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Current challenges in postharvest biology of fruit ripening

Pech, Jean-Claude and Purgatto, Eduardo and Girardi, Cesar Luis and Rombaldi, César Valmor and Latché, Alain Current challenges in postharvest biology of fruit ripening. (2013) Current Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (1). 1-18. ISSN 2317-2436

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Official URL: http://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/CAST/article/view/2384


This paper reviews the recent advances in the understanding of the fruit ripening process and describes future challenges. Fruit ripening is a complex developmental process which is orchestrated by the expression of ripening-related genes under the control of a network of signaling pathways. In climacteric fruit components responsible for the production of climacteric ethylene have been identified. Less progress has been made on non-climacteric fruit. Great advances have been made in the characterization of transcription factors (ERFs, RIN, etc...) that induce gene expression through the binding to their promoters. Genetic resources, genome sequencing and “omics” tools have been developed bringing a huge amount of data that will help to draw together an integrative network of regulatory and signaling pathways responsible for triggering and coordinating the ripening process. The discovery that some ripening events are controlled at the epigenetic level and, not in relation with the DNA sequences, opens novel perspectives.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Current Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) website : http://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/CAST/index
HAL Id:hal-00985018
Audience (journal):National peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidade Federal de Pelotas - UFPel (BRAZIL)
Other partners > Embrapa Uva e Vinho (BRAZIL)
Other partners > Universidade de São Paulo - USP (BRAZIL)
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Deposited On:29 Apr 2014 08:44

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