publication . Other literature type . 1992

Ultrastructural Changes in Cherimoya Fruit Injured by Chilling

Gutierrez, Margarita; Mar Sola, Maria del; Pascual, Luis; Rodriguez-Garcia, Maria Isabel; Vargas, Alberto M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1992
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) is an important fruit crop that is grown in the South of Spain. Ultrastructural modifications of cherimoya fruit were studied after low-temperature storage. When cherimoya was stored at 4 oc for 6 days, the starch grains did not suffer degradation and the cell walls remained intact. The membrane systems were severely damaged , result ing in a loss of cell compartmentalization. Cherimoya rewarmed to 22 0 C after 9 days of low temperature storage is not able to recover , showing the irreversibility of the ultra structural changes. In addition, disorgani zation of the internal lamella of chloroplasts , grana unstacking, as well as...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Cherimoya, ripening, chilling injury, cold, cell disorganization, cell wall, starch, membranes, chloroplasts, mitochondria, Golgi, Food Science
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