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Title: Mistaken identity: Clarification of Rubus coreanus Miquel (bokbunja)

item Lee, Jungmin
item DOSSETT, MICHAEL - British Columbia Blueberry Council
item Finn, Chad

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2016
Publication Date: 12/15/2016
Citation: Lee, J., Dossett, M., Finn, C.E. 2016. Mistaken identity: Clarification of Rubus coreanus Miquel (bokbunja). In: Wrolstad, R.E., Giusti, M.M., Kalt, W., editors. Anthocyanins. Basel, Switzerland: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. p. 309-319.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This chapter was written to target the research communities currently studying (misidentified) native bokbunja (Rubus coreanus Miquel). Most Korean growers and researchers are cultivating or conducting work on R. occidentalis L. (American black raspberries), not R. coreanus. We summarized fruit, plant, and phytochemical characteristics that distinguish the two species. This review will aid in plant species identification, fruit recognition, and determining product adulteration (accidental or otherwise) in the International marketplace. This project was partially funded by a Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This chapter is part of the book "Anthocyanins".