Molecular Regulation and Maintaining of Fruit Quality

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics, Genomics, Breeding, and Biotechnology (G2B2)".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2024 | Viewed by 101

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Fruit Research Institute, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou 350013, China
Interests: fruit size; secondary metabolite; triterpene; anthocyanin; carotenoid

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Guest Editor
Fruit Research Institute, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou 350013, China
Interests: epigenetics; fruit development; secondary metabolite

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fruit quality encompasses sensory quality (fruit size, fruit shape, fruit color, fragrance, etc.) and edible quality (sugar, organic acid, amino acids, flavonoid, triterpene, anthocyanin, carotenoid, capsaicin, etc.) and greatly influences both farmer income and consumer acceptability. The fruit quality of all horticultural crops is more sensitive to changes in internal and external factors; however, gene-manipulating techniques have been widely used to improve or to maintain cereal crop products. Nevertheless, most enzyme genes and regulators that are essential in developing or maintaining the high quality of fruits are less well known, as is gene regulation of their quality. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather pioneering research on the regulation of gene manipulation in enhancing fruit quality. This covers gene regulation research on improving or maintaining fruit quality during fruit growth, ripening, and postharvest using new gene identification, mechanisms, skills such as quality-related enzyme-encoding gene identification, resistance genes related to fruit quality, key transcriptions underpinning mechanisms, epigenetic regulation, VIGS, transgenes, RNAi, and gene editing. Works on fruit trees, fruit-producing vegetables, and fruit-bearing forest plants are welcome.

Dr. Wenbing Su
Dr. Zhongqi Fan
Dr. Weilin Wei
Guest Editors

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  • fruit growth
  • fruit quality development
  • postharvest quality maintaining
  • gene regulation mechanism
  • secondary metabolite
  • gene-manipulating skill

Published Papers

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