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The ‘Elizabeth’ melon (Cucumis melo L. cv. Elizabeth) is regarded as a climacteric fruit, but it has characteristics of both climacteric and nonclimacteric fruits during the ripening stage. To clarify whether the ethylene-independent pathways during ripening were related to abscisic acid (ABA), four cDNAs that encode for key enzymes of ABA metabolism(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of abscisic acid (ABA) in the pre- and postharvest maturation of the nonclimacteric sweet cherry. It was found that ABA content increased rapidly at the straw-colored stage and reached its highest level 4 days before commercial harvest time. The increase in ABA level was paralleled by an increase in the(More)
In order to understand more about the role of β-glucosidase gene expression in modulating ABA level, the expression pattern of three cDNAs (VvBG1, VvBG2 and VvBG3) which encode β-glucosidase in ripening grape berries was analyzed in the presence or absence of dehydration stress. The results show that expression of these three VvBG genes was markedly(More)
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