1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 37

    Metabolic and transcriptomic shifts during tobacco leaf post-harvest senescence

    BOVET L.; HILFIKER A.; BATTEY J.; SIERRO N.; GOEPFERT S.
    PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Tobacco is harvested after plant flowering, when the leaf senescence is more or less visible depending on cultivars. Before the drying phase, current practices allow the senescence to proceed until the detached leaf becomes yellow. This yellowing...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 070

    Genetic approaches and resources for enabling compliance to proposed NNN standards

    DEWEY R.E.(1); LEWIS R.S.(1); LU Jianli(1); BOVET L.(2); GOEPFERT S.(2); CAMPANONI P.(2)
    (1) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA; (2) Philip Morris International, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are formed through the nitrosation of tobacco alkaloids. Over the past decade, we have demonstrated how altering the genetics of the tobacco plant can result in dramatic reductions in TSNA formation. This has...