Special Issue "Molecular, Genetic and Physiological Control of Fruit Quality"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Dr. Nadia Bertin
The demand for greater fresh fruit quality has increasingly been reflected in consumer behaviour in recent years. Whereas most technical and genetic improvements have focused on yield and disease resistance traits, a main concern now is to improve taste and health value to answer the consumer demand. Fruit are an important part of the human diet. A common dietary recommendation for the prevention of chronic diseases is to eat more than five rations of fruit and vegetables per day. Thus, there is much interest in improving fruit quality traits such as flavour, texture, aroma and phytonutrient/antioxidant content. At the same time, growers are tackling new challenging constraints related to improving yield and quality in low-input sustainable production systems and in response to climate change. Complex quality traits are built throughout the developmental and ripening processes. They are controlled by multiple environmental and genetic factors. Important insights have been made in the mechanisms controlling fruit development and ripening and some key biosynthetic pathways, especially in tomato, a common model for fleshy fruits. However, much less is known about the connections between biosynthetic pathways, their sub-cellular compartmentation, or the evolutionary conservation of regulatory mechanisms across plant species and families. Moreover, the effect of interaction of genotype with environmental factors on these aspects needs to be addressed.
This Special Issue on "Molecular, Genetic and Physiological Control of Fruit Quality" intends to provide novel insight into fruit quality with a specific focus on above aspects. Your contributions to this topic through literature reviews or original research papers that use genetic, molecular or (eco-)physiological approaches are welcomed on all fruit species.
Dr. Nadia Bertin
Dr. Anne-Laure Fanciullin
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- fruit quality
- primary and secondary metabolism
- genotype by environment interaction