Control of Ribonucleic Acid and Enzyme Synthesis during Fruit Ripening

  • Don Grierson
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 46)


When fruits ripen they undergo major changes in composition which affect their attractiveness, storage life and nutritional value. This is a consequence of alterations in the physiological and biochemical processes occurring in the cells of the fruit. A list of some of the major changes that occur in tomatoes is given below. Similar changes occur in many other types of fruits.


Ethylene Production Tomato Fruit Enzyme Synthesis Ripening Fruit Ribonucleic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don Grierson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and Environmental Studies, School of AgricultureUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK

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