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Peter M.A. Toivonen

The potential impact of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables has been documented only in the last several years. This article explores what is now known about 1-MCP and its effect on quality in fresh-cut products in the

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Valeria Sigal Escalada and Douglas D. Archbold

. Different lower case letters indicate significant differences between control and aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) plus 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) peel or cortex tissue within alcohol substrate separated by least significant difference ( lsd ) at P = 0

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Shu-Ting Fan, Der-Ming Yeh and Tsu-Tsuen Wang

and/or chlorosis in various foliage plant species ( Blessington and Collins, 1993 ; Marousky and Harbaugh, 1979 ; Wang and Dunlap, 1990 ; Woltering, 1987 ). Beneficial effects of using 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) have been shown to protect many cut

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Christopher B. Watkins

The recent registration of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) to inhibit ethylene perception in horticultural products has resulted in an exciting era for postharvest scientists. 1-MCP is being used not only as a tool to increase understanding of the

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Jing Ma, Zheng Li, Bin Wang, Shunzhao Sui and Mingyang Li

gradually became senescent. Table 2. Petal area of different petals from Stage 3 to 6. Effect of ethephon and 1-methylcyclopropene on cut flower vase life. Previous research suggests that wintersweet cut flowers lack the capability for ethylene production

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Michael S. Reid and George L. Staby

The brevity of the history of the discovery and commercialization of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is a testament to the important physiological effects and commercial use of this compound. However, the story is rooted in the history of modified

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

antioxidant (diphenylamine) treatment reduced the incidence of skin browning and inhibited softening in ‘Fuyu’ persimmon fruit during storage at 0 °C. 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), a potent inhibitor of ethylene action ( Sisler, 2006 ), can maintain quality by

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Donald J. Huber

Nearly 12 years have passed since the discovery of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) as a specific inhibitor of ethylene action ( Serek et al., 1994 ). Preceded in use by silver ion ( Beyer, 1976 ), the anionic silver complex, silver thiosulfate (STS

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Jacqueline K. Burns

The gaseous compound 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is becoming an invaluable tool to abate undesirable ethylene effects in horticultural commodities. In particular, ethylene-related postharvest physiological effects in climacteric fruit, leaf and

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James P. Mattheis

Identification of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) as a potent inhibitor of ethylene action ( Sisler and Blankenship, 1996 ; Sisler and Serek, 1997 ) has provided the plant science research community with a valuable tool with which ethylene biology