DPA treatment alters α-farnesene metabolism in peel of 'Empire' apples stored in air or 1.5% O2 atmosphere

@inproceedings{Whitaker2000DPATA,
  title={DPA treatment alters α-farnesene metabolism in peel of 'Empire' apples stored in air or 1.5% O2 atmosphere},
  author={Bruce D. Whitaker},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract Treatment with diphenylamine (DPA), sometimes in combination with storage under low (≤1.5%) O 2 atmosphere, is the major commercial means of limiting superficial scald in apple fruit. Synthesis and oxidation of the sesquiterpene α-farnesene are thought to be directly involved in induction of this storage disorder. Control of scald by DPA has been ascribed to its ability to block both in vitro and in vivo oxidation of α-farnesene to conjugated trienes (CTs), but a number of reports have… CONTINUE READING