing Arabica coffee is still scarce. This study aimed to analyze suitable areas for Arabica coffee production. We analyzed the spatial

  1. Melhoramento do cafeeiro XXIV: variação na produtividade de cafeeiros importados, com referência especial ao material da etiopia e do sudão Coffee breeding XXIV: yield variability of imported coffee, with special reference to the coffee from ethiopia and sudan

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    A. Carvalho

    1962-01-01

    '. The three groups from Sudan gave low flat bean percentages and high amount of peaberry type of seeds. The size of the flat beans is considered good in 5 of the 18 groups, the 'Harar' group having large normal flat seeds. The plants of Ethiopion origin must be submitted to an intensive selection for high percentage of large flat beans, before being used in our coffee breeding program. The Indian groups are the least promising ones, having given very low flat bean percentages. The incidence of plants possessing high number of cherries with empty locules indicated the occurrence of this seed defect in coffee plants from Ethiopia, Tanganyika, Kenya and particularly from India. Differences in the morphological characteristics of the Ethiopian coffee pointed out that at least the 'Harar', 'Gimmo Tana', 'Ennarea', 'Tafari Kela', 'Agoro', and 'Gimma Mbuni', may be considered as new botanical varieties of Coffea arabica. The 'Harar', 'Tafari Kela', 'Amfillo', 'Dilla' and 'Dilla & Alghe' are promising material for breeding purposes. Some of their representatives can be used directly in the development of new progenies or in hybridization with coffee strains, which have been selected in Campinas.

  2. Stable radical content and anti-radical activity of roasted Arabica coffee: from in-tact bean to coffee brew.

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    Gordon J Troup

    Full Text Available The roasting of coffee beans generates stable radicals within melanoidins produced by non-enzymatic browning. Roasting coffee beans has further been suggested to increase the antioxidant (AO capacity of coffee brews. Herein, we have characterized the radical content and AO capacity of brews prepared from Coffea arabica beans sourced directly from an industrial roasting plant. In-tact beans exhibited electron paramagnetic resonance signals arising from Fe3+, Mn2+ and at least three distinct stable radicals as a function of roasting time, whose intensity changed upon grinding and ageing. In coffee brews, the roasting-induced radicals were harboured within the high molecular weight (> 3 kD melanoidin-containing fraction at a concentration of 15 nM and was associated with aromatic groups within the melanoidins. The low molecular weight (< 3 kD fraction exhibited the highest AO capacity using DPPH as an oxidant. The AO activity was not mediated by the stable radicals or by metal complexes within the brew. While other non-AO functions of the roasting-induced radical and metal complexes may be possible in vivo, we confirm that the in vitro antiradical activity of brewed coffee is dominated by low molecular weight phenolic compounds.

  3. Stable radical content and anti-radical activity of roasted Arabica coffee: from in-tact bean to coffee brew.

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    Troup, Gordon J; Navarini, Luciano; Suggi Liverani, Furio; Drew, Simon C

    2015-01-01

    The roasting of coffee beans generates stable radicals within melanoidins produced by non-enzymatic browning. Roasting coffee beans has further been suggested to increase the antioxidant (AO) capacity of coffee brews. Herein, we have characterized the radical content and AO capacity of brews prepared from Coffea arabica beans sourced directly from an industrial roasting plant. In-tact beans exhibited electron paramagnetic resonance signals arising from Fe3+, Mn2+ and at least three distinct stable radicals as a function of roasting time, whose intensity changed upon grinding and ageing. In coffee brews, the roasting-induced radicals were harboured within the high molecular weight (> 3 kD) melanoidin-containing fraction at a concentration of 15 nM and was associated with aromatic groups within the melanoidins. The low molecular weight (roasting-induced radical and metal complexes may be possible in vivo, we confirm that the in vitro antiradical activity of brewed coffee is dominated by low molecular weight phenolic compounds.

  4. Influência de diferentes níveis de sombreamento no comportamento fisiológico de cultivares de café(Coffea arabica L. Influence of different shading levels in physiological behavior of coffee cultivars (Coffea arabica L.

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    Rupert Barros de Freitas

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se este trabalho com o objetivo de verificar o comportamento das cultivares de café Acaiá MG 474/19, Catuaí MG 99, Icatu Amarelo MG 3282 e Rubi MG 1192, com relação às características potencial hídrico, transpiração, temperatura da superfície foliar, condutância estomática, fotossíntese, concentração interna de carbono e eficiência fotoquímica do PSII, quando submetidos a níveis de sombreamentos de 30%, 50%, 70% e a pleno sol. As avaliações foram realizadas no Setor de Fisiologia Vegetal em mudas dessas cultivares. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, sendo distribuídos três vasos por cultivar em cada tratamento. O potencial hídrico foliar não variou nas plantas nos diferentes tratamentos. A fotossíntese, condutância estomática, transpiração, eficiência fotoquímica do PSII apresentaram variações significativas em função dos níveis de sombreamento.The objective of this work was to examine the coffee cultivars Acaiá MG 474/19, Catuaí MG 99, Icatu Amarelo MG 3282 and Rubi MG 1192, in relation to parameters such as water potencial, transpiration, leaf surface temperature, stomatic conductance, photosynthesis, internal carbon concentration and PSII photochemical efficiency when submitted to shading levels of 30, 50 and 70% and full sunlight. The evaluations were made in cuttings from these cultivars. The experimental design used was fully randomized with three pots for each treatment. The leaf water potential did not change according to treatments. The photosynthesis, stomatic conductance, transpiration and PSII photochemical efficiency showed significative variations in function of shading levels.

  5. Parâmetro bromatológicos de grãos crus e torrados de cultivares de café(Coffea arabica L. Bromatological parameters in raw and toasted grains of cultivars of coffee (Coffea arabica L.

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    Luciana Maria Vieira Lopes Mendonça

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o teor de sólidos solúveis e medir a acidez total e o pH de grãos crus e torrados de oito cultivares mais plantadas na região Sul de Minas Gerais, assim como verificar a influência da torração nestes parâmetros. Para tal, frutos das cultivares Mundo Novo, Topázio, Catuaí Vermelho, Catuaí Amarelo, Acaiá Cerrado, Rubi, Icatu Amarelo e Icatu Amarelo foram colhidos na Fazenda Experimental de São Sebastião do Paraíso, da Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG, em Minas Gerais - Brasil. Os frutos foram secos com todas as partes dando origem ao café conhecido como natural. Os grãos torrados foram obtidos por torração clara, determinada visualmente. A análise dos resultados obtidos permitiu observar diferenças para o teor de sólidos solúveis e o pH dos grãos crus e torrados. As cultivares Icatu Amarelo (H 2944 e Acaiá Cerrado apresentaram maiores valores do pH nos grãos crus e os menores nos grãos torrados. Os teores de sólidos solúveis foram maiores nos grãos torrados das cultivares Mundo Novo e Rubi, os menores valores observados para o grão cru foi nas cultivares Topázio e Rubi. A acidez total apresentou diferenças apenas nos grãos torrados. Houve um aumento da acidez com a torração, e redução nos valores de pH e sólidos solúveis, que se mostraram variáveis entre as cultivares. Observou-se que as cultivares apresentam diferenças na composição química, e que ocorrem variações distintas desta composição com o processo de torração.The object of this present work was to determine the levels of soluble solids, total acidity and pH in raw and roasted grains of eight cultivars most commonly cultivated in the South of Minas Gerais, and determine the influence of roasting on these parameters. Fruits of Mundo Novo, Topázio, Catuaí Vermelho, Catuaí Amarelo, Acaiá Cerrado, Rubi, Icatu Amarelo and Icatu Amarelo were collected in Fazenda Experimental de São Sebastião do Paraíso da Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais. The fruits were dry with all the parts creating the known coffee as natural. The toasted grains were obtained by clear roasted, determined visually. The analysis of the results allowed to observe differences in the levels of soluble solids and pH for all the variable studied, in raw and toasted grains. Both cultivars Icatu Amarelo (H 2944 and Acaiá Cerrado presented larger values of the pH in the raw grains and the smallest ones in the toasted grains. The levels of soluble solids were larger in the toasted grains of the cultivars Mundo Novo and Rubi, the smallest values observed for the raw grain were in cultivars Topázio and Rubi. The total acidity showed differences only in toasted grains. There was an increase in the total acidity with the roasting, and reduction in pH values and soluble solids, which showed variation among all cultivars. It was observed that cultivars presented differences in chemical composition, and variations different from this composition with the toasted process.

  6. Influência do processamento e da torrefação sobre a atividade antioxidante do café (Coffea arabica Influence of processing and roasting on the antioxidant activity of cofee (Coffea arabica

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    Marcelo Henrique dos Santos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to evaluate the influence of processing (semi-dry and dry and roasting (light, medium and dark on the antioxidant activity of coffee brews, using tests to determine the reducing power and the DPPH scavenging, Fe+2 chelating and lipid peroxidation inhibition activities. All of the coffee brews presented concentration-dependent antioxidant activity. The light coffee samples presented the higher reducing power and DPPH scavenging activity. Its ion chelating capacity was similar to the medium samples, but was less than the green coffee chelating capacity. The semi-dry processing was more efficient than the dry processing only for the reducing power. All of the samples presented high lipid peroxidation inhibition activity. Based on the results the degree of coffee roasting seems to be more important than the processing to determine the antioxidant activity of brews.

  7. Fatores antinutricionais da casca e da polpa desidratada de café (Coffea arabica L. armazenadas em diferentes períodos Antinutritional factors of the hull and dehydrated pulp of coffee (Coffea arabica L. stored in different periods

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    Adauto Ferreira Barcelos

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os teores de cafeína, taninos, lignina e sílica, na casca e polpa de café das cultivares Catuaí, Rubi e Mundo Novo. A polpa foi obtida pela despolpa úmida em despolpador mecânico e, em seguida, seca ao sol até 13% de umidade. Os materiais foram armazenados em sacos de ráfia, em ambiente coberto, ventilado e seco, com amostragem em triplicata a cada 90 dias. A regressão mostrou aumento quadrático de 11,7% no teor de cafeína ao longo de 360 dias de armazenamento. O teor de taninos reduziu-se linearmente ao longo do armazenamento. Os valores de taninos foram de 1,70% comparado a 2,77% nos materiais sem armazenamento, redução de aproximadamente 38,6% no período de um ano. Os teores de lignina reduziram linearmente em 2,6% para a porcentagem de lignina na MS (11,7 para 11,4% e 5,8% na porcentagem de lignina da FDN (10,4 para 9,8%, nos materiais sem armazenagem comparados a doze meses de armazenamento. Houve diferença significativa entre casca e polpa para a variável sílica. Maior valor de sílica na casca comparado à polpa pode ser decorrente da presença do pergaminho, uma vez que a polpa não o possui. A armazenagem da casca e polpa por um período de doze meses melhora as qualidades destes materiais, uma vez que reduziu os teores de taninos e lignina. Os teores de cafeína encontrados são limitantes na utilização de grandes quantidades desses materiais para ruminantes.It was evaluated the caffeine contents of caffeine, tannins, lignin and silica in the hull and pulp of coffee of cultivars Catuaí, Rubi, Mundo Novo. Pulp was obtained by moist pulping in a mechanical pulper and dried in the sun adjusted to 13% moisture. Materials were stored in raffia bag in environment free of moisture and ventilated with samplings every 90 days. The quadratic effect shown increased caffeine content along 360 day storage, this increase was of 11,7% along 12 months. Tannin content was reduced linearly along the storage. The values of tannin were of 2.77% compared with 1.70% in the materials without storage. The reduction was of 38.6% in one year period. Lignin contents were reduced linearly in 2.6% for lignin percentage in DM (11.7 to 11.4% and 5.8% in the lignin percentage of NDF (10.4 to 9.8% in the materials with no storage compared to 12-month storage. There was a significant difference between the hull and pulp for the variable silica. Increased value of silica in the hull, compared to the pulp may be due to the presence of parchment in this material, since this pulp does no possess it. The storage of hull and pulp for a 12-month period improves the qualities of these materials since it reduced tannin and lignin contents. The values of caffeine found are limiting in the use of great amounts of those materials for ruminants.

