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Relationship between fruit growth and peduncle cross-sectional area in durian (durio zibethinus murray)


Ogawa, Kazuharu and Abdullah, Ahmad Makmom and Awang, Muhamad and Furukawa, Akio (2007) Relationship between fruit growth and peduncle cross-sectional area in durian (durio zibethinus murray). Ecological Modelling, 200 (1-2). 254-258 . ISSN 0304-3800


The relationship between fruit growth and peduncle cross-sectional area in the tropical tree Durio zibethinus Murray growing in an experimental field of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), was examined. Fruit dry mass was allometrically related to the product of lateral and longitudinal fruit diameters by a power function, and the mass growth rate of the fruits was linearly related to the peduncle cross-sectional area. This linear relationship indicates that the specific fruit growth rate, defined as the fruit mass growth rate per unit cross-sectional area of peduncle, is constant. On the basis of previous findings of proportionality between the fruit growth rate and the rate of translocation of photosynthates into the fruit through the peduncle, it was concluded that fruit growth rate, translocation rate and peduncle cross-sectional area are proportional to each other.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Fruit
Subject: Plant translocation
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.08.002
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Durio zibethinus Murray, Fruit dry mass, Fruit growth rate, Peduncle cross-sectional area, Translocation rate
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 09:56
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/9413
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