Molecular Biology of Fruit Maturation and Ripening.

  title={Molecular Biology of Fruit Maturation and Ripening.},
  author={James J. Giovannoni},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
The development and maturation of fruits has received considerable scientific scrutiny because of both the uniqueness of such processes to the biology of plants and the importance of fruit as a significant component of the human diet. Molecular and genetic analysis of fruit development, and especially ripening of fleshy fruits, has resulted in significant gains in knowledge over recent years. Great strides have been made in the areas of ethylene biosynthesis and response, cell wall metabolism… CONTINUE READING
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