  8. Influência de diferentes sistemas de colheita na qualidade do café (Coffea arabica L. Influence of different harvest systems on quality of coffee (Coffea arabica L.

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    Cássio de Carvalho Júnior

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a influência da colheita na qualidade do café, foram estudados seis diferentes sistemas. O experimento foi conduzido na fazenda Rancho Fundo, município de Campos Gerais, MG, no Departamento de Ciência dos Alimentos da UFLA e no Centro Tecnológico do Sul de Minas da EPAMIG. Em uma lavoura da cultivar Acaiá Cerrado, foram sorteadas, ao acaso, dezoito parcelas com trinta metros de comprimento. A colheita foi realizada quando a lavoura apresentava aproximadamente 20% de frutos verdes. Um terço do café derriçado de cada parcela era formado pela mistura de frutos provenientes da lavoura. O restante do café foi lavado e separado em frutos-bóia e verde/cereja. Os diferentes tipos de café foram colocados no terreiro de secagem até atingirem o teor de água de 11% (b.u.. Após a secagem, o café foi beneficiado e submetido às seguintes avaliações: polifenóis, açúcares totais, redutores e não-redutores, sólidos solúveis totais, acidez titulável total e prova de xícara. Analisando os resultados obtidos, apesar de terem sido observadas diferenças significativas entre os valores médios de polifenóis, açúcares, sólidos solúveis e acidez titulável para os diferentes sistemas de colheita, não foi possível estabelecer uma associação definida entre sistema de colheita e composição química. Não foi possível também distinguir, a partir da prova de xícara, diferenças na qualidade do café em função do sistema de colheita, pois, todas as amostras analisadas apresentaram bebida classificada como mole, apenas mole e dura.Aiming to evaluating the influence of the harvest on coffee quality, six harvest systems with different mechanization level were studied. The present work was developed on the Rancho Fundo farm, Campos Gerais town, MG, in the Food Science Department of the UFLA and in the “Centro Tecnológico do Sul de Minas” of EPAMIG. In a crop of the Acaiá Cerrado cultivars were randomized eighteen plots with thirty meters long each. The harvest was performed when the crop was presenting about 20 % of green fruits. A third of the ripped coffee from each plot was maintained with the mixture of fruit from the crop. The rest of the coffee was washed and separated in float and green/cherry fruits. The different coffees were placed on the drying yard till the water content of 11%(w.b.. After drying, the coffee was processed and submitted to the following evaluation: polyphenol, total, reducing and non-reducing sugars, total soluble solids, total titrable acidity and cup proof. Considering the results obtained, in spite of significant differences was observed among the average values of polyphenol content, sugar content, soluble solids and titrable acidity, for the different mechanized harvest, it was not possible to establish a definite association between harvest system and chemical composition. It was not possible to distinguish on the basis of the cup proof, differences in coffee quality in terms of the harvest system because in all the samples analyzed the drink was classified as soft, only soft and hard.

  9. Microscopia eletrônica de varredura do endosperma de café (Coffea arabica L. durante o processo de secagem Scanning electron microscopy of the endosperm of coffee (Coffea arabica L. during the drying process

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    Reni Saath

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A manutenção da integridade das membranas celulares, entre outros eventos, é um forte indicativo de que a qualidade do café foi preservada na pós-colheita. Objetivou-se neste trabalho, analisar o efeito de diferentes métodos de secagem na manutenção da integridade da parede celular e da membrana plasmática de café natural e café despolpado, buscando determinar as condições e o momento em que ocorrem as rupturas microscópicas. Os cafés foram submetidos a um período de pré-secagem em terreiro. Após este, uma parcela de cada tipo de café foi desidratada no terreiro e, outra, à temperatura de 40ºC e 60ºC em secadores de camada fixa, monitorando-se a temperatura e o teor de água até 11% (bu. Nesse período, grãos foram aleatoriamente amostrados e fragmentos do endosperma preparados para a microscopia eletrônica de varredura, registrando-se diversas eletromicrografias, avaliando-se as alterações na membrana plasmática da célula do endosperma dos grãos de cafés em função do teor de água e tempo de secagem. O citoplasma das células a 11% (bu de teor de água não foi comprometido na secagem em terreiro e a 40°C; na secagem a 60°C, observou-se comprometimento nas estruturas celulares nos cafés com teor de água de 20% (bu.The maintenance of the integrity of cellular membranes, among other events, is a strong indicator that the quality of the coffee was preserved in the post-harvesting process. Therefore, this work aimed to analyze the effect of different drying methods on the maintenance of the integrity of cell walls and plasma membrane of natural and de-pulped coffee in order to determine the conditions and the moment that microscopic ruptures take place. The coffee was submitted to a pre-drying period on a concrete patio. After this, a sample of each type of coffee was dehydrated outdoors and another, with heated air at 40ºC and 60ºC in fixed-layer dryers, controlling the grain temperature and the moisture content to 11% (bu. During the drying process the coffee grains were randomly sampled and fragments of the endosperm were prepared for scanning electron microscopy and eletromicrographs were taken. Measurements of the cells were taken for evaluating changes in the plasma membrane of the endosperm cells in relation to the moisture content and drying period. The cell cytoplasm of the coffee grains with 11% moisture content was not affected when dried under sun light and at the temperature of 40°C. When dried at 60°C, changes in the cellular structures of the cytoplasm were observed for coffees with moisture content of 20%.

  10. Crescimento e produtividade de nogueira-macadâmia em consórcio com cafeeiro arábica irrigado

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    Marcos José Perdoná

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o crescimento e a produtividade de cultivares de nogueira-macadâmia (Macadamia integrifolia, em sistema de cultivo consorciado com café (Coffea arabica irrigado. O experimento foi realizado em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com dez repetições. Seis cultivares de macadâmia foram utilizadas, das quais três nacionais (IAC 4-12B, IAC 4-20 e IAC 9-20 e três havaianas (HAES 344, HAES 660 e HAES 816. Nos quatro primeiros anos de produção, foram feitas avaliações de: altura de planta, diâmetro de copa e de tronco, número de nozes por planta, peso médio de noz, peso médio de amêndoa, produção de nozes por planta, taxa de recuperação e produção de amêndoas por planta. As cultivares nacionais apresentaram menor crescimento em altura, com destaque para IAC 4-20, porém, com copas de maior diâmetro. As cultivares nacionais são mais produtivas, com destaque para a IAC 4-12B.

  11. Suficiência amostral para mudas de cafeeiro cv. Rubi

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    Patriciani Estela Cipriano

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O número de plantas por parcela experimental é de extrema importância para a precisão dos resultados. O objetivou deste trabalho é encontrar o tamanho ótimo para experimentos de mudas de cafeeiro da cultivar Rubi MG 1192. O experimento foi instalado no Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sul de Minas Gerais (IFSULDEMINAS, campus Machado. As plantas foram dispostas em 14 fileiras com 14 plantas em cada linha. Foram descartadas a primeira e última fileira e a primeira e última linha, as quais tiveram função de bordadura. Utilizaram-se, portanto, 144 mudas que individualmente caracterizavam as unidades básicas (UB. As avaliações ocorreram quando as plantas atingiram o sexto par de folhas definitivo e as variáveis respostas foram coletadas. Cada uma das 144 UB foi utilizada para simular 14 diferentes tamanhos de parcelas de 1UB até 72UB. Não foi considerada a forma das parcelas. Para cada um desses agrupamentos foi calculado o coeficiente de variação médio. Verificou-se que o tamanho ótimo de parcela útil para experimentos com mudas de café da cultivar Rubi MG 1192 varia de 2 a 8 mudas por parcela, de acordo com a variável em estudo.

  12. Heat stress causes alterations in the cell-wall polymers and anatomy of coffee leaves (Coffea arabica L.).

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    Lima, Rogério Barbosa; dos Santos, Tiago Benedito; Vieira, Luiz Gonzaga Esteves; Ferrarese, Maria de Lourdes Lúcio; Ferrarese-Filho, Osvaldo; Donatti, Lucélia; Boeger, Maria Regina Torres; Petkowicz, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira

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    Coffee plants were subjected to heat stress (37 °C) and compared with control plants (24 °C). Cell wall polysaccharides were extracted using water (W), EDTA (E) and 4M NaOH (H30 and H70). In addition, monolignols were analyzed, and the leaves were observed by microscopy. Plants under heat stress accumulated higher contents of arabinose and galactose in fraction W. Xylose contents were observed to decrease in H30 fractions after the heat stress, whereas galactose and uronic acid increased. H70 fractions from plants exposed to heat stress showed increased xylose contents, whereas the contents of arabinose and glucose decreased. Differences in the molar-mass profiles of polysaccharides were also observed. The primary monolignol contents increased after the heat stress. Structural alterations in palisade cells and ultrastructural damage in chloroplasts were also observed. Our results demonstrate that the chemical profile of coffee cell-wall polymers and structural cell anatomy change under heat stress. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Remote sensing leaf water stress in coffee (Coffea arabica) using secondary effects of water absorption and random forests

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    Chemura, Abel; Mutanga, Onisimo; Dube, Timothy

    2017-08-01

    Water management is an important component in agriculture, particularly for perennial tree crops such as coffee. Proper detection and monitoring of water stress therefore plays an important role not only in mitigating the associated adverse impacts on crop growth and productivity but also in reducing expensive and environmentally unsustainable irrigation practices. Current methods for water stress detection in coffee production mainly involve monitoring plant physiological characteristics and soil conditions. In this study, we tested the ability of selected wavebands in the VIS/NIR range to predict plant water content (PWC) in coffee using the random forest algorithm. An experiment was set up such that coffee plants were exposed to different levels of water stress and reflectance and plant water content measured. In selecting appropriate parameters, cross-correlation identified 11 wavebands, reflectance difference identified 16 and reflectance sensitivity identified 22 variables related to PWC. Only three wavebands (485 nm, 670 nm and 885 nm) were identified by at least two methods as significant. The selected wavebands were trained (n = 36) and tested on independent data (n = 24) after being integrated into the random forest algorithm to predict coffee PWC. The results showed that the reflectance sensitivity selected bands performed the best in water stress detection (r = 0.87, RMSE = 4.91% and pBias = 0.9%), when compared to reflectance difference (r = 0.79, RMSE = 6.19 and pBias = 2.5%) and cross-correlation selected wavebands (r = 0.75, RMSE = 6.52 and pBias = 1.6). These results indicate that it is possible to reliably predict PWC using wavebands in the VIS/NIR range that correspond with many of the available multispectral scanners using random forests and further research at field and landscape scale is required to operationalize these findings.

  14. ABA Inhibits Embryo Cell Expansion and Early Cell Division Events During Coffee (Coffea arabica 'Rubi') Seed Germination

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    Silva, da E.A.A.; Toorop, P.E.; Lammeren, van A.A.M.; Hilhorst, H.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    Background and Aims: Coffee seed germination represents an interplay between the embryo and the surrounding endosperm. A sequence of events in both parts of the seed determines whether germination will be successful or not. Following previous studies, the aim here was to further characterize the

  15. In silico identification of DELLA proteins in plants of Coffea arabica L. and Ananas comosus L. Merr

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    Maita Ávila Espinosa

    2012-07-01

    Key words: bioinformatics, CAFEST, flowering process, gibberellins. Abreviaturas:ácido desoxirribonucleico (ADN, ácido desoxirribonucleico complementario (ADNc, banco de secuencias expresadas en cafeto (CAFEST, giberelinas (GAs, Marco abierto de lectura (ORFs, secuencias expresadas contiguas (EST-contigs, secuencias expresadas únicas (EST-singlets.

