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- Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world aside from water, and has many beneficial health effects. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis), is an important cash crop, and is grown commercially in about 30 different countries.
- Green tea is manufactured by drying fresh tea leaves. It contains characteristic polyphenolic compounds, (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG),3 (–)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (–)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) and (–)-epicatechin (EC). These compounds are commonly known as catechins.
- A typical tea beverage, prepared in a proportion of 1 g leaf to 100 mL water in a 3-min brew, usually contains 250–350 mg tea solids, comprised of 30–42% catechins and 3–6% caffeine.  .
Various Experimental Treatments
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|CsPTB1||Polypyrimidine tract-binding protein||
|CsEF1||Elongation factor 1 alpha||
|CsSAND1||SAND family protein||
|CsCLATHRIN1||Clathrin adaptor complex subunit||
- geNorm method && Related Reference
- NormFinder method && Related Reference
- BestKeeper method && Related Reference
- ΔCt approach method && Related Reference
- Name: Bin Xiao
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institution: College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China
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- Yang CS, Landau JM (2000) Effects of tea consumption on nutrition and health. Journal of Nutrition 130, 2409-2412.