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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(7), 1467;

Oxidative Stress Associated with Chilling Injury in Immature Fruit: Postharvest Technological and Biotechnological Solutions

Departamento de Biología y Geología, Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3), CIAIMBITAL, Universidad de Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
Departamento de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Fuente Nueva s/n, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Received: 29 May 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 8 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ripening Control and Induction of the Defence and Antioxidant Systems)
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Immature, vegetable-like fruits are produced by crops of great economic importance, including cucumbers, zucchini, eggplants and bell peppers, among others. Because of their high respiration rates, associated with high rates of dehydration and metabolism, and their susceptibility to chilling injury (CI), vegetable fruits are highly perishable commodities, requiring particular storage conditions to avoid postharvest losses. This review focuses on the oxidative stress that affects the postharvest quality of vegetable fruits under chilling storage. We define the physiological and biochemical factors that are associated with the oxidative stress and the development of CI symptoms in these commodities, and discuss the different physical, chemical and biotechnological approaches that have been proposed to reduce oxidative stress while enhancing the chilling tolerance of vegetable fruits. View Full-Text
Keywords: chilling injury; immature fruit; oxidative stress chilling injury; immature fruit; oxidative stress

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Valenzuela, J.L.; Manzano, S.; Palma, F.; Carvajal, F.; Garrido, D.; Jamilena, M. Oxidative Stress Associated with Chilling Injury in Immature Fruit: Postharvest Technological and Biotechnological Solutions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1467.

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