  16. Sensory analysis of four cultivars of coffee (Coffea arabica L., grown at different altitudes in the San Martin region - Peru

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    Liliana Estrella Gamonal

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Sensory characteristics were evaluated such as aroma, taste, aftertaste, acidity, body, consistency, balance, cleanliness of the cup, sweetness and beverage quality of four coffee cultivars (Catuaí, Caturra, Pache and Catimor harvested from two different attitudes [sic: altitudes] (800-1000 and 1000-1200 meters above sea level in the Province of San Martin - Peru. The focus of this research was to look for significant differences between sensory characteristics evaluated by 05 professional coffee-tasters certified by the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera y de Servicios Oro Verde. Ripe cherries were hand-picked, wet processed with natural fermentation and last of all submitted to solar drying. The roasting and grinding procedures followed those specified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The coffee-tasters evaluated the sensory attributes on a scale of 6-10 for each criterion. Our results suggested that the sensory quality of Pache and Caturra coffee beans increases the higher the altitude they are cultivated. Although, there is no significant difference between altitudes, the interaction between these two varieties and altitude favors a greater gain in beverage quality as well as aroma, flavor and acidity for the Caturra variety.

  17. Clonagem, expressão e caracterização de uma flavina monooxigenase de Coffea arabica

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    Igor Cesarino

    2009-01-01

    Resumo: Uma grande quantidade de genes que codificam flavina monooxigenases (Flavin containing monooxygenases - FMOs) é encontrada em genomas vegetais, embora poucas funções biológicas tenham sido relacionadas com esse grupo de enzimas em plantas. Um importante papel desempenhado por FMOs é a conversão de triptamina em N-hidroxil niptamina, reação catalisada pelas proteínas YUCCA de Arabidopsis thaliana e que constitui o passo limitante da via de síntese de auxina a partir de triptofano. Prot...

  18. The use of the shaded coffee (sombrío del cafeto production thecnique (Coffea arabica in colombia

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    Gonzalo Enrique Mancilla Díaz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The art of coffee production under shade has been one of the most effective methods used by our ancestors in order to adapt the coffee trees to precarious conditions, where they would not otherwise produce profitably due to the conditions of elevation, light, water availability, percentage of organic matter, temperature and other climatic and geographic factors. The objective of this study was to explain in a consistent and clear way the interaction of different effects generated in the soil, atmosphere and the crop, as a result of the use of the shaded coffee technique (sombrío de café in coffee plantations. This provides tools that are applicable to the Colombian coffee growing industry, which can produce an improvement in the use of this technique, based on the zoning of the productive unit. This will generate an increase in the life and productivity of the crop.

  19. Oxidative stability of soybean oil added to coffee husk extract (Coffea arabica L. under accelerated storage conditions

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    Elisa Franco RIBEIRO

    Full Text Available Abstract Several plants have been studied as potential sources of natural antioxidants for use in the food industry, especially polyphenols. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hydroalcoholic extract from coffee husk on the oxidative stability of soybean oil when stored in an oven. Samples were maintained at a temperature of 60 °C and their oxidative stability was evaluated once every 5 days for a period of 20 days through the Rancimat equipament and analysis of peroxide value, conjugated dienes and tocopherols retention. The oxidation rate in terms of mass gain was evaluated once every 24 hours for a period of 24 days. Although the antioxidant TBHQ showed a better efficiency in the inhibition of oxidation, coffee husk extract showed a synergistic effect when used with the synthetic, delaying the appearance of degradation products. In addition, the freeze-dried extract showed the ability to reduce the mass-gain rate when used alone as well as when used in combination with the synthetic antioxidant butyl hydroxyanisole (BHA, noting a synergistic effect on oxidative stability between the extract and the BHA. Therefore, coffee husk extract could be considered a source of natural antioxidants for synthetic antioxidants substitution.

  20. Evaluación de fertilizantes foliares sobre la producción en café (Coffea arabica L.

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    Omar A. Sosa-M.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available En  la subestación experimental Paraguaicito de Cenicafé, ubicada en el municipio de Buenavista, departamento del Quindío,  se  realizó un ensayo con  fertilizantes  foliares, en café variedad Colombia de 24 meses de edad, con una distancia de siembra de 2 x 1 m. Las aplicaciones foliares se realizaron 58 ý 88 días después del pico de floración principal, con el fin de evaluar su efecto sobre la producción, el factor de conversión y el rendimiento en  trilla. Los  fertilizantes  foliares utilizados  fueron: Úrea, MAP, Nitrato de Calcio  al 1%, KCl, Kelatex Calcio, Kelatex Magnesio al 0,25%, Borosol al 0,3%, Nitrato de potasio al 4%, Kelatex calcio (0,25% + Borosol (0,3% y Úrea  (1% + KCl  (0,25% + MAP  (1%. Los  resultados obtenidos no mostraron diferencias estadísticas sobre la producción de la primera cosecha de 2007, ya que la aplicación foliar de los fertilizantes no influyó sobre el factor de conversión, el cual presentó un valor promedio de 5,17, que se puede considerar aceptable con  respecto al promedio nacional. El  rendimiento en  trilla no presentó diferencias  significativas  entre  tratamientos,  aunque presentó un factor promedio de 88,68kg (cps; valor por debajo  de  la  línea de comercialización  nacional  que actualmente es de 92,8kg (cps.

  1. Suppression of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) With Trimedlure and Biolure Dispensers in Coffea arabica (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) in Hawaii.

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    Vargas, Roger I; Souder, Steven K; Rendon, Pedro; Mackey, Bruce

    2017-11-23

    To assess the potential to suppress Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann; Diptera: Tephritidae), via mass trapping with Trimedlure (TML), we compared fly catch (as catch per trap per time period) provided by either a novel, solid, triple-lure dispenser with TML, methyl eugenol (ME), and raspberry ketone (RK) (TMR) or solid TML plugs, both without insecticides, in addition to Biolure bait stations. Work was done in a coffee plantation that had a dense C. capitata population. Three treatments were compared: 1) TMR or TML (50 traps per ha), 2) Biolure (50 traps per ha), 3) TML (25 per ha) or TMR (25 per ha) + Biolure (25 per ha), and 4) an untreated control. During coffee season, based on C. capitata captures (mean flies per trap per wk) inside plastic McPhail traps, all treatments were significantly different than the control: Biolure (9.57) = TMR (11.28) = Biolure +TMR (13.50) < Control (36.06 flies/trap/wk). During non-coffee season, all treatments were significantly different than the control and TML was significantly lower than Biolure (wax matrix bait stations): TML (0.95) < Biolure (1.43) = Biolure +TML (1.77) < Control (2.81 flies/trap/wk). Surprisingly, captures were not lower in plots treated with combinations of Biolure + TMR or TML, compared to individual plots with Biolure or TML or TMR alone. Mass trapping with either TML or TMR dispensers deserves further study as a component of Integrated Pest Management programs for C. capitata in Hawaii and may have global potential for management of C. capitata. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America 2017. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

  2. HONGO ENDOMICORRÍZICO Y BACTERIA FIJADORA DE NITRÓGENO INOCULADAS A Coffea arabica EN VIVERO

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    Juan Francisco Aguirre-Medina

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar el efecto de la inoculación con Azospirillum brasilense y Glomus intraradice en café, se estableció la presente investigación en un vivero en el Campo Experimental Rosario Izapa, Chiapas, México de septiembre de 2005 a abril de 2006. Se utilizó un suelo Andosol¿mólico típico de la región cafetalera del Soconusco Chiapas, México. El A. brasilense tuvo una concentración de 100 x 106 bacterias por gramo de turba y el hongo micorrízico, cuarenta esporas por gramo de suelo con infección de 95% en el sistema radical de cebolla. Los tratamientos utilizados fueron los microorganismos solos, la combinación de ambos y el testigo sin inocular que se distribuyeron en un diseño de bloques completos al azar. Se evaluaron variables morfológicas y fisiológicas del rendimiento cada treinta días a partir del segundo mes de siembra durante siete meses y se determinó el contenido de N, P y Ca en el tejido vegetal. Los resultados se analizaron estadísticamente y las diferencias entre tratamientos se compararon de acuerdo a Tukey 5%. Los resultados indican una respuesta diferencial entre los microorganismos. A. brasilense indujo mayor desarrollo radical y la simbiosis doble G. intraradices + A. brasilense mejoró el desarrollo del tallo y lámina foliar. El contenido de N, P y Ca se presentó de forma consistente con G. intraradices.

  3. Altered expression of the caffeine synthase gene in a naturally caffeine-free mutant of Coffea arabica

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    Mirian Perez Maluf

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, we studied the biosynthesis of caffeine by examining the expression of genes involved in this biosynthetic pathway in coffee fruits containing normal or low levels of this substance. The amplification of gene-specific transcripts during fruit development revealed that low-caffeine fruits had a lower expression of the theobromine synthase and caffeine synthase genes and also contained an extra transcript of the caffeine synthase gene. This extra transcript contained only part of exon 1 and all of exon 3. The sequence of the mutant caffeine synthase gene revealed the substitution of isoleucine for valine in the enzyme active site that probably interfered with enzymatic activity. These findings indicate that the absence of caffeine in these mutants probably resulted from a combination of transcriptional regulation and the presence of mutations in the caffeine synthase amino acid sequence.

  4. Efecto de micorriza vesiculo-arbuscular en café Coffea arabica L. variedad Colombia en almacigo

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    Sánchez de Prager Marina

    1990-06-01

    Full Text Available A fin de seguir el proceso de infección y esporulación de hongos MVA y evaluar el efecto de su inoculación en café variedad Colombia, se efectuó un ensayo en suelo recolectado en Sevilla (Valle. Se establecieron seis tratamientos: suelo natural, natural + refuerzo, desifestado, desinfestado + Entrophospora colombiana, desinfestado + Glomus manihotis y desinfestado + Acaulos Rora myriocarpa. Se obtuvieron plántulas en arena estéril que se trasplantaron e inocularon a los dos meses. La distribución dentro de los tratamientos fue completamente al azar. Se cosecharon 3 plantas/tratamiento cada quince días durante cinco meses. Se evaluó altura, peso seco parte aérea, área foliar, infección en raíces por hongos MVA, esporas/g suelo seco, análisis foliar para N, P, K, Ca y Mg y cualificación de hongos implicados en la simbiosis. En suelo natural predominaron especies del género Glomus G. manihotis, E. colombiana y A. myriocarpa se encontraron haciendo parte de la flora nativa. Ocho días después del trasplante ya había infección por hongos micorrizogenos; las especies evaluadas difirieron en su capacidad infectiva. La mejor esporulación ocurrió a los cien días de trasplante. G. manihotis además de estimular el mayor crecimiento favoreció el desarrollo vegetativo del café, tornó a las plantas más eficientes en la absorción de N, P, K, Ca y Mg, lo cual es de esperarse dado el extenso desarrollo radical que en esta asociación triplica a los valores obtenidos en suelo natural y desinfestado.A greenhouse experiment was carried out in order to monitor the infection, VAM fungi sporulation and the influence of micorrhiza inoculation on Colombia coffe cultivar. The following treatments were set up: natural soil, + inoculum; desinfested soil + Glomus manihotis; desinfested soil + Entrophospora colombiana; desinfested soil + Acaulospora myriocarpa and desinfested soil. Coffee seedlings were grown on sterilized sand for two months, transplanted to plastic bags filled with soil and inoculated. The experimental design was complete randomized. Three plants from each treatment were harvested every two weeks during five months. Plant weight, dry matter, leaf area, root infection, spore counting and foliar analysis for N, P, K, Ca and Mg were recorded for each harvest. In the natural soil we found species of the genus Glomus, Entrophospora and Acaulospora. Eight days after transplanting we registered root infection by VAM. There were big differences among species. The greatest sporulation was found hundred days after transplanting G. manihotis was the best species as for as growth enhacement and nutrient uptake besides its influence on root development which was three fold compared with those on natural soil and desinfested soil treatments.

