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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 269296, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/269296
Research Article

Elicitor Mixtures Significantly Increase Bioactive Compounds, Antioxidant Activity, and Quality Parameters in Sweet Bell Pepper

Biosystems Engineering Group, Biosystems Laboratory, Division of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Cerro de las Campanas, S/N, Colonia Las Campanas, C.U., 76010 Santiago de Querétaro, QRO, Mexico

Received 8 January 2015; Revised 27 May 2015; Accepted 1 June 2015

Academic Editor: Surya P. Gupta

Copyright © 2015 Lina Garcia-Mier et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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