GENETIC VARIABILITY OF HISTOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS IN OLIVE FRUITS
The results of a biometric study on fruit histological characteristics of 17 olive cultivar are here presented. Olives were analyzed in the ripening stage immediately preceding the half-black stage. Histological characters examined included cuticle, epidermis and mesenchyme thickness, size and number of sclereids per surface unit of section, cell size and cell wall thickness in the various tissues. All parameters were correlated with flesh firmness measured by means of a penetrometer, and a function was found in which the combination of different parameters were correlated with the fruit mechanical resistence.
Mulas, M. (1994). GENETIC VARIABILITY OF HISTOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS IN OLIVE FRUITS. Acta Hortic. 356, 70-73
Olea europaea, anatomy, fruit firmness