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Effect of Low Oxygen, Reduced Pressure and Use of 'Purafil' on Banana Fruit Ripening

Effect of Low Oxygen, Reduced Pressure and Use of 'Purafil' on Banana Fruit Ripening

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Title: Effect of Low Oxygen, Reduced Pressure and Use of 'Purafil' on Banana Fruit Ripening
Author: AbuGoukh, AbuBakr A.
Abstract: Trie combination and separate influence of 02 partial pressure under 1 and 1/5 atmosphere and the use of 'Pura/ill - an ethylene absorbent on ripening of 'Dwarf Cavendish' banana was studied. Ethylene production and respiration activity of bananas held at 200C in gas mixtures of 1 to 10 percent 02 under both atmos-pheric pressures were considerably depressed, no climacteric was appa-rent and fruits remained green and firm until the end of the 14-18 day storage period. They showed a rapid increase in ethylene production, respiration activity, and started to ripen almost immediately after being transferred to air. Bananas held in 20, 10 and 4 percent 02, at both pressure and in the absence or presence of 'Purafil', were ripened normally; while those held in 2 and 1 percent 02 subsequently acquired abnormal flavours and ripened atypically.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/22280


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