CELL WALL-MODIFYING ENZYME ACTIVITIES AFTER STORAGE OF 1-MCP-TREATED PEACH FRUIT
Modifications of the cell wall are believed to underlie changes in fruit firmness and texture, driven by a number of related enzyme activities the extent and the contribution of which differ widely among species. Softening of peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) fruit is usually rapid at ambient temperature, and limits considerably commercial life of produce. In this work, different cell wall-modifying activities were assessed in fruit of a late-harvesting peach cultivar (Tardibelle) after treatment with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) followed by cold storage for 21 days under either air or controlled atmosphere. 1-MCP treatment was effective in preserving firmness of air- but not of CA-stored fruit. The effects of treatment on the different cell wall-modifying enzyme activities considered are discussed.
Ortiz, A. and Lara, I. (2008). CELL WALL-MODIFYING ENZYME ACTIVITIES AFTER STORAGE OF 1-MCP-TREATED PEACH FRUIT. Acta Hortic. 796, 137-142
controlled atmosphere, endo-(1-4)-β-D-glucanase (EGase), polygalacturonase (PG), pectate lyase (PL), pectin methylesterase (PME)