  5. Marcadores moleculares derivados de sequências expressas do genoma café potencialmente envolvidas na resistência à ferrugem

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    Samuel Mazzinghy Alvarenga

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar marcadores moleculares relacionados à resistência do cafeeiro (Coffea arabica à ferrugem (Hemileia vastatrix. Foram identificadas sequências de DNA potencialmente envolvidas na resistência do cafeeiro a doenças, por meio de análise "in silico", a partir das informações geradas pelo Projeto Brasileiro do Genoma Café. A partir das sequências mineradas, foram desenhados 59 pares de iniciadores para amplificá-las. Os 59 iniciadores foram testados em 12 cafeeiros resistentes e 12 susceptíveis a H. vastatrix. Vinte e sete iniciadores resultaram em bandas únicas e bem definidas, enquanto um deles amplificou fragmento de DNA em todos os cafeeiros resistentes, mas não nos suscetíveis. Esse marcador molecular polimórfico amplificou uma região do DNA que corresponde a uma janela aberta de leitura parcial do genoma de C. arabica que codifica uma proteína de resistência a doenças. O marcador CARF 005 é capaz de diferenciar os cafeeiros analisados em resistentes e susceptíveis a H. vastatrix.

  6. Vegetative growth in Conilon coffee under fertigation with different instalments and doses of nitrogen and potassium = Crescimento vegetativo do cafeeiro Conilon fertirrigado com diferentes parcelamentos e doses de nitrogênio e potássio

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    Marcelo Magiero

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The cultivation of Conilon coffee in the north of the State of Espirito Santo in Brazil, has largely been carried out under irrigation, due to the irregular distribution of rainfall. Irrigation and fertilisation management in coffee is directly related to yield and production costs, with fertigation emerging as an alternative, with nutrient being applied via the irrigation water, increasing the efficiency of the application. The aim of this study therefore, was to evaluate vegetative growth in Conilon coffee irrigated with different instalments and doses of nitrogen and potassium, applied through fertigation. The work was carried out in a 24-month old commercial plantation of Conilon coffee (Coffea canephora, located in the town of São Mateus, in the State of Espirito Santo in Brazil. A completely randomised experimental design was used, in subdivided lots with four replications. The lots corresponded to the doses of nitrogen and potassium, with 60%, 80%, 100%, 120%, 140% and 160% of the recommended dose being applied. The sub-lots corresponded to 3, 9, 15 and 21 instalments of the fertilizer for the crop year. Vegetative growth in the orthotropic and plagiotropic branches was evaluated every 90 days. An increase in instalment promoted greater growth in the orthotropic branch and plagiotropic branch III, with the doses having no influence on the growth of these branches in the coffee plant. The plagiotropic branch II displayed maximum vegetative growth at the dose of 60% in nine instalments, and of 115% in 15 instalments. = O cultivo do café Conilon no Norte Capixaba tem sido feito predominantemente por meio de irrigação em razão das condições de distribuição irregular das chuvas. O manejo da irrigação e a adubação do cafeeiro estão diretamente ligados à produtividade e ao custo de produção, sendo que a fertirrigação surge como alternativa de aplicação de nutrientes via água de irrigação, aumentando a eficiência de

  7. Efeito da poda do tipo decote no controle da xylella fastidiosa em cultivares de cafeeiro "Decote" type pruning effect upon xylella fastidiosa control in coffee cultivars

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    Rachel Benetti Queiroz-Voltan

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    ' de C. canephora, foram os tratamentos com maior severidade e, novamente no período chuvoso, as diferenças não foram observadas. Concluiu-se, portanto, que a prática da poda do tipo decote não resultou nesse experimento em um controle eficiente da X. fastidiosa em cafeeiros de C. arabica de pé-franco ou enxertados e infectados por esta moléstia.Xylella fastidiosa plant colonization causes damages to the coffee production and nowadays there is no available economic chemical control to this bacterium. Adequate cultivation management as the use of bacteria-free scions and control of the insect vector (cicadas, are practices that may attenuate the disease incidence. Pruning, that has been recommended for citrus and vines for disease control, still does not have its efficiency proved for coffee plants. This research work aimed to quantify the proportion of xylem vessel elements obstructed by the bacteria, as well as to evaluate the disease external symptoms severity after the "decote" type pruning. In June 2003 (dry season, eight months after pruning, it was observed that 4% of the petiole vessel elements were obstructed by X. fastidiosa, 2% of the central vein and 1% of the stem. In the rainy season, 14 months after pruning, the obstruction proportion of vessel elements decreased to 2% in the petiole and to 1% in central vein and stem respectively. Therefore, the pruning practice decreased slightly the xylem vessel obstruction caused by the bacteria in the dry period, once prior to pruning a 6% obstruction in the petiole was observed. The new branches sprouted during the rainy season seemed to compensate obstruction in older branches, thus decreasing vase obstruction proportion. In 2003 there were no differences in the disease symptom severity among treatments in the two periods (dry and rainy season, however, in the dry period of 2004, 'Catuaí Vermelho IAC 81' and 'Mundo Novo IAC 515-20' cultivars, grafted on C. canephora 'Apoatã IAC 2258', presented higher

  8. Quantidade de água transpirada pelo cafeeiro cultivado ao sol

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    Coaraci M. Franco

    1950-01-01

    Full Text Available In determinations made with a porometer it was verified that the stomatal opening of coffee leaves increases in size immediately after the leaves are detached from the plant (fig. 1. This fact indicates that the method of rapid weighings of detached leaves is not suitable for studies on the transpiration of the coffee plant. The transpiration of coffee plants has been determined by the weighing potted plant method. Pots with a capacity for 51 liters were used. They were made of galvanized iron plate and had no drainage hole. When the moisture content of the soil approached the wilting point water was added to bring all the soil mass to fiel capacity. In order to avoid oxygen depletion the pots were not sealed. To decrease the direct evaporation at the soil surface a two-centimeter layer of rice hulls was used as mulch, and a celotex cover was placed on top of the pot. Three similar pots with the same type of protection, but without plants were used to measure the direct evaporation from the soil surface. The weight losses of these pots were subtracted from the weight losses of the pots with plants. Two to throe-year old plants of Coffea arabica var. bourbon were used. Three plants were employed each month and after this time their leaves were picked off, and the total leaf area was determined. The tests were carried out for a whole year. The transpiration rates were calculated in g/dm²/day. The total leaf area of an adult coffee plant was found to be 3,146 dm² (average of seven trees. Based on this average and on the transpiration rate of the experimental plants it was possible to calculate approximately the amount of water that an adult coffee plant would transpire under the same conditions. Since the plants submitted to the experiment did not suffer water shortage at any time, the present results show the approximate amount of water lost by the coffee plant under optimal soil-water conditions. The data are presented in table 1. The figure 1

  9. Development of new genomic microsatellite markers from robusta coffee (Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner) showing broad cross-species transferability and utility in genetic studies.

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    Hendre, Prasad Suresh; Phanindranath, Regur; Annapurna, V; Lalremruata, Albert; Aggarwal, Ramesh K

    2008-04-30

    Species-specific microsatellite markers are desirable for genetic studies and to harness the potential of MAS-based breeding for genetic improvement. Limited availability of such markers for coffee, one of the most important beverage tree crops, warrants newer efforts to develop additional microsatellite markers that can be effectively deployed in genetic analysis and coffee improvement programs. The present study aimed to develop new coffee-specific SSR markers and validate their utility in analysis of genetic diversity, individualization, linkage mapping, and transferability for use in other related taxa. A small-insert partial genomic library of Coffea canephora, was probed for various SSR motifs following conventional approach of Southern hybridisation. Characterization of repeat positive clones revealed a very high abundance of DNRs (1/15 Kb) over TNRs (1/406 kb). The relative frequencies of different DNRs were found as AT > AG > AC, whereas among TNRs, AGC was the most abundant repeat. The SSR positive sequences were used to design 58 primer pairs of which 44 pairs could be validated as single locus markers using a panel of arabica and robusta genotypes. The analysis revealed an average of 3.3 and 3.78 alleles and 0.49 and 0.62 PIC per marker for the tested arabicas and robustas, respectively. It also revealed a high cumulative PI over all the markers using both sib-based (10-6 and 10-12 for arabicas and robustas respectively) and unbiased corrected estimates (10-20 and 10-43 for arabicas and robustas respectively). The markers were tested for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, linkage dis-equilibrium, and were successfully used to ascertain generic diversity/affinities in the tested germplasm (cultivated as well as species). Nine markers could be mapped on robusta linkage map. Importantly, the markers showed ~92% transferability across related species/genera of coffee. The conventional approach of genomic library was successfully employed although with low

  10. Teores de nutrientes em cultivares de café arábica submetidos à deriva de glyphosate Nutrient content in arabica coffee cultivars subjected to glyphosate drift

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    A.C França

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se, neste trabalho, os efeitos do glyphosate sobre os teores foliares de nutrientes em três cultivares de café (Coffea arabica. Utilizou-se o esquema fatorial (3 x 5 em delineamento de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, sendo os tratamentos compostos por três cultivares de café: Catucaí Amarelo (2 SL, Oeiras (MG-6851 e Topázio (MG-1190; e cinco doses de glyphosate (0; 57,6; 115,2; 230,4; e 460,8 g ha-1. Aos 45 e 120 DAA, coletaram-se folhas (terceiro par de ramos plagiotrópicos, contidos na parte mediana das plantas. Os sintomas de intoxicação foram caracterizados por clorose e estreitamento do limbo foliar para os três cultivares de café. Houve redução nos teores foliares de N, P, K, Cu e Zn aos 45 DAA e de N, K, Mn e Zn aos 120 DAA nas plantas de café tratadas com glyphosate, independentemente do cultivar utilizado. O cultivar Topázio apresentou as maiores reduções nos teores foliares de Fe e Mn, aos 45 DAA, e de P e Fe, aos 120 DAA.The effects of glyphosate on the foliar levels of nutrients in three coffee cultivars (Coffea arabica were evaluated in this work. A factorial (3 x 5 was used in a randomized block design with four replications, with treatments consisting of three coffee varieties: Catucaí Amarelo (2 SL, Oeiras (MG-6851 and Topázio (MG-1190 and five glyphosate doses (0, 57.6, 115.2, 230.4 and 460.8 g ha-1. At 45 and 120 DAA, leaves (third pair from plagiotrophic branches were collected from the medium part of the plants. Glyphosate intoxication symptoms were characterized by chlorosis and leaf narrowing for the three coffee varieties. There was a reduction in foliar levels of N, P, K, Cu and Zn at 45 DAA, and N, K, Mn and Zn at 120 DAA, in coffee plants treated with glyphosate, regardless of the cultivar used. Cultivar Topázio showed the greatest reductions in the foliar levels of Fe and Mn, at 45 DAA and P and Fe, at 120 DAA, when treated with glyphosate.

  11. O sistema radicular do cafeeiro nos principais tipos de solo do estado de São Paulo

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    Coaraci M. Franco

    1946-09-01

    Full Text Available A new method for the study of the root system of the coffee plant Coffea arabica L. is described. The method consists in excavating a ditch along a row of four plants, 15 cm apart from the trunks. Blocks of soil 30 cm square and varying thickness, depending on the depth from which they were taken, were removed so as to include a complete cross section of the root system. The first three layers were 10 cm thick; the next two layers, 20 cm; the remaining layers (variable in number, 30 cm thick. The roots from each block were washed, air dried and weighed. The data obtained were used to draw the excavation maps as represented in graphics, I, IV, VII, X and XIII. On theses maps each dot represents 0.1 g of roots. A formula is given to estimate the weight of the whole root system, from the data thus obtained. The method just described was used to study the root system of the coffee tree in four different types of soil of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. It is pointed out that the study of the root distribution based on weight alone might lead one to erroneous conclusions, since the first layers contain heavy non-absorbing roots whereas many active roots, light in weight, are located in deeper layers. A much better idea about the root distribution in the soil was obtained by drawing the excavation map on a black cloth in true seale, and then spreading the roots removed from each block soil inside the corresponding place in the map. The pictures of this arrangement are reproduced in fig. IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. The best root distribution was found in the soil "terra-roxa misturada" in the Campinas county (fig. IV. In this soil the roots extend beyond 2.5 m depth and are very' well distributed through the soil. The poorest root distribution was found in the soil "terra-roxa legítima" in the Eibeirão Preto county (fig. V. In this soil the roots are mostly confined to the superficial layers. A study of the soil profiles w r here the trees were growing

  12. Isolation and characterization of cDNA encoding three dehydrins expressed during Coffea canephora (Robusta) grain development.

