Lei Wang

Agricultural University Of Hebei, Pao-ting-shih, Hebei, China

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    ABSTRACT: Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) is a kind of fruit with short postharvest life. Postharvest treatment of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP: 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 μL/L) was applied to cherry fruits, and its effects on postharvest fruit quality during 60-day-storage at cold temperature was investigated. Sweet cherry fruits were harvested at commercial fruit maturity and exposed to 1-MCP at 20±1°C for 24 h. Following 1-MCP treatments, the fruits were stored for 60 d at 90±5% RH and, 0±1°C, in three concentrations of 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 μL/L 1-MCP, of which 1.5 μL/L 1-MCP had the most positive effect on fruit quality. Postharvest treatments of 1-MCP significantly reduced endogenous ethylene production, malondialdehyde (MDA) content, and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity in cherry fruits 60 d after cold storage when compared to untreated fruits. 1-MCP treatment was associated with lower respiration rate and relative electric conductivity (REC) and maintained cell membrane integrity. The results indicated that the treatment 1-MCP was effective in inhibition of the declining of POD activity and CATactivity. In conclusion, 1-MCP treatment could be a good candidate for maintaining postharvest quality of cherry, and 1-MCP could prolong the storage life of sweet cherry.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2012 · Frontiers of Agriculture in China
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    ABSTRACT: The postharvest physiology of strawberry was investigated to study the effects of ozone on weight loss rate, ascorbic acid, respiration rate, peroxdase (POD) activity, catalase (CAT) activity, and malondialdehyde (MDA) content during cold storage. The strawberries were treated with ozone of 0 ppm (control), 2 ppm, 4 ppm, and 8 ppm, respectively. The results indicated that the treatment of 4 ppm ozone could inhibited the decrease of ascorbic acid, POD activity, and CAT activity, and reduced weight loss rate and MDA content. The treatment delayed the senescence of strawberry, with a significantly lower respiration rate. Thus, the best concentration of ozone was 4 ppm, and ozone treatment could be a good candidate for maintaining postharvest quality of strawberry and provide a longer storage life. Keywordsstrawberry–ozone–cold storage–quality
    No preview · Article · Sep 2011 · Frontiers of Agriculture in China