Iodine application in Vitis vinifera L. cv. ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ improve bioactive compounds and enzymatic activity in berries


  • Valeria B. RAMÍREZ-GOTTFRIED Tecnologico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Torreón, Carretera Torreón-San Pedro de las Colonias Km 7.5, Ejido Ana, Torreón, Coahuila 27170 (MX)
  • Manuel FORTIS-HERNÁNDEZ Tecnologico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Torreón, Carretera Torreón-San Pedro de las Colonias Km 7.5, Ejido Ana, Torreón, Coahuila 27170 (MX)
  • Ramiro GONZÁLEZ-AVALOS Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro. Unidad Laguna, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez s/n, Colonia Valle Verde, 27054. Torreón, Coahuila (MX)
  • Pablo PRECIADO-RANGEL Tecnologico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Torreón, Carretera Torreón-San Pedro de las Colonias Km 7.5, Ejido Ana, Torreón, Coahuila 27170 (MX)



agronomic biofortification, bioactive compounds, Vitis vinifera L., yield


Iodine (I) deficiency disorders represent a worldwide public health problem, with at least 1.9 million people estimated to have an unsatisfactory intake of this trace element. I content in plant foods is particularly low; however, it can be improved by biofortification. In this study, the effect of foliar fertilization with I (0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, and 1.25 mg L-1) on yield, bioactive compound content, and bioaccumulation in grapevine berries was evaluated. Biofortification with I has positively modified yield, bioactive compound content and bioaccumulation. Intermediate doses (0.75 mg L-1) increased yield (57%), while high doses (1.25 mg L-1) decreased yield (28%) and incremented the phenols, flavonoids, antioxidant capacity, vitamin C, anthocyanin (50,34,31,71,26% respectively), catalase (73%) and peroxidase activity (57%), and their bioaccumulation in berries (59%). Agronomic biofortification with I is an alternative to increase yield, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, as well as the concentration of this trace element in grape berries.


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RAMÍREZ-GOTTFRIED, V. B., FORTIS-HERNÁNDEZ, M., GONZÁLEZ-AVALOS, R., & PRECIADO-RANGEL, P. (2023). Iodine application in Vitis vinifera L. cv. ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ improve bioactive compounds and enzymatic activity in berries. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 51(1), 13074.



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DOI: 10.15835/nbha51113074

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