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Advances in Plant Ethylene Research

pp 243-246

Preliminary investigation into the uneven ripening of banana peel after 1-MCP treatment

  • G. De MartinoAffiliated withDepartment of Food Science and Technology, University of Tuscia
  • , F. MencarelliAffiliated withDepartment of Food Science and Technology, University of Tuscia
  • , J. B. GoldingAffiliated withNew South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Gosford Horticultural Institute

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Peel appearance of banana fruit is an important quality criteria that influences consumer acceptability. Many studies have shown promising results with the use of the ethylene antagonist 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on extending green life and shelf life of bananas (Macnish et al. 1997, 2000; Golding et al. 1998; Jiang et al. 1999; Harris et al. 2000).