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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Papaya fruit ripening: Response to ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)
Author: Fabi, JP
Cordenunsi, BR
De Mattos Barreto, GP
Mercadante, AZ
Lajolo, FM
Do Nascimento, JRO
Abstract: Ripening affects the quality and nutritional contents of fleshy fruits, and papayas are climacteric fruits very susceptible to postharvest losses due to the fast softening caused by ethylene. This paper reports the changes in respiration, ethylene production, and pulp color and firmness, along with the contents of soluble sugars and major carotenoids, during ripening of 'Golden' papaya, an important Brazilian cultivar that has been exported to North American and European markets. The results obtained for nontreated and ethylene- or 1-MCP-treated papaya suggest that 1-MCP can decrease the quality of treated fruit and that even the use of ethylene for triggering or inducing homogeneous ripening can result in lower quality when compared to that of fruit allowed to ripe naturally.
Subject: papaya
ethylene
1-methylcyclopropene
climacteric
soluble sugars
carotenoids
fruit ripening
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Chemical Soc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1021/jf070903c
Date Issue: 2007
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