This research project was conducted at USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Laboratory, Pasadena, California, where Berhow was a research chemist, Tisserat was a research geneticist, Kanes was a research associate, and Vandercook, now retired, was a research chemist. Berhow and Tisserat now work at the USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, where Berhow is a research chemist and Tisserat is a research geneticist.
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This study is the culmination of research conducted by the authors from June 1987 through September 1991. Grateful acknowledgment is made to R.D. Bennett and R.M. Horowitz for NMR spectrometer time and helpful discussions during this project.
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