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Postharvest fruit quality of apple influenced by ethylene antagonist fumigation and ozonized cold storage

Tokala, V.Y., Singh, Z. and Kyaw, P.N. (2021) Postharvest fruit quality of apple influenced by ethylene antagonist fumigation and ozonized cold storage. Food Chemistry, 341 . Art. 128293.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128293
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Abstract

The effects of two new ethylene antagonists namely 1H-cyclopropabenzene (BC) and 1H-cyclopropa[b]naphthalene (NC), as well as 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on ethylene production and fruit quality of Cripps Pink and Granny Smith apple in ozonized cold storage, were investigated. When compared to control, Cripps Pink fruit fumigated with BC and NC exhibited significantly lowest ethylene production and respiration, whilst the Granny Smith fruit treated with 1-MCP exhibited lowest ethylene production followed by NC and BC treatments. Application of ozone in cold storage maintained higher levels of sugars but elevated ethylene production in both the apple cultivars. No significant interaction was recorded between ethylene antagonists and ozone application in cold storage on the ethylene production, respiration and other fruit quality parameters. In conclusion, results suggest that BC and NC are potential ethylene antagonists in Cripps Pink and Granny Smith apples during the cold storage.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
Copyright: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58226
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