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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

-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), which binds to ethylene receptors and blocks a response to the phytohormone, can significantly delay apple ripening ( DeLong et al., 2004 ; Fan et al., 1999 ; Ferenczi et al., 2006 ; Mattheis et al., 2005 ; Moya-Leon et al., 2007

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polyxeni M. Filios and William B. Miller

walleriana ‘Super Elfin Rose Improved’ presprayed with varying concentrations of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP; AFxRD-038). After treatment, plants were exposed 1 μL·L −1 ethylene or kept in an ethylene-free atmosphere for 18 h in darkness. Expt. 3