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Zhengke Zhang, Zhaoyin Gao, Min Li, Meijiao Hu, Hui Gao, Dongping Yang, and Bo Yang

storage quality of mango fruit, suggesting that ethylene biosynthesis may be associated with the occurrence of CI ( Nair and Singh, 2003 ). CI also causes damage to the cell wall of mango fruit, which includes the loss of wall structural integrity ( Han et

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Fan-Hsuan Yang, David R. Bryla, Scott T. Orr, Bernadine C. Strik, and Yanyun Zhao

necrosis occurs, the berries are unmarketable, particularly for the fresh market. Fruit softening also reduces the marketability of the berries and shortens the shelf life ( Ballinger et al., 1973 ). Common strategies to prevent heat damage in fruit crops

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Min Wang, Wenrui Liu, Biao Jiang, Qingwu Peng, Xiaoming He, Zhaojun Liang, and Yu’e Lin

cycles and diminished plant productivity (Hall et al., 2001; Ray et al., 2015). HS causes considerable morphological damage, including scorching and sunburn of leaves, leaf senescence, shoot and root growth inhibition, fruit discoloration, and fruit

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Magaji G. Usman, Mohd Y. Rafii, Mohd Razi Ismail, Mohammad Abdul Malek, and Mohammad Abdul Latif

membrane integrity of the heat-tolerant genotypes was not damaged by the high-temperature treatment of 50 °C for 20 min, whereas AVPP9703 and AVPP0002 were sensitive and damaged at 50 °C. The membrane is the first line of defense with many heat

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Thomas M. Kon, Melanie A. Schupp, Hans E. Winzeler, and James R. Schupp

resulted in >33% injury to spur leaves. Apple fruit growth rate is strongly related to spur leaf area because the fruit growth rate increased with increasing leaf number ( Yuan and Greene, 2000 ). Ferree and Palmer (1982) demonstrated that the removal of

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Steven T. Koike, Frank G. Zalom, and Kirk D. Larson

). Approximately 40% of California's strawberry crop is produced in the central coast region of the state (lat. ≈37° N); in this region, bronzing of strawberry fruit often occurs between late spring and midsummer. Bronzing is the term used to describe damage to

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Fang Yu, Zhiming Ni, Xingfeng Shao, Lina Yu, Hongxing Liu, Feng Xu, and Hongfei Wang

related to the heat-induced chilling tolerance and respiratory rate of ‘Fortune’ mandarin fruit harvested at different maturity stages Postharvest Biol. Technol. 25 181 191 Itai, A. Tanahashi, T. 2008 Inhibition of sucrose loss during cold storage in

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Suping Zhou, Roger J. Sauvé, Zong Liu, Sasikiran Reddy, Sarabjit Bhatti, Simon D. Hucko, Yang Yong, Tara Fish, and Theodore W. Thannhauser

considered excessive and are detrimental to tomato plant growth and fruit development. Tomato leaves exposed to prolonged heat stress conditions experience starch depletion as a result of enhanced hydrolysis and reduced biosynthesis activities ( Dinar et al

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Lucas McCartney and Mark Lefsrud

Most fruit crops grown in northern climates are threatened by frost. Freeze damage represents largest weather related economic loss when compared with all other weather hazards ( Snyder, 2000 ). The importance of frost protection is economically

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Ibrahim I. Tahir, Eva Johansson, and Marie E. Olsson

cultivar used for fruit quality experiments, half were stored in air and the other half in CA storage. One lot from each half was stored within 6 h of harvesting as control and the other four lots were heat-treated at 40 ± 2 °C for 24, 48, 72, or 96 h