Effect of ethylene on quality of fresh fruits and vegetables

  title={Effect of ethylene on quality of fresh fruits and vegetables},
  author={Mikal E. Saltveit},
  journal={Postharvest Biology and Technology},
  • M. Saltveit
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Postharvest Biology and Technology
Ethylene is a naturally occurring plant growth substance that has numerous effects on the growth, development and storage life of many fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops at m ll 1 concentrations. Harvested fruits and vegetables may be intentionally or unintentionally exposed to biologically active levels of ethylene and both endogenous and exogenous sources of ethylene contribute to its biological activity. Ethylene synthesis and sensitivity are enhanced during certain stages of plant… Expand

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