Chitosan and oligochitosan enhance the resistance of peach fruit to brown rot.

  title={Chitosan and oligochitosan enhance the resistance of peach fruit to brown rot.},
  author={Zengxin Ma and Lingyu Yang and Haixia Yan and John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Xianghong Meng},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  volume={94 1},
The effects of chitosan and oligachitosan on resistance induction of peach fruit against brown rot caused by Monilinia fructicola were investigated. Both chitosan and oligochitosan showed significant effect on controlling this disease. Moreover, chitosan and oligochitosan delayed fruit softening and senescence. The two antifungal substances enhanced antioxidant and defense-related enzymes, such as catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD), β-1,3-glucanase (GLU) and chitinase (CHI), and they also… CONTINUE READING
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