Methyl Jasmonate: An Alternative for Improving the Quality and Health Properties of Fresh Fruits
AbstractMethyl jasmonate (MeJA) is a plant growth regulator belonging to the jasmonate family. It plays an important role as a possible airborne signaling molecule mediating intra- and inter-plant communications and modulating plant defense responses, including antioxidant systems. Most assessments of this compound have dealt with post-harvest fruit applications, demonstrating induced plant resistance against the detrimental impacts of storage (chilling injuries and pathogen attacks), enhancing secondary metabolites and antioxidant activity. On the other hand, the interactions between MeJA and other compounds or technological tools for enhancing antioxidant capacity and quality of fruits were also reviewed. The pleiotropic effects of MeJA have raisen numerous as-yet unanswered questions about its mode of action. The aim of this review was endeavored to clarify the role of MeJA on improving pre- and post-harvest fresh fruit quality and health properties. Interestingly, the influence of MeJA on human health will be also discussed. View Full-Text
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Reyes-Díaz, M.; Lobos, T.; Cardemil, L.; Nunes-Nesi, A.; Retamales, J.; Jaakola, L.; Alberdi, M.; Ribera-Fonseca, A. Methyl Jasmonate: An Alternative for Improving the Quality and Health Properties of Fresh Fruits. Molecules 2016, 21, 567.
Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos T, Cardemil L, Nunes-Nesi A, Retamales J, Jaakola L, Alberdi M, Ribera-Fonseca A. Methyl Jasmonate: An Alternative for Improving the Quality and Health Properties of Fresh Fruits. Molecules. 2016; 21(6):567.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reyes-Díaz, Marjorie; Lobos, Tomas; Cardemil, Liliana; Nunes-Nesi, Adriano; Retamales, Jorge; Jaakola, Laura; Alberdi, Miren; Ribera-Fonseca, Alejandra. 2016. "Methyl Jasmonate: An Alternative for Improving the Quality and Health Properties of Fresh Fruits." Molecules 21, no. 6: 567.
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