Ultrastructural studies in the pericarp of unripened and ripened tomato lycopersicon esculentum cultivar marglobe fruits

Bhavannarayana, K.; Mehta, P.M.; Kothari, I.L.

Bulletin de la Societe Botanique de France Lettres Botaniques 129(1): 13-20


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In unripened fruit, the cell wall has a compact microfibrillar structure with a distinct middle lamella. Plastids have tubular thylakoids with a few plastoglobuli. Mitochondria have well-organized cristae. Golgi complex is present near the cell wall, and rough endoplasmic reticulum is abundant. In ripened fruit, the cell wall has a loose microfibrillar structure, and a well-organized middle lamella is absent. Plastids have a few or no thylakoids with many plastoglobuli. Mitochondria lack well-organized cristae. The cytoplasm is highly vacuolated.