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Christoph Hahn

The many different kale varieties available differ in color and curling of the leaves as well as in growth height and shape. Photo: Christoph Hahn, Vera Mageney

Christoph Hahn's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Oldenburg University in the year 2015.

Title of awarded thesis

"The diversity of kale: Glucosinolate content and phylogenetic relationships"

The content of five glucosinolates in 25 different kale varieties are compared with the phylogenetic relationships of the varieties. The study demonstrates the diversity of kale and the importance of preserving a broad genepool for future breeding purposes.

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