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    Hinniger, Cécile; Caillet, Victoria; Michoux, Franck; Ben Amor, Mohamed; Tanksley, Steve; Lin, Chenwei; McCarthy, James

    2006-05-01

    Dehydrins, or group 2 late embryogenic abundant proteins (LEA), are hydrophilic Gly-rich proteins that are induced in vegetative tissues in response to dehydration, elevated salt, and low temperature, in addition to being expressed during the late stages of seed maturation. With the aim of characterizing and studying genes involved in osmotic stress tolerance in coffee, several full-length cDNA-encoding dehydrins (CcDH1, CcDH2 and CcDH3) and an LEA protein (CcLEA1) from Coffea canephora (robusta) were isolated and characterized. The protein sequences deduced from the full-length cDNA were analysed to classify each dehydrin/LEA gene product and RT-PCR was used to determine the expression pattern of all four genes during pericarp and grain development, and in several other tissues of C. arabica and C. canephora. Primer-assisted genome walking was used to isolate the promoter region of the grain specific dehydrin gene (CcDH2). The CcDH1 and CcDH2 genes encode Y(3)SK(2) dehydrins and the CcDH3 gene encodes an SK(3) dehydrin. CcDH1 and CcDH2 are expressed during the final stages of arabica and robusta grain development, but only the CcDH1 transcripts are clearly detected in other tissues such as pericarp, leaves and flowers. CcDH3 transcripts are also found in developing arabica and robusta grain, in addition to being detected in pericarp, stem, leaves and flowers. CcLEA1 transcripts were only detected during a brief period of grain development. Finally, over 1 kb of genomic sequence potentially encoding the entire grain-specific promoter region of the CcDH2 gene was isolated and characterized. cDNA sequences for three dehydrins and one LEA protein have been obtained and the expression of the associated genes has been determined in various tissues of arabica and robusta coffees. Because induction of dehydrin gene expression is associated with osmotic stress in other plants, the dehydrin sequences presented here will facilitate future studies on the induction and control

  13. A Comparison Among Various Robusta Coffee ( Coffea canephora ...

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    The propagation and distribution of robusta coffee (Coffea canephora Pierre), clonal selections in Uganda has been hampered by logistics. These clonal selections also exhibit a substantial degree of genotype-environmental interaction. Our objectives were to further elucidate the differences between these clones, the ...

  14. ( Coffea robusta Rio Nunes) in Kogi State, Nigeria

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    Adaptive Measures for the Factors Affecting Marketing of Coffee ( Coffea robusta Rio Nunes) in Kogi State, Nigeria. ... Intervention measures may include the introduction of local or national coffee quality control and certification systems; formation of the coffee producers' and marketers' cooperative society and the ...

  15. (Coffea canephora Pierre) Clonal Materials and their Seedling ...

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    Abstract. The propagation and distribution of robusta coffee (Coffea canephora Pierre), clonal selections in. Uganda has been hampered by logistics. These clonal selections also exhibit a substantial degree of genotype-environmental interaction. Our objectives were to further elucidate the differences between these clones ...

  16. Seletividade fisiológica de inseticidas a vespidae predadores do bicho-mineiro-do-cafeeiro

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    GUSMÃO MARCOS RAFAEL; PICANÇO MARCELO; GONRING ALFREDO HENRIQUE ROCHA; MOURA MARCELO FIALHO

    2000-01-01

    Estudou-se, em laboratório, a seletividade dos inseticidas clorpirifós, deltametrina, dimetoato, ethion, monocrotofós e permetrina às vespas predadoras Apoica pallens Fab., Brachygastra lecheguana Latreille e Polistes versicolor versicolor Olivier (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) em concentrações que correspondem a 50% e 100% da dosagem recomendada para o controle do bicho-mineiro-do-cafeeiro, Perileucoptera coffeella Guérin-Meneville (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae). Deltametrina foi seletivo em favor de P...

  17. Análisis de segregación de marcadores moleculares en una población derivada de Coffea liberica Hiern x C. eugenioides L.

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    Germán Ariel López Gartner

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    Full Text Available El café es un cultivo importante para la economía mundial. La producción comercial de café se basa en dos especies, Coffea arabica L. (70% y C. canephora Pierre (30%. La primera es la única alotetraploide (2n = 4x = 44 que tiene su centro primario de diversidad en las tierras altas del suroeste de Etiopía; la segunda es la única cultivada en Colombia y representa un importante valor económico y social. Sin embargo, C. arabica tiene una base genética muy estrecha y por ello es importante el uso de especies diploides en el mejoramiento del café para ampliar su diversidad. En este trabajo fueron evaluados los patrones de segregación genética en una población consistente en 101 plantas híbridas F1 de un cruce entre la especie diploide C. liberica y C. eugenioides utilizando 618 marcadores moleculares, de las cuales 168 SSR y 2 EST exhibieron patrones polimórficos que permitieron el análisis de segregación. Aproximadamente 24% de los loci fueron alelos nulos y la distorsión de la segregación alcanzó 23.5% (α < 0.01. Se observaron un total de cuatro tipos segregantes de entre siete posibilidades diferentes. Se discuten los orígenes de los alelos nulos, posibles causas de distorsión de la segregación, diferentes patrones de segregación y frecuencias de recombinación. El conocimiento derivado de este estudio permite entender mejor el comportamiento de la segregación genética de estos marcadores, con el fin de desarrollar mapas genéticos que tienen aplicaciones importantes para los programas de mejoramiento de café y de otras especies comerciales.

  18. Aproveitamento do café Excelsa em mistura com o café Árábica Use of Excelsa coffee in blends with Arabica

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    Alcides Carvalho

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available O café Excelsa (Coffea dewevrei cv. Excelsa, embora rústico e produtivo, não é comercialmente cultivado. No presente trabalho, procurou-se avaliar a qualidade de sua bebida em mistura, em diferentes proporções, com o café Arábica (C. arabica de bebida boa. Usou-se delineamento em blocos incompletos balanceados, com oito tratamentos e sete repetições, além de um controle adicional de Arábica de bebida mole, e adotou-se a escala de 0 a 5 pontos, normalmente usada na classificação da bebida do Arábica. Durante a torração, o Excelsa apresentou aroma desagradável; a infusão, logo que colocada na xícara, também mostrou aroma estranho, o qual desapareceu algum tempo depois. As amostras do Arábica deram bebida mole, com média de 3,76 pontos, e, as de Excelsa, bebida inferior, com média de 1,64 ponto apenas. As médias de pontos conferidas à bebida das misturas de 10,20,30,40 e 50% de Excelsa com Arábica foram de 3,23, 2,95, 2,91, 2,67 e 1,91 respectivamente. Os provadores detectaram gosto estranho em 85,71 % das amostras do Excelsa. Nas misturas, esse gosto foi observado em escala crescente com a adição do café Excelsa. Encontrou-se uma correlação positiva e significativa (r =0,91 entre a quantidade do Excelsa na mistura e a porcentagem de amostras com gosto estranho. Houve variação entre os provadores com relação à sensibilidade para esse gosto. Correlação negativa e significativa (r =-0,93 foi notada entre a quantidade do Excelsa na mistura e a qualidade da bebida. Os resultados gerais indicam a possibilidade de se adicionar até 23% desse café em mistura com o Arábica de bebida boa, sem, contudo, provocar grandes alterações na qualidade da bebida.Among the known coffee species only Coflea arabica (Arabica coffee and C. canephora (Robusta coffee have economic importance in international market Excelsa coffee (C.dewevrei cv.Excelsa in spite of its rusticity, high yielding capacity and normal sized grains is not

  19. Crescimento, fotossíntese e composição mineral em genótipos de Coffea com potencial para utilização como porta-enxerto Growth, photosynthesis and mineral composition of Coffea germplasm with potential as rootstock

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    Eduardo Lauriano Alfonsi

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    Full Text Available Foi estudado o desenvolvimento da parte aérea e das raízes, as trocas gasosas fotossintéticas e a composição mineral nos genótipos de Coffea, Apoatã IAC 2258 (C. canephora; Bangelan IAC col. 5 (C. congensis X C. canephora; Catuaí IAC 144 (C. arabica; Excelsa (C. liberica, var. dewevrei e Piatã (IAC 387 (C. arabica X C. liberica, var. dewevrei, visando conhecer seus potenciais para utilização como porta-enxerto em C. arabica. Utilizaram-se plantas jovens cultivadas em terra, contida em saco plástico e em tubos de PVC sob telado, e no campo em plantas de quatro anos de idade. Em 'Bangelan' observaram-se maior comprimento da raiz pivotante e mais quantidade de raízes secundárias do que em 'Catuaí' e 'Piatã'. Os teores foliares de potássio do 'Piatã', 'Apoatã' e 'Bangelan' foram maiores aos observados para 'Catuaí' e 'Excelsa'. No campo, com baixa disponibilidade de água e nutrientes, os teores foliares de fósforo em 'Apoatã' e 'Piatã' foram maiores que em 'Catuaí' e 'Excelsa'. Em 'Catuaí,' notou-se maior eficiência na absorção de todos os micronutrientes (B, Cu, Mn e Zn, exceto ferro. A taxa fotossintética, condutância estomática e transpiração decresceram à tarde em todos os genótipos. Sob défice hídrico no solo, houve quedas significativas nas taxas fotossintéticas, condutância estomática e transpiração, sendo mais pronunciadas em 'Apoatã' e 'Excelsa', e menos em 'Catuaí' e 'Piatã', em relação aos valores observados sem restrição hídrica. A taxa fotossintética do 'Apoatã' foi menos influenciada pelo teor de água no solo em relação aos demais genótipos, que mostraram quedas acentuadas no período da tarde. Verificaram-se em 'Bangelan' e 'Apoatã' características favoráveis para a utilização como porta-enxerto em C. arabica.The development of shoot and roots, photosynthetic gas exchange and mineral composition of Coffea plants were studied in 'Apoatã' IAC 2258 (C. canephora, 'Bangelan

  20. Phytosociological aspects and weed management using cover crops on organic conilon coffee plantations / Aspectos fitossociológicos e manejo de plantas espontâneas utilizando espécies de cobertura em cafeeiro Conilon orgânico

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    José Antonio Azevedo Espindola

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    Full Text Available Weeds can bring benefits to agriculture, but when incorrectly managed they can compete with commercial crops for resources. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect that cover crops, associated with Coffea canephora cv. Conilon, imposes to the weed community. Cover crops were planted between the rows of a 6.5 years old organic coffee plantation spaced 2.0 x 1.5 m. The experiment was arranged in a complete randomized block design, with four replications, in a factorial scheme with the following treatments: control, Pennisetum glaucum and the legume plants: Canavalia ensiformis, Mucuna deeringiana and Cajanus cajan, with and without Rizobium inoculation. Cover crops dry weight and nutrient contents on coffee trees were determined. Weeds density, frequency, relative abundance, importance value index and plant similarity index were also determined. Twenty seven weed species were identified, with special emphasis on Bidens subalternans and Commelina benghalensis. Cover crops promote modifications on the succession dynamics of weeds and do not interfere with the development of the coffee trees. Canavalia ensiformis, Mucuna deeringiana and Pennisetum glaucum help on weed control.As plantas espontâneas competem com as culturas por recursos escassos, quando mal manejadas. No entanto, podem trazer benefícios à agricultura. O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar o efeito que plantas de cobertura, consorciadas com Coffea canephora cv. Conilon, impõem à comunidade de plantas espontâneas. Plantas de cobertura foram semeadas nas entrelinhas de um cafezal de 6,5 anos conduzido sob manejo orgânico, com espaçamento de 2,0 x 1,5 m. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições, num arranjo fatorial com tratamentos adicionais: testemunha, milheto – Pennisetum glaucum, e as leguminosas feijão-de-porco – Canavalia ensiformis, mucuna-anã – Mucuna deeringiana, e feijão-guandu – Cajanus cajan, com e sem

  1. Efeito de exsudatos radiculares em endósporos de Pasteuria penetrans e em juvenis do segundo estádio de Meloidogyne incognita

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    Juvenis do segundo estádio (J2) de Meloidogyne incognita foram incubados nos exsudatos radiculares de soja (Glycine max), tomateiro (Lycopersicon esculentum), cafeeiro (Coffea arabica), feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris), mostarda (Brassica rapa), Crotalaria juncea e C. spectabilis e em água por 12 h. Em seguida, realizou-se o teste de adesão por centrifugação ou por borbulhamento. Em outro ensaio, endósporos de Pasteuria penetrans foram incubados por quatro dias a 26 ºC nos exsudatos e submetido...

