Special Issue "Advances in Fruit Quality Formation and Regulation"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022 | Viewed by 6522
Interests: fruit development and quality; fruit postharvest biology and technology; fruit tree and environmental responses; plant hormones and their interactions; molecular biology
Interests: fruit postharvest biology and technology; plant hormones and their interactions
Fruit quality is determined by both genetic (species/cultivars) and environmental factors. From both applied and basic research, the quality traits, for a specific cultivar, could be significantly altered by preharvest (developmental) and post-harvest treatments/technologies. Thus, in addition to the genetic differences, the pre-/post-harvest regulations on fruit quality have been guiding most of the related research, which should eventually benefit quality improvement. In the past decade, mechanisms of fruit quality formation and regulation have gained rapid advances, from physiology to molecular aspects. Furthermore, many key genes/transcription factors related to quality changes have been identified and their functions, likewise, revealed. However, there are still many basic theoretical problems that need to be solved urgently—the post-harvest fruit quality maintenance mechanism and the mature and senescence regulation network are still incomplete, the interaction mechanism between environmental conditions and endogenous factors is not clear, and the similarities, differences, and laws of different types of fruit quality maintenance regulation methods are still unclear. In addition, it is notable that the unbalances among the various quality traits (i.e., anthocyanin metabolism has gained the most focus) and fruit species, and, apart from transcriptional regulatory, other mechanisms such as translation regulation, translation modification and microRNA, should receive more attention. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the recent advances in fruit quality formation and regulation. This Special Issue will mainly focus on pre-/post-harvest regulations on fruit quality and aims to cover various quality traits, including (but not limited to) flavor, aroma, texture and color.
Prof. Dr. Xueren Yin
Prof. Dr. Qinggang Zhu
Dr. Wenqiu Wang
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- Fruit quality
- Fruit color
- Fruit aroma
- Fruit texture
- Transcriptomic and metabolomics
- Developmental regulation on fruit quality
- Post-harvest regulation on fruit quality.