Biology 2217B Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Brassica Oleracea, Brassicaceae, Asparagaceae

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Fruit: ripened plant ovary that contains seeds, apricots, tomatoes, oranges, pineapples, nuts, beans, squash and bell peppers, vegetable, leaves, stems, roots and other plant parts that don"t contain seeds, rhubarb, lettuce, celery, broccoli, radishes and carrots. Fruit: sweet, fleshy parts of a plant, rhubarb is a culinary fruit, vegetable (non-scientific term, savory plant parts that can be eaten unsweetened or salted, tomatoes and squash are culinary vegetables. Important vegetable families: brassicaceae, mustard family (pg 293, apiaceae, carrot family (pg 44, alliaceae, onion family (pg 294, asparagaceae, asparagus family (pg 46, cucurbitaceae, gourd or cucumber family. Solanaceae: nightshade or potato family (pg 223, asteraceae, sunflower family, chenopodiaceae, goosefoot or beet family. Brassicaceae: mustard family, many are mediterranean in origin, phytochemicals important in diet, cancer prevention: dithiolthiones (pg. Chenopodiaceae: goosefoot family, swiss chard, beetroot (lab 4) and sugar beet (p 55-56) are all derived from the same species, Beta vulgaris: beetroot and sugar beet are both biennials.

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