  2. Metabolismo de nitrogênio em dois sistemas de cultivo de café sob veranico da estação úmida

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    Carmem Lacerda Lemos; Sylvana Naomi Matsumoto; Anselmo Eloy Silveira Viana; Renato Alves Coelho; Fábio Ricardo Coutinho Fontes César

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    Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do veranico ocorrido na estação úmida sobre o metabolismo de nitrogênio em cafeeiros em sistema a pleno sol e associados com abacateiro (Persea americana Mill.) e ingazeiro (Inga edulis Mart.), foi realizado este experimento. O estudo foi conduzido em propriedade situada no município de Barra do Choça, BA, composto por plantas de café (Coffea arabica L.), variedade Catuaí, sendo caracterizados dois campos experimentais (sistema sombreado x sistema a pleno so...

  3. PERBANDINGAN KARAKTERISTIK KIMIA DAN NILAI SENSORI ANTARA KOPI LUWAK DAN KOPI BIASA DARI VARIETAS ARABICA (Cafeea arabica. L) DAN ROBUSTA (Cafeea canephora. L)

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    Mahendradatta, Meta; Zainal; Israyanti; Abu Bakar, Tawali

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    "Luwak??? coffee is well known as an extraordinary coffee due to its taste and high sell price. Special taste and odor of ???luwak??? coffee are caused by the change of protein, fat and caffeine content. This research aimed to know the comparison of caffein content, proximate analysis (protein and fat), taste and odor between ???luwak??? coffee and original coffee from arabika (Caffea arabica L) and robusta (Caffea canephora L) varieties. The treatments were robusta ???luwak???, arabica ???lu...

  4. An initial assessment of linkage disequilibrium (LD) in coffee trees: LD patterns in groups of Coffea canephora Pierre using microsatellite analysis.

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    Cubry, Philippe; de Bellis, Fabien; Avia, Komlan; Bouchet, Sophie; Pot, David; Dufour, Magali; Legnate, Hyacinthe; Leroy, Thierry

    2013-01-16

    A reciprocal recurrent selection program has been under way for the Coffea canephora coffee tree for approximately thirty years in the Ivory Coast. Association genetics would help to speed up this program by more rapidly selecting zones of interest in the genome. However, prior to any such studies, the linkage disequilibrium (LD) needs to be assessed between the markers on the genome. These data are essential for guiding association studies. This article describes the first results of an LD assessment in a coffee tree species. Guinean and Congolese breeding populations of C. canephora have been used for this work, with the goal of identifying ways of using these populations in association genetics. We identified changes in the LD along the genome within the different C. canephora diversity groups. In the different diversity groups studied, the LD was variable. Some diversity groups displayed disequilibria over long distances (up to 25 cM), whereas others had disequilibria not exceeding 1 cM. We also discovered a fine structure within the Guinean group. Given these results, association studies can be used within the species C. canephora. The coffee recurrent selection scheme being implemented in the Ivory Coast can thus be optimized. Lastly, our results could be used to improve C. arabica because one of its parents is closely related to C. canephora.

  5. Metabolic Relations between Methylxanthines and Methyluric Acids in Coffea L.

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    Petermann, J B; Baumann, T W

    1983-12-01

    Metabolism of purine alkaloids in the leaves of Coffea dewevrei De Wild et Durand var excelsa Chev, Coffea liberica Bull ex Hiern and Coffea abeokutae Cramer was studied by analyzing leaf discs collected during vegetative development and by feeding the following radioactive tracers: [(14)C]theobromine, [(14)C]caffeine, and [(14)C]theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid). Their principal metabolites were quantitatively and qualitatively determined. All three species convert the precursors to the same radioactive products, and proceed through the same four maturity stages characterized by the alkaloid accumulation pattern and by a particular transformation potency: (stage 1) young plant accumulating caffeine, transforms theobromine to caffeine; (stage 2) caffeine is gradually replaced by theacrine, theobromine and caffeine are converted to theacrine; (stage 3) theacrine disappears whereas liberine (O(2), 1,9-thrimethyluric acid) accumulates, theacrine is metabolized to liberine; (stage 4) branched-out plant containing liberine but no theacrine, caffeine is converted rapidly to liberine via theacrine. Methylliberine (O(2),1,7,9-tetramethyluric acid), presumably the direct precursor of liberine, is occasionally found in low concentrations at stage 3 and 4.The collective term ;liberio-excelsoid' introduced by geneticists for the numerous races or species of Pachycoffea is in accordance with the phytochemical equality found in this work.

  6. [Cloning and expression of alpha-D-galactosidase from coffee bean (Coffea liberica & Coffea canephora)].

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    Liang, Su-Yu; Zheng, Xue-Qin

    2005-09-01

    Alpha-D-galactosidase (alpha-Gal,E.C. 3.2.1.22) is an exo-glycosidase. The enzyme isolated from coffee beans has been well characterized. It has high activity in hydrolyzing the terminal alpha-D-galactoside residues from glycoconjugates on human blood group B erythrocytes, as well as in converting the blood group B into O. A different 1089 bp cDNA open reading frame(ORF) encoding Gal of Coffea liberica & C. canephora was cloned by homology-based RT-PCR. The cloned Gal most closely resembles the corresponding one from C. aribica (98.7% and 99.27% identity). Heterologous overexpression of the two 1.1 kb cDNA fragments was obtained by using one Pichia pastoris stain GS115 and two secret expression vectors, pPICZalphaA and pGAPZalphaA. The expressed protein from P. pastoris stain GS115 was concentrated by ammonium sulfate precipitation and SDS-PAGE assay showed a clear band in the gel. The highest activity of the recombinant enzyme was up to 48.22 U/mL.

  7. Inheritance of Arabica Coffee Resistance to Radopholus similisCobb.

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    Retno Hulupi

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available A research to get inheritance of Arabica coffee resistance to Radopholus similisnematode was done in screen house and laboratory of Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, also at endemic area of coffee plantation, using F1, F1 R and F2 crossing between BP 542 A(resistant x Andungsari 1 (susceptible with their reciprocal, and BP 542 A x Kartika 1. The purpose of this study that was conducted at seedling stage is to formulate a Strategy for Arabica coffee breeding to get resistant varieties to nematode. As the variables of resistance were weight of seedling biomass, percent of root weight deviation, number of root nematodes, number of soil nematodes, reproduction and percent of necrotic root. Using discriminant analysis and fastclus, those data variables were analyzed for genetic of resistance with Statistical Analysis System programme version 8. Genetic study on the inheritance of resistance to R. similiswas started with evaluation of homozigosity of BP 542 A was resistant parent. The result showed that BP 542 A was heterozygous. Therefore, segregation test could not be suggested with segregation pattern principals as Mendel proposed. Segregation test on BP 542 A showed that it was heterozygote and the resistance was controlled by single gene with complete dominant effect, so the progeny segregated in 75% resistant and 25% susceptible. The result of the test showed the absence of maternal effect for root weight deviation and percentage of necrotic root variables, which meant that no cytoplasmic inheritance was involved. Based on the test of segregation ratio, almost all of the resistance was not appropriate for monogenic and or digenic segregation pattern as expected due to non allelic gene interaction that caused epistasis. Key words: Inheritance, resistance, Arabica coffee, Radopholus similis.

  8. Selection of arabica coffee progenies tolerant to heat stress

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    Alexsandro Lara Teixeira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Due to high temperatures, practically all coffee farms in the state of Rondonia are of the C. canephora species. Thus, importing arabica coffee from other states becomes necessary for composition of blends, as well as for the specialty or gourmet coffee market. The purpose of this study was to select arabica coffee genotypes that exhibit satisfactory agronomic performance under high temperature conditions. The experiment was conducted in OuroPreto do Oeste, RO, Brazil, with mean annual temperature of 25.8°C and mean annual rainfall of 2300mm year-1. The experiment was composed of 114 arabica coffee genotypes, with 103 progenies and eleven control cultivars, provided by EPAMIG. A randomized block experimental design was used with three replications, spacing of 3.0x1.0 meters and five plants per plot. All the crop seasons showed significant difference for the green coffee yield trait. In joint analysis, significant differences were detected among progenies and control cultivars. In the average of the four harvests, green coffee yield was 32.38 bags ha-1. The cultivars 'CatuaíVermelho IAC 15', 'Obatã IAC 1669-20' and 'Catucaí Amarelo 2SLCAK' stood out, achieving yields greater than 40 bags ha-1. The gain obtained from selection was 14.33 bags ha-1, which is equivalent to an increase of 44.04% in production of green coffee. The progeny H514-7-10-6-2-3-9 stood out with an average yield of 51.20 bags ha-1. In regard to maturation cycle, 56% of the progenies were classified as early maturity and 44% as medium maturity. Late maturity genotypes were not observed

  9. Microsporogênese de Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner com número duplicado de cromossomos Microsporogenesis in a tetraploid plant of Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner

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    Yone M. Sellito Boaventura

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se o estudo do comportamento meiótico de C. canephora tetraplóide com 2n =44 cromossomos por tratar-se de uma espécie considerada possível ancestral de C. arabica (2n = 44: constatou-se, em 92,0% das células-mães de pólen, em todas as fases da microsporogênese estudada, 2n = 44 cromossomos. Em diacinese os cromossomos se apresentaram na forma de mono-, bi-, tri- e tetravalentes. Em metáfase 1, somente 13,16% das células apresentaram 22II sendo a seguinte a fórmula média do pareamento: 3,61I; 15,21II 0,71III e 1,93IV. As irregularidades anafásicas resumiram-se praticamente na disjunção desigual dos cromossomos para os pólos de 21-23, 20-24 e 19-25. Somente 37,65% das células apresentaram segregação normal de 22 cromossomos para cada pólo. Em anáfase II, observaram-se sete tipos diferentes de distribuição cromatídica e, também, somente em 26,0% das células foi encontrada distribuição normal dos cromossomos. Após a citocinese, foram observadas tríades (1,6%, tétrades (77,0% e políades (21,4%. A inviabilidade dos grãos de pólen foi alta, 79,0%. Observações em cortes transversais medianos de frutos mostraram 43,4% do tipo normal, sendo 11,0% do tipo moca e 32,4% do chato. Em 56,6% dos frutos, não houve desenvolvimento de sementes, formando-se apenas perisperma.Cytological investigations in a tetraploid plant of Coffea canephora with 2n =44 chromosomes were performed, In every meiosis phase studied, 92.0% of lhe pollen mother cells were found as 2n =44 chromosomes. In dia kinesis, lhe chromosomes were found as univalents, bivalents, trivalents and quadrivalents-At first metaphase, only 13.16% were 22II The average chromosomic associations were 3.61I, 15.21II, 0.71III, and 1.93IV- Irregular chromosomic distribution to the poles included 21-23, 20-24 and 19-25, while only 37.65% of the cells exhibited normal segregations of 22 chromosomes to each pole at first anaphase. At second anaphase, seven different

