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dc.contributor.authorLara Ayala, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorHeredia, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T13:40:11Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T13:40:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-12
dc.identifier.issn1664-462X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/66480
dc.description.abstractThe plant cuticle is an extracellular barrier that protects the aerial, non-lignified parts of plants from the surrounding environment, and furthermore plays important functions in organ growth and development. The role of the cuticle in post-harvest quality of fruits is a topic currently driving a lot of interest since an increasing bulk of research data show its modulating influence on a number of important traits determining shelf life and storage potential, including water transpiration and fruit dehydration, susceptibility to rots, pests and disorders, and even firmness. Moreover, the properties of fruit cuticles keep evolving after harvest, and have also been shown to be highly responsive to the external conditions surrounding the fruit. Indeed, common post-harvest treatments will have an impact on cuticle integrity and performance that needs to be evaluated for a deeper understanding of changes in post-harvest quality. In this review, chemical and biophysical properties of fruit cuticles are summarized. An overview is also provided of post-harvest changes in cuticles and the effects thereupon of some post-harvest procedures, with the purpose of offering a comprehensive summary of currently available information. Identification of natural sources of variability in relevant quality traits would allow breeding for the improvement of post-harvest life of fruit commodities.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by grants AGL2015-65246 and AGL2015-64235-R from the Plan Nacional de I+D, Ministry of Education and Science, Spain.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/AGL2015-65246
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/AGL2015-64235-R
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00770
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers In Plant Science, 2019, vol. 10, num. Article 770, p. 1-18
dc.rightscc-by (c) Lara Ayala, Isabel et al., 2019
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es
dc.subjectcuticle
dc.subjectGene expression
dc.subjectheat shock
dc.subjectPeach
dc.subjectPostharvest
dc.titleShelf Life Potential and the Fruit Cuticle: The Unexpected Player
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2019-06-20T13:40:12Z
dc.identifier.idgrec028656
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00770


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