Accession Number : AD0265845

Title :   RADIATION PRESERVATION OF FRESH STRAWBERRIES AND GRAPES

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS

Personal Author(s) : ROMANI,ROGER J. ; MAXIE,E.C. ; ROBINSON,BETTY J.

Report Date : 05 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IRRADIATION STUDIES WITH PEARS WERE CONTINUED WITH THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: (1) determination of the respiration of individual fruit; (2) comparison of beta and gamma irradiation; and (3) preparation of samples for biochemical investigation. The post-irradiation respiration of single fruit was similar to hat of batch samples but more useful in selecting individual fruit at given physiological states. Beta and gamma radiation produced similar gross physiological effects including prolongation of ripening. Methods have been devised and preparation made of both enzyme extracts and lyophillized material for further biochemical study. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FRUITS, BETA PARTICLES, BIOCHEMISTRY, GAMMA RAYS, PRESERVATION, RADIATION EFFECTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE