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The dual effects of methyl salicylate on ripening and expression of ethylene biosynthetic genes in tomato fruit

Ding, C.K.; Wang, C.Y.

Plant Science 164(4): 589-596


ISSN/ISBN: 0168-9452
DOI: 10.1016/s0168-9452(03)00010-4
Accession: 003966752

Tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Sun Bright) at three ripening stages (mature green, breaker and turning) were treated with three different concentrations of methyl salicylate (MeSA) vapour to investigate the impact on ripening and ethylene production. The tomato ripening process, including the development of red colour, ethylene production and respiration rate, was enhanced by 0.1 mM of MeSA during the mature green stage and 0.01 mM of MeSA during the breaker stage.

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