Accession Number : AD0719552

Title :   Biochemical Processes During Fruit Ripening and Storage (Biokhimicheskie Protsessy pri Sozrevanii Sochnykh Plodov),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Salkova,E. T. ; Metlitskii,L. V.

Report Date : 05 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper presents a review of the literature data with respect to the biochemical processes occurring in the maturation of soft fruits and to the effect of environmental factors (temperature, gas composition of the atmosphere) on these processes. High priority is given to the study of relations between the physiological state and respiration of fruits and their accumulation of various metabolites. The paper covers the problems of CO2 release, oxidative activity of mitochondria during the climacteric period, oxidative phosphorylation protein synthesis, variations in the polyphenoloxidase activity at different stages of ripening and aging, pentosophosphate cycle, synthesis of the compounds responsible for the aroma transformations of carbohydrates and pectins, control of ripening in relation to the condition and environment of fruits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FRUITS, BIOCHEMISTRY), RESPIRATION, CARBON DIOXIDE, MALIC ACID, MITOCHONDRIA, NUCLEOTIDES, AMINO ACIDS, ODORS, STORAGE, ENZYMES, LIPIDS, PECTINS, USSR

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE