• Analysis of composition, morphology, and biosynthesis of cuticular wax in wild type bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and its glossy mutant 

      Trivedi, Priyanka; Nguyen, Nga; Klavins, Linards; Kviesis, Jorens; Heinonen, Esa; Remes, Janne; Jokipii-Lukkari, Soile; Klavins, Maris; Karppinen, Katja; Jaakola, Laura; Häggman, Hely (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-03-09)
      In this study, cuticular wax load, its chemical composition, and biosynthesis, was studied during development of wild type (WT) bilberry fruit and its natural glossy type (GT) mutant. GT fruit cuticular wax load was ...
    • Authentication of berries and berry-based food products 

      Salo, Heikki M.; Nguyen, Nga; Alakärppä, Emmi; Klavins, Linards; Hykkerud, Anne Linn; Karppinen, Katja; Jaakola, Laura; Klavins, Maris; Häggman, Hely (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-08-01)
      Berries represent one of the most important and high-valued group of modern-day health-beneficial “superfoods” whose dietary consumption has been recognized to be beneficial for human health for a long time. In addition ...
    • Compositional and morphological analyses of wax in northern wild berry species 

      Trivedi, Priyanka; Karppinen, Katja; Klavins, Linards; Kviesis, Jorens; Sundqvist, Petri; Nguyen, Nga; Heinonen, Esa; Klavins, Maris; Jaakola, Laura; Väänänen, Juha; Remes, Janne; Häggman, Hely (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-05-21)
      Aerial surfaces of plants are covered by a waxy cuticle protecting plants from excessive water loss and UV light. In the present study, composition and morphology of cuticular waxes of northern wild berry species bilberry ...
    • Trace element concentration and stable isotope ratio analysis in blueberries and bilberries: A tool for quality and authenticity control 

      Klavins, Linards; Maaga, Inessa; Bertins, Maris; Hykkerud, Anne Linn; Karppinen, Katja; Bobinas, Česlovas; Nguyen, Nga; Salo, Heikki M.; Salminen, Henriikka; Stankevica, Karina; Klavins, Maris (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-03-09)
      Vaccinium genus berries—wild bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and cultivated highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)—are consumed worldwide, and their consumption has a trend of stable increase. Thus, considering ...