INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING LOW TEMPERATURE BREAKDOWN IN STONEFRUIT
Cold storage is essential for the successful distribution of stonefruit to distant markets; however most cultivars suffer chilling injury (CI), commonly referred to as low temperature breakdown (LTB). LTB is a significant problem for industry and the genetic factors responsible for its onset are not understood. Treatment of stonefruit with the ethylene antagonist, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) before cold storage has been shown to differentially affect the development of CI in peaches and plums. 1-MCP treatment increases the incidence of LTB in peaches but reduces it in plums (Fernández-Trujillo and Artés, 1997; Fan et al., 2002). These observations were confirmed and preliminary research into the effects of 1-MCP and cold storage on gene expression is reported herein.
Jajo, A., McGlasson, B., Jones, M., Holford, P., Bonghi, C., Ziliotto, F., Golding, J. and Tonutti, P. (2012). INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING LOW TEMPERATURE BREAKDOWN IN STONEFRUIT. Acta Hortic. 962, 155-159
chilling injury, 1-MCP, µ-array, peach, plum, cool storage