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Wilawan Kumpoun, Takashi Nishizawa, Yoshie Motomura, Tanidchaya Puthmee, and Toshiyuki Aikawa

the damaged skin tissues. SD in mango fruit is known as a ripening disorder which usually occurs in the fruit-ripening stage ( Katrodia, 1988 ; Sivakumar et al., 2011 ). SD is formed on trees ( Katrodia, 1988 ; Lima et al., 2001 ; Raja, 2009

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Raquel Gomez and Lee Kalcsits

contributes to cell death, which produces dark lesions associated with bitter pit. High incidences of calcium-related disorders are associated with rapid cell expansion such that the demand for calcium exceeds the supply to the fruit because calcium uptake and

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R. Karina Gallardo, Qi Zhang, Michael Dossett, James J. Polashock, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Nicholi Vorsa, Patrick P. Edger, Hamid Ashrafi, Ebrahiem Babiker, Chad E. Finn, and Massimo Iorizzo

Research) were extracted from recent research grant proposal requests and research priority recommendations and grouped based on the production-related needs (e.g., pest and disease related needs) to identify clusters of fruit and plant traits that could

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Lingyun Yuan, Yujie Yuan, Shan Liu, Jie Wang, Shidong Zhu, Guohu Chen, Jinfeng Hou, and Chenggang Wang

those of heat-susceptible ‘sym’ ( Tables 3 and 4 ), which were related with higher antioxidative enzyme activities, including APX, GR, and MDAR ( Fig. 4 ). The higher antioxidative capacity in the chloroplast of ‘xd’ partly protected the membrane

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Marcos D. Ferreira, Steven A. Sargent, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Craig K. Chandler

be related to the turgor pressure of the fruit cells. Forced-air cooling rapidly removes field heat by creating a difference in air pressure on opposite faces of palletized produce. The resulting high-volume air is humidified to greater than 90

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John R. Clark and Alejandra Salgado

primocane-fruiting cultivars. For instance, in 2012 there was no measurable crop on primocanes on either cultivar due to the extremely high heat experienced from June to September. There were some flowers produced on the plants, and a few small berries noted

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Matthew R. Mattia and John W. Scott

-shouldered fruit absorb more light and subsequently obtain more heat than uniform green fruit, and this leads to enhanced YS expression ( Scott, 2014 ). Perhaps, then, the darker u Ag genotypes would also be prone to YS, and the very light u Pg genotypes would

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Zhengke Zhang, Yu Zhang, Donald J. Huber, Jingping Rao, Yunjing Sun, and Shanshan Li

from a persimmon orchard in Yangling, Shaanxi province on the day of harvest and transported to the postharvest facilities in Northwest A&F University within 12 h. Fruit of uniform size without mechanical damage were selected for the experiments. 1

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Kenneth J. Boote, Maria R. Rybak, Johan M.S. Scholberg, and James W. Jones

responses during fruit setting or fruit ripening. However, one common base temperature is often considered for all stages of the crop. Another possibility is that cultivars may vary in cardinal temperatures. Another cause could be related to the methods and

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Martha Edith López-López, José Ángel López-Valenzuela, Francisco Delgado-Vargas, Gabriela López-Angulo, Armando Carrillo-López, Lidia Elena Ayón-Reyna, and Misael Odín Vega-García

, and absence of physical damage; then, they were washed with sodium hypochlorite (300 μg·L −1 ) and divided into four groups (44 fruit/group). The treatments were the following: Control, HWT (46.1 °C, 75 or 90 min); calcium lactate treatment (Ca, 0.5% w