Matrix glycan depolymerisation and xyloglucan endohydrolase activities in ethylene-treated watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