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Melatonin promotes ripening and improves quality of tomato fruit during postharvest life.

Sun Q, Zhang N, Wang J, Zhang H, Li D, Shi J, Li R, Weeda S, Zhao B, Ren S, Guo YD - J. Exp. Bot. (2014)

Bottom Line: In this study, the effect of melatonin on the postharvest ripening and quality improvement of tomato fruit was carried out.The effect of melatonin on ethylene biosynthesis, ethylene perception, and ethylene signalling may contribute to fruit ripening and quality improvement in tomato.This research may promote the application of melatonin on postharvest ripening and quality improvement of tomato fruit as well as other horticultural productions in the future.

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Affiliation: College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

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Melatonin has an effect on tomato flavour components. CK: samples pre-treated with water; M50: samples pre-treated with 50 μmol/L melatonin. (A) The volatiles content of hexanal, and (B) related gene expression. (C) Water-soluble sugar of tomato fruit at 17 d after treatment. Vertical bars at each time point represent the LSD when significant at P=0.05. (This figure is available in colour at JXB online.)
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Figure 6: Melatonin has an effect on tomato flavour components. CK: samples pre-treated with water; M50: samples pre-treated with 50 μmol/L melatonin. (A) The volatiles content of hexanal, and (B) related gene expression. (C) Water-soluble sugar of tomato fruit at 17 d after treatment. Vertical bars at each time point represent the LSD when significant at P=0.05. (This figure is available in colour at JXB online.)

Mentions: To understand the effect of melatonin on aroma in tomato fruit, we used the GC-MS technique to detect the volatiles of tomato fruits. Hexanal, a compound related to ripe aroma and tomato-like flavour (Baldwin et al., 1998; Maul et al., 2000), increased by 51.8% in melatonin-treated fruits (Fig. 6A).


Melatonin promotes ripening and improves quality of tomato fruit during postharvest life.

Sun Q, Zhang N, Wang J, Zhang H, Li D, Shi J, Li R, Weeda S, Zhao B, Ren S, Guo YD - J. Exp. Bot. (2014)

Melatonin has an effect on tomato flavour components. CK: samples pre-treated with water; M50: samples pre-treated with 50 μmol/L melatonin. (A) The volatiles content of hexanal, and (B) related gene expression. (C) Water-soluble sugar of tomato fruit at 17 d after treatment. Vertical bars at each time point represent the LSD when significant at P=0.05. (This figure is available in colour at JXB online.)
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Figure 6: Melatonin has an effect on tomato flavour components. CK: samples pre-treated with water; M50: samples pre-treated with 50 μmol/L melatonin. (A) The volatiles content of hexanal, and (B) related gene expression. (C) Water-soluble sugar of tomato fruit at 17 d after treatment. Vertical bars at each time point represent the LSD when significant at P=0.05. (This figure is available in colour at JXB online.)
Mentions: To understand the effect of melatonin on aroma in tomato fruit, we used the GC-MS technique to detect the volatiles of tomato fruits. Hexanal, a compound related to ripe aroma and tomato-like flavour (Baldwin et al., 1998; Maul et al., 2000), increased by 51.8% in melatonin-treated fruits (Fig. 6A).

Bottom Line: In this study, the effect of melatonin on the postharvest ripening and quality improvement of tomato fruit was carried out.The effect of melatonin on ethylene biosynthesis, ethylene perception, and ethylene signalling may contribute to fruit ripening and quality improvement in tomato.This research may promote the application of melatonin on postharvest ripening and quality improvement of tomato fruit as well as other horticultural productions in the future.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus