Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 361-366
Published online 2019-02-28

A Review of Propagation Techniques and Isothiocyanates Content in Wasabi (Wasabia japonica Matsum.)

Věra Kofránková, Martin Koudela

Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00, Praha 6‑Suchdol, Czech Republic

Received November 30, 2018
Accepted December 19, 2018

Japanese horseradish (Wasabia japonica Matsumura) is a perennial plant originated from Japan, but is currently grown in many other countries across the world. Wasabi contains important substances isothiocyanates (ITCs) which have potential positive influence on human health. Wasabi extract is also eventual a plant protection product. Therefore, using these positive features and obtaining an effective multiplication of this crop is an important element. This work focuses on methods of Wasabi propagation especially with the use of in vitro culture and the possible influence of the content of ITCs‑allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) on important substances in Wasabi.


The work was supported by the project NAZV QJ1510088 (Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic) – The use of modern biotechnology techniques to improve the quality of vegetables production of the genus Brassica L. species across the vertical from breeding, through cultivation to product storage.


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