  10. Caffeine formation by suspension cultures of Coffea dewevrei

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    Rosana Mary Sartor

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The low caffeine content in leaves of C. dewevrei (~ 0.5 mg/g is due to a low biosynthesis associated with a fast degradation. On the other hand, high biosynthesis and low degradation confer a higher content (~ 8 mg/g in leaves of C. arabica. In this work it was observed that cell cultures of C. dewevrei recovered the ability to synthesize caffeine almost in similar levels of C. arabica cultures. Tracer experiments with labelled carbon dioxide showed a significant accumulation of radioactivity in caffeine and metabolites, indicating an active biosynthesis. When the cultures were fed with labelled caffeine most of the radioactivity was recovered in caffeine, indicating that although active, degradation was not so efficient as in leaves, and therefore, contributing for the alkaloid accumulation in the cell cultures.O baixo conteúdo de cafeína em folhas de C. dewevrei (~ 0.5 mg/g é devido a uma menor biossíntese associada a uma rápida degradação. Por outro lado, alta taxa de biossíntese e baixa degradação confere o maior conteúdo (~ 8 mg/g em folhas de C. arabica. Neste trabalho estudou-se a produção de cafeína em culturas de células em suspensão de C. dewevrei. Observou-se que culturas desta espécie de café recuperaram a habilidade em sintetizar cafeína, em níveis semelhantes aos de culturas de C. arabica. Em experimento em que carbonato de bário contendo carbono marcado foi adicionado ao meio de cultura observou-se expressivo acúmulo de radioatividade em cafeína e seus metabólitos, indicando ativa biossíntese. Quando culturas receberam cafeína marcada, a maior parte da radioatividade recuperada estava neste alcalóide, indicando que a via de degradação não era tão ativa como em tecidos intactos (folhas para reduzir o teor de cafeína, levando portanto ao seu acúmulo.

  11. Prediction of genetic gains from selection in Arabica coffee progenies.

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    Antonio Carlos Baião de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Gains from selection for yield were estimated in Arabica coffee progenies carrying rust-resistance genes. Theexperiment in augmented block design was installed in Três Pontas, state of Minas Gerais. Three blocks were established with sixplants per plot, spaced 3.50 x 0.90 m, in 96 regular (F2 progenies and two control treatments. The plant response to rust wasevaluated on a grade scale in 2008. Yield (bags per hectare was estimated in the growing seasons 2005 to 2008. Significantdifferences between treatments for yield were observed in all harvests, except 2005. The presence of genetic variability amongprogenies allowed significant gain from selection for yield. Under the experimental conditions of this study, selection for yield can beperformed in the first high-yield year, without major losses compared to genetic gain from selection for yield when based on the meanof four harvests.

  12. Transcripts of pectin-degrading enzymes and isolation of complete cDNA sequence of a pectate lyase gene induced by coffee white stem borer (Xylotrechus quadripes) in the bark tissue of Coffea canephora (robusta coffee).

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    Bharathi, Kosaraju; Santosh, P; Sreenath, H L

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    Of the two commercially cultivated coffee (Coffea) species, C. arabica (arabica) is highly susceptible and C. canephora (robusta) is highly resistant to the insect pest Xylotrechus quadripes (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), commonly known as coffee white stem borer (CWSB). We constructed a forward-subtracted cDNA library by Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) from robusta bark tissue for profiling genes induced by CWSB infestation. Among the 265 unigenes of the SSH EST library, 7 unigenes (5 contigs and 2 singletons) matching different pectin-degrading enzymes were discovered. These ESTs matched one pectate lyase, three polygalacturonases, and one pectin acetylesterase gene. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) revealed that CWSB infestation strongly induces the pectate lyase gene at 72 h. Complete cDNA sequence of the pectate lyase gene was obtained through 3' and 5' RACE reactions. It was a 1595 bp long sequence that included full CDS and both UTRs. Against C. canephora genome sequences in Coffee Genome Hub database ( http://coffee-genome.org/ ), it had 22 matches to different pectate lyase genes mapped on 9 of the 11 pseudochromosomes, the top match being Cc07_g00190 Pectate lyase. In NCBI database, it matched pectate lyase sequences of several plants. Apart from C. canephora, the closest pectate lyase matches were from Sesamum indicum and Nicotiana tabacum. The pectinolytic enzymes discovered here are thought to play a role in the production of oligogalacturonides (OGs) which act as Damage-Associated Molecular Pattern (DAMP) signals eliciting innate immunity in plants. The pectate lyase gene, induced by CWSB infestation, along with other endogenous pectinolytic enzymes and CWSB-specific elicitors, may be involved in triggering basal defense responses to protect the CWSB-damaged tissue against pathogens, as well as to contain CWSB in robusta.

  13. Development of genomic microsatellite markers in Coffea canephora and their transferability to other coffee species.

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    Poncet, Valérie; Dufour, Magali; Hamon, Perla; Hamon, Serge; de Kochko, Alexandre; Leroy, Thierry

    2007-12-01

    Of the 103 accepted Coffea species, 70% are threatened with extinction but only a few of them have been studied. A set of 40 polymorphic microsatellite markers was developed using a GA/GT-enriched Coffea canephora genomic library. Amplification of these markers was tested in accessions of C. heterocalyx (a Critically Endangered species) and C. pseudozanguebariae (a Vulnerable species) belonging to different African geographical clades. All microsatellites were polymorphic in C. canephora, with a mean allele number per polymorphic locus of more than 3 (at least 9 genotypes were tested). Observed and expected heterozygosities calculated for C. canephora and C. pseudozanguebariae varied from 0.10 to 0.91 and from 0.20 to 0.77, respectively. In total, 38 primer pairs (95%) were amplified in C. heterocalyx and C. pseudozanguebariae, indicating their high level of transferability across the genus Coffea. This large marker set will be useful for more extensive genetic studies of threatened Coffea species.

  14. Adição de Zn e absorção, translocação e utilização de Zn e P por cultivares de cafeeiro

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    Reis Jr. Roberto dos Anjos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A crescente exigência de nutrientes, especialmente micronutrientes, pelos cultivares de café vem exigindo uma melhor compreensão da dinâmica desses nutrientes no sistema solo-planta. Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de concentrações de Zn (0,4 ; 1,3 e 2,3 mimol Zn L-1 na solução nutritiva sobre o crescimento, produção de matéria seca, eficiência de absorção, translocação e utilização de Zn e P em dois cultivares de café (Coffea arabica cv. Catuaí e Coffea canephora cv. Conilon, foi realizado um experimento sob delineamento inteiramente casualizado com esquema fatorial 3 × 2 (três doses de Zn e dois cultivares com três repetições. Plantas de café dos dois cultivares estudados foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação, com solução nutritiva completa por 50 dias, após os quais receberam solução nutritiva modificada com três doses de Zn. Aos 114 dias após a transferência para a solução nutritiva modificada, as plantas foram coletadas e separadas em folhas superiores, inferiores, caule e raízes. Foram avaliadas altura do caule, número de ramificações laterais, área foliar, produção de matéria seca e conteúdos de P e Zn nas diversas partes da planta, além das eficiências de absorção, translocação e utilização de P e Zn. A dose 2,3 mimol Zn L-1 proporcionou os maiores valores para as características de crescimento avaliadas, tanto para o cultivar Catuaí, quanto para Conilon. Os maiores conteúdos de Zn observados no Catuaí indicam que este é mais exigente em Zn que o Conilon na fase de mudas. O Conilon apresentou menores eficiências de absorção e translocação e maior eficiência de utilização de Zn, refletindo sua menor demanda por este nutriente. As concentrações de Zn empregadas neste experimento não promoveram interação Zn-P.

  15. Morphometric and Productive Characterization of Nineteen Genotypes from the Colombian Coffea Collection / Caracterización Morfométrica y Productiva de Diecinueve Genotipos de la Colección Colombiana del Género Coffea

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    Jhon Wilson Mejía Montoya

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Nineteen genotypes of the Colombian Coffee (Coffeaarabica L. Collection were characterized through features related to productivity, crown architecture and light interception. The results revealed significant differences among genotypes. Branches and leaves were found to be dominantly plagiophyl. Leaf area (LA and Leaf area index (LAI made accession CU1812 (which correspondsto variety Castillo® stand out for its photosynthetically activeradiation (PAR interception and coffee bean production. Likewise, a PAR based cluster analysis allowed dividing the genotypes in three groups. Because of their higher yield, the most outstanding genotypes were Caturra, CU-1812 and Harrar R2. This factor showed correlation with PAR absorption. The current results are useful for future works in coffee breeding programs. / Se caracterizaron 19 genotipos de la Colección Colombiana de Café (Coffea arabica L.; para ello se estudiaron aspectos relacionados con la arquitectura del dosel, la interceptación de la radiación y la producción. Los resultados mostraron diferencias significativas entre los genotipos, predominando en las ramas la distribución plagiofila; una disposición similar se observóen las hojas. El área foliar (AF y el índice de área foliar (IAF,contribuyeron a que la introducción CU1812, componente de la variedad Castillo®, se destacara por presentar los mayores valores de interceptación de radiación fotosintéticamente activa (RFA y producción de café cereza. Así mismo, el análisis de agrupamiento con base en la RFA, permitió ordenar los genotipos en tres grupos,destacándose Caturra, CU-1812 y Harrar R2 por su mayorrendimiento, factor que mostró correlación con la RFA captadapor el dosel. Los resultados obtenidos en esta investigación son de utilidad en futuros trabajos de mejoramiento genético en café.

  16. Seletividade de acaricidas utilizados em cafeeiro para larvas de crisopídeos

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    Michelle Vilela

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Os crisopídeos são encontrados em agroecossistema cafeeiro alimentando-se de várias pragas. Objetivou-se avaliar a seletividade de acaricidas utilizados na cafeeiculta sobre a biologia de Chrysoperla externa (Hagen, 1861. Os tratamentos foram: testemunha (água, espirodiclofeno (0,12 g i.a./L, fenpropatrina (0,15 e 0,30 g i.a./L, enxofre (4,0 e 8,0 g i.a./L e abamectina (0,0067 e 0,0225 g i.a./L. Pulverizaram-se os produtos sobre larvas de primeiro, segundo e terceiro instares de C. externa por meio da torre de Potter. Avaliaram-se a duração do instar, sobrevivência das larvas e pupas e viabilidade dos ovos produzidos pelos adultos provenientes das larvas tratadas. Os produtos foram classificados em classes de toxicidade. Fenpropatrina foi nocivo e espirodiclofeno e abamectina foram moderadamente nocivos, necessitando de novos estudos em condições de casa de vegetação e campo para confirmação ou não de suas toxicidades. Em função da baixa toxicidade apresentada pelo enxofre ao predador C. externa, pode ser recomendado em programas de manejo de pragas do cafeeiro visando compatibilizar os métodos químico e biológico por meio dessa espécie de crisopídeo.

  17. Physical and Flavor Profiles of Arabica Coffee as Affected by Cherry Storage Before Pulping

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Harvesting and pulping process of coffee cherry in the same day is inaccesible. Storage of coffee cherry before pulping was carried out incorrectly. Some storage treatments before pulping of Arabica coffee cherry had been examined at Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute using Arabica coffee cherries from Andungsari Experimental Garden, Bondowoso, East Java. Treatments of the experiment were method and period of cherry storage. Methods of coffee cherry storage were put in plastic sacks; immerse in water, without water replacement; and immerse in water with daily water replacement. Period of coffee cherry storage were 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 days. After storage treatments, the coffee cherries were pulped, fermented, washed, sundried, and dehulled. The experiment were carried out using randomized block design with three replications. Observation of coffee cherry during storage periods was done on the physical and temperature. Observation of the green coffee were done on the color dan bulk density. The green coffee were roasted at medium roast level for sensory analysis. Observation of roasting profile were out-turn, bulk density and pH of roasted coffee. Sensory analysis used Specialty Coffee Association of America method. Methods and period of cherry storage before pulping significanly influence on the cherry color, parchment color, green coffee color, and the flavor profile of Arabica coffee. Color of dry parchment changed to be red-brown becouse of cherry immersed in water for two days or more. In plastic sacks, Arabica coffee cherry may be stored only for two days, but underwater with or without water replacement, should be not more than five days. Green and sensory quality of Arabica coffee will be deteriorated after five days storage underwater. Coffee cherry storage immerse in water with daily replacing water may improve sensory quality of Arabica coffee.Key word: Arabica coffe, storage, pulping, flavor, physical

  18. Integração de dados quantitativos e multicategóricos na determinação da divergência genética entre acessos de cafeeiro

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    Felipe Lopes da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizada estratégia de integração dos dados quantitativos e multicategóricos para avaliação da divergência genética entre 88 acessos de Coffea arabica. Avaliaram-se 12 características quantitativas (nota total da qualidade sensorial da bebida; peso de três litros de "café da roça"; peso de três litros de "café da roça" com 11% de umidade; porcentagem de café beneficiado a partir de três litros de "café da roça" com 11% de umidade; peso de três litros de café beneficiado com 11% de umidade; total de frutos de "café da roça" em um litro; porcentagem de frutos secos, passas, cereja, verde-cana e verdes em um litro de "café da roça"; e porcentagem de frutos com lojas vazias em um litro de "café da roça" e seis características multicategóricas relacionadas à qualidade sensorial da bebida (doçura, acidez, corpo, sabor, retrogosto e aspecto geral. Baixa divergência genética foi encontrada entre os acessos considerando as características quantitativas e multicategóricas isoladamente. No entanto, com a conversão dos dados quantitativos em multicategóricos, a integração de características de diferentes naturezas favoreceu a melhor visualização da divergência genética entre os acessos avaliados, devido ao maior número de grupos formados em comparação ao agrupamento para cada conjunto de características.

  19. Colorimetría del Fruto de Café (Coffea arabica L.) Durante su Desarrollo y Maduración

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    José Jaime Carvajal Herrera; Iván Darío Aristizábal Torres; Carlos Eugenio Oliveros Tascón; Jhon Wilson Mejía Montoya

    2011-01-01

      Obtener estándares del color del fruto de café durante su desarrollo y maduración es necesario para diferentes procesos relacionados con la cosecha y poscosecha de este producto. Las coordenadas L*, a*, b*, C* y h...

  20. Suppression of mediterranean fruit fly(Diptera: Tephritidae) with trimedlure(TML) dispensers and biolure in coffee(Coffea arabica L)

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    Solid Trimedlure[TML] dispensers and novel solid triple lure dispensers[TMR] without insecticides were tested as “attract and kill” devices alone and in combination with Biolure mass trapping to evaluate suppression of Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata(Wiedemann) in a large coffee plantati...

  1. Selección y entrenamiento de un panel en análisis sensorial de café Coffea arabica L.

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    Nelson Gutiérrez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de éste trabajo, fue definir una metodología para el entrenamiento de un panel para la evaluación sensorial de cafés especiales, ajustado a la metodología de la Asociación Americana de Cafés Especiales (SCAA. El proceso de entrenamiento incluyó la selección, motivación, fundamentación teórica y la aplicación de pruebas básicas de aromas y sabores y pruebas específicas de evaluación descriptiva de muestras de café; el tiempo total de entrenamiento fue de tres meses. El panel estuvo conformado por diez jueces que evaluaron 21 muestras de café en tres sesiones diferentes de cuatro horas cada una, se utilizaron pruebas de "t" de Student de comparación de muestras independientes y análisis clúster para comprobar la efectividad de la metodología propuesta para el entrenamiento. Los resultados mostraron que después de la tercera sesión de adiestramiento correspondientes a 12 horas en la etapa de entrenamiento específico, no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas (P> 0,05 entre los juicios emitidos por el panel en proceso de entrenamiento y las valoraciones de los jueces expertos; los diagramas de dispersión resultantes del análisis clúster permitieron comprobar la efectividad de la metodología propuesta.

  2. Phytochemical Composition, Antioxidant Activity, and the Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Bean Residual Press Cake on the Skin Wound Healing

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    Affonso, Regina Celis Lopes; Voytena, Ana Paula Lorenzen; Fanan, Simone; Pitz, Heloísa; Coelho, Daniela Sousa; Horstmann, Ana Luiza; Pereira, Aline; Uarrota, Virgílio Gavicho; Hillmann, Maria Clara; Varela, Lucas Andre Calbusch; Ribeiro-do-Valle, Rosa Maria; Maraschin, Marcelo

    2016-01-01

    The world coffee consumption has been growing for its appreciated taste and its beneficial effects on health. The residual biomass of coffee, originated in the food industry after oil extraction from coffee beans, called coffee beans residual press cake, has attracted interest as a source of compounds with antioxidant activity. This study investigated the chemical composition of aqueous extracts of coffee beans residual press cake (AE), their antioxidant activity, and the effect of topical ap...

  3. Phytochemical Composition, Antioxidant Activity, and the Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Coffee (Coffea arabica L. Bean Residual Press Cake on the Skin Wound Healing

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    Regina Celis Lopes Affonso

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The world coffee consumption has been growing for its appreciated taste and its beneficial effects on health. The residual biomass of coffee, originated in the food industry after oil extraction from coffee beans, called coffee beans residual press cake, has attracted interest as a source of compounds with antioxidant activity. This study investigated the chemical composition of aqueous extracts of coffee beans residual press cake (AE, their antioxidant activity, and the effect of topical application on the skin wound healing, in animal model, of hydrogels containing the AE, chlorogenic acid (CGA, allantoin (positive control, and carbopol (negative control. The treatments’ performance was compared by measuring the reduction of the wound area, with superior result (p<0.05 for the green coffee AE (78.20% with respect to roasted coffee AE (53.71%, allantoin (70.83%, and carbopol (23.56%. CGA hydrogels reduced significantly the wound area size on the inflammatory phase, which may be associated with the well known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of that compound. The topic use of the coffee AE studied improved the skin wound healing and points to an interesting biotechnological application of the coffee bean residual press cake.

  4. Phytochemical Composition, Antioxidant Activity, and the Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Bean Residual Press Cake on the Skin Wound Healing.

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    Affonso, Regina Celis Lopes; Voytena, Ana Paula Lorenzen; Fanan, Simone; Pitz, Heloísa; Coelho, Daniela Sousa; Horstmann, Ana Luiza; Pereira, Aline; Uarrota, Virgílio Gavicho; Hillmann, Maria Clara; Varela, Lucas Andre Calbusch; Ribeiro-do-Valle, Rosa Maria; Maraschin, Marcelo

    2016-01-01

    The world coffee consumption has been growing for its appreciated taste and its beneficial effects on health. The residual biomass of coffee, originated in the food industry after oil extraction from coffee beans, called coffee beans residual press cake, has attracted interest as a source of compounds with antioxidant activity. This study investigated the chemical composition of aqueous extracts of coffee beans residual press cake (AE), their antioxidant activity, and the effect of topical application on the skin wound healing, in animal model, of hydrogels containing the AE, chlorogenic acid (CGA), allantoin (positive control), and carbopol (negative control). The treatments' performance was compared by measuring the reduction of the wound area, with superior result (p coffee AE (78.20%) with respect to roasted coffee AE (53.71%), allantoin (70.83%), and carbopol (23.56%). CGA hydrogels reduced significantly the wound area size on the inflammatory phase, which may be associated with the well known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of that compound. The topic use of the coffee AE studied improved the skin wound healing and points to an interesting biotechnological application of the coffee bean residual press cake.

  5. Elaboración de un sucedáneo de café (Coffea arabica L. a base de soya (Glycine max L.

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    María Carolina Otálora Rodríguez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo consistió en la preparación, caracterización fisicoquímica, microbiológica y sensorial de un sucedáneo de café empleando soya (variedad Soyica P-34. Se establecieron tres tipos de tostión (tostión baja 211 ºC - 550 s, media 216 ºC - 600 s; y alta 222 ºC - 640 s. Se preparó una bebida y se realizó análisis sensorial cualitativo del color aroma y sabor, y evaluación sensorial cuantitativa descriptiva de ocho características. La soya tostada y molida presentó disminución en los contenidos de proteína bruta, lípidos totales y carbohidratos en relación a la soya sin tostar (2,42 %; 3,78 % y 5,24 %, respectivamente. El tamaño de partícula del polvo de soya tostado y molido tuvo un promedio de 0,5 mm de diámetro medio, correspondiente a una molienda media. No hubo diferencia significativa entre la bebida preparada con el polvo de granos de soya obtenido de la tostión media (216 ºC - 600 s y el patrón (p > 0,05. Se presentaron claros indicios que la bebida sustituta de café en base a soya tostada que presentó mayor aceptación fue la que se elaboró con polvo de soya obtenido del proceso de tostión media. El producto obtenido representa una alternativa de consumo en sustitución del café tradicional, con valor nutricional, agradables atributos sensoriales y beneficios para la salud.

  6. Analysis of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in leaves from Coffea arabica using high performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole mass spectrometry detection.

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    Schrübbers, Lars C; Masís-Mora, Mario; Rojas, Elizabeth Carazo; Valverde, Bernal E; Christensen, Jan H; Cedergreen, Nina

    2016-01-01

    Glyphosate is a commonly applied herbicide in coffee plantations. Because of its non-selective mode of action it can damage the crop exposed through spray drift. Therefore, it is of interest to study glyphosate fate in coffee plants. The aim of this study was to develop an analytical method for accurate and precise quantification of glyphosate and its main metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) at trace levels in coffee leaves using liquid chromatography with single-quadrupole mass spectrometry detection. The method is based on a two-step solid phase extraction (SPE) with an intermediate derivatization reaction using 9-fluorenylmethylchloroformate (FMOC). An isotope dilution method was used to account for matrix effects and to enhance the confidence in analyte identification. The limit of quantification (LOQ) for glyphosate and AMPA in coffee leaves was 41 and 111 μg kg(-1) dry weight, respectively. For the method optimization a design of experiments (DOE) approach was used. The sample clean-up procedure can be simplified for the analysis of less challenging matrices, for laboratories having a tandem mass spectrometry detector and for cases in which quantification limits above 0.1 mg kg(-1) are acceptable, which is often the case for glyphosate. The method is robust, possesses high identification confidence, while being suitable for most commercial and academic laboratories. All leaf samples from five coffee fields analyzed (n=21) contained glyphosate, while AMPA was absent. The simplified clean-up procedure was successfully validated for coffee leaves, rice, black beans and river water. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Elaboración de un sucedáneo de café (Coffea arabica L. a base de soya (Glycine max L.

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    María Carolina Otálora Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo consistió en la preparación, caracterización fisicoquímica, microbiológica y sensorial de un sucedáneo de café empleando soya (variedad Soyica P-34. Se establecieron tres tipos de tostión (tostión baja 211 ºC - 550 s, media 216 ºC - 600 s; y alta 222 ºC - 640 s. Se preparó una bebida y se realizó análisis sensorial cualitativo del color aroma y sabor, y evaluación sensorial cuantitativa descriptiva de ocho características. La soya tostada y molida presentó disminución en los contenidos de proteína bruta, lípidos totales y carbohidratos en relación a la soya sin tostar (2,42 %; 3,78 % y 5,24