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Article Number - 362BB3B41443


Vol.4(3), pp. 35-43 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR10.012
ISSN: 2141-6567



Full Length Research Paper

Effect of low temperature storage on fruit physiology and carbohydrate accumulation in tomato ripening-inhibited mutants



Diane M. Beckles
  • Diane M. Beckles
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Mail Stop 3, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616, USA.
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Kietsuda Luengwilai
  • Kietsuda Luengwilai
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Mail Stop 3, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616, USA.
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 Accepted: 18 May 2010  Published: 31 October 2013

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Chilling-sensitive fruits often produce a burst of ethylene when reconditioned at ambient temperature after cold storage. This has led some researchers to propose that chilling injury (CI) may be induced by post-chilling ethylene production. To test this hypothesis, we examined two tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) mutants, non-ripening (nor) and ripening-inhibitor (rin), that do not produce climacteric ethylene, after they were subjected to cold-storage and reconditioning. The response of the mutants differed, and was not as extreme as the parent line cv. Ailsa Craig, but both showed symptoms of chilling stress. Therefore while ethylene production may influence chilling injury, it is not essential for initiating this process in tomato cv. Ailsa Craig.

 

Key words: Chilling injury, tomato fruit, ripening mutants, rin, nor.

 

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APA (2013). Effect of low temperature storage on fruit physiology and carbohydrate accumulation in tomato ripening-inhibited mutants. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research, 4(3), 35-43.
Chicago Kietsuda Luengwilai and Diane M. Beckles. "Effect of low temperature storage on fruit physiology and carbohydrate accumulation in tomato ripening-inhibited mutants." Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 4, no. 3 (2013): 35-43.
MLA Kietsuda Luengwilai and Diane M. Beckles. "Effect of low temperature storage on fruit physiology and carbohydrate accumulation in tomato ripening-inhibited mutants." Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 4.3 (2013): 35-43.
   
DOI 10.5897/JSPPR10.012
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JSPPR/article-abstract/362BB3B41443

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