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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Gas exchange in fruits related to skin condition and fruit ripening studied with diode laser spectroscopy
Author(s): Jing Huang; Hao Zhang; Huiying Lin; Tianqi Li; Liang Mei; Katarina Svanberg; Sune Svanberg
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Paper Abstract

The concentration of the biologically active molecular oxygen gas is of crucial importance for fruits in the metabolic respiration, maturation, and ripening processes. In our study, oxygen content and oxygen transport in fruits, exemplified by apples and guavas, were studied noninvasively by gas in scattering media absorption spectroscopy. The technique is based on the fact that free gases typically have 10,000 times narrower absorption features than the bulk material. The technique was demonstrated in studies of the influence of the fruit skin in regulating the internal oxygen balance, by observing the signal response of the internal oxygen gas to a transient change in the ambient gas concentration on peeled and unpeeled fruits. In addition, the gas exchange rate at different ripening stages was also studied in intact guavas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2016
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(12) 127007 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.12.127007
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Jing Huang, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Hao Zhang, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Huiying Lin, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Tianqi Li, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Liang Mei, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Katarina Svanberg, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Sune Svanberg, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Lund Univ. (Sweden)

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