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Effects of 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP) treatment on ethylene production, softening and activities of cell wall degrading enzymes in 'Saijo' persimmon fruit after removal of astringency with dry ice

X.C.angGuo; Nakatsuka, A.; Itamura, H.

Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science 73(2): 184-188

2004


Accession: 004130337

The effects of 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP) treatment on flesh firmness, ethylene production and activities of cell wall degrading enzymes in 'Saijo' persimmon after removal of astringency with dry ice (CO2) were investigated. In the control fruit, rapid flesh softening and increase of alpha -L-arabinofuranosidase (AF-ase) activity coincided with ethylene production after removal of astringency. These processes were retarded by the MCP treatment.

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