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Laser photoacoustic system for characterization of climacteric and nonclimacteric fruits in postharvest
Author(s): G. Giubileo; A. Lai; D. Piccinelli; A. Puiu
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Paper Abstract

The emission of ethylene from climacteric fruit banana (Musa x paradisiaca L.) and non climacteric fruits lemon (Citrus limon Burm. F.) at different stages of ripening (from a few days after setting to full maturity stage) by the Laser Photoacoustic Spectroscopy System, developed in ENEA Frascati, was measured. A high ethylene production rate from mature banana fruit was found, as expected for climacteric fruit. Significant differences between ethylene emitted by the lemon after setting stage and by the young fruit were observed. Also ethylene emission from lemon fruits at different ripening stages (from light green to turning and full ripe) was detected. Depending on the ripening stage, differences in ethylene emission rates were found, although the emissions were low as expected for non-climacteric fruit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5850, Advanced Laser Technologies 2004, (7 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633703
Show Author Affiliations
G. Giubileo, ENEA (Italy)
A. Lai, ENEA (Italy)
D. Piccinelli, ENEA (Italy)
A. Puiu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5850:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2004
Ivan A. Shcherbakov; Anna Giardini; Vitali I. Konov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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