Melatonin promotes ripening and improves quality of tomato fruit during postharvest life

@inproceedings{Sun2015MelatoninPR,
  title={Melatonin promotes ripening and improves quality of tomato fruit during postharvest life},
  author={Qianqian Sun and Na Zhang and Jinfang Wang and Haijun Zhang and Dianbo Li and Jin Shi and Ran Li and Sarah M. Weeda and Bing Zhao and Shuxin Ren and Yang-Dong Guo},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2015}
}
In this study, the effect of melatonin on the postharvest ripening and quality improvement of tomato fruit was carried out. The tomatoes were immersed in exogenous melatonin for 2h, and then the related physiological indicators and the expression of genes during post-harvest life were evaluated. Compared with control check (CK), the 50 µM melatonin treatment significantly increased lycopene levels by 5.8-fold. Meanwhile, the key genes involved in fruit colour development, including phytoene… CONTINUE READING
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