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

  • G. De Martino
  • F. Mencarelli
  • J. B. Golding

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).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. De Martino
    • 1
  • F. Mencarelli
    • 1
  • J. B. Golding
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of TusciaItaly
  2. 2.New South Wales Department of Primary IndustriesGosford Horticultural InstituteGosfordAustralia

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