Responses of Musa AAA Berangan to 1-methylcyclopropene

Ding, Phebe and Darduri, Khairul Bariah (2009) Responses of Musa AAA Berangan to 1-methylcyclopropene. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 32 (2). pp. 125-132. ISSN 1511-3701

[img] PDF - Published Version
338Kb

Abstract

1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is an inhibitor of ethylene perception and has been shown to delay the ripening of Cavendish bananas. Nevertheless, no work has reported the delay in the ripening of local bananas using 1-MCP. The objective of this study was to examine the responses of Berangan banana to 1-MCP applied at the ripening stage 1 (mature green) and ripening stage 2 (partially ripe In Experiment I,1 μL L-1 of 1-MCP was applied to mature green stage banana for 0, 2, 4 and 6 h, followed by ripening initiation using 10 g CaC2 kg-1 fruit for 24 h. Meanwhile, in Experiment II, the fruits were partially ripened using 10 g CaC2 kg-1 fruit for 24 h, followed by exposing them to 1 μL L-1 of 1-MCP for 0, 2, 4 and 6 h. Exposing mature green Berangan banana to 4 h of 1-MCP delayed degreening, retained flesh firmness and soluble solids concentration. On the contrary, exposing 1-MCP to the partially ripened banana fruit failed to delay both degreening and ripening processes. Fruit of both experiments ripened normally after the 1-MCP treatment, with more rapid ripening processes in partially ripe than mature green fruit.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Flesh firmness, Peel colour, pH, Soluble solids concentration, Titratable acidity
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:5589
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
Deposited On:14 Apr 2010 05:17
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:23

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 14 Apr 2010 05:17.

View statistics for "Responses of Musa AAA Berangan to 1-methylcyclopropene"


Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Currently, the collections deposited in the IR consists of Master and PhD theses, Master and PhD Project Report, Journal Articles, Journal Bulletins, Conference Papers, UPM News, Newspaper Cuttings, Patents and Inaugural Lectures.

As the policy of the university does not permit users to view thesis in full text, access is only given to the first 24 pages only.