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dc.contributor.authorMoggia Lucchini, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorGraell i Sarle, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorLara Ayala, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorSchmeda-Hirschmann, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorThomas-Valdés, Samanta
dc.contributor.authorLobos, Gustavo A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T11:08:19Z
dc.date.available2018-09-15T22:17:51Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-15
dc.identifier.issn0304-4238
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59435
dc.description.abstractChilean fresh blueberries take 20-50 days to arrive by boat to the Northern hemisphere, softening and dehydration being the main defects upon arrival. The effect of maturity at harvest (75% blue, 100% blue, and overripe) on cuticular triterpene content, and the possible associated impacts on firmness and weight loss after cold storage were explored for 'Duke' and 'Brigitta' fruit, both non-bagged or bagged in macroperforated low-density polyethylene bags. Softening and weight loss varied with cultivar and maturity stage: 'Duke' fruit softened faster and were more prone to dehydration than 'Brigitta' samples, whereas overripe fruit were less firm after storage. This is the first report characterizing the triterpenoid fraction in cuticles of fresh blueberries, which may play a role in their postharvest behavior. Weight loss and softening rates were highly correlated to ursolic acid contents at harvest; further research will be required for a better understanding of these relationships.
dc.description.sponsorshipFruit samples were provided by AMS Family, Maule Region, Chile. We thank Irene Manríquez, Instituto de Química de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Talca, for her skillful technical work. In Chile, this work was supported by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research CONICYT (FONDECYT 11130539) and PCHA/Doctorado Nacional/2013-63130042, the research programs “Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change (A2C2)”, “PIEI-QUIM-BIO”, “Fondo Proyectos de Investigación” and “Núcleo Científico Multidisciplinario”, Universidad de Talca. In Spain this work was partially supported by “Fundación Carolina” and “Programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria”, Universitat de Lleida.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2016.09.018
dc.relation.ispartofScientia Horticulturae, 2016, vol. 211, p. 449-457
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Elsevier, 2016
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/es
dc.subjectBlueberry
dc.subjectCuticle
dc.subjectFirmness
dc.subjectVaccinium corymbosum L.
dc.titleFruit characteristics and cuticle triterpenes as related to postharvest quality of highbush blueberries
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2017-04-04T11:08:20Z
dc.identifier.idgrec024742
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2016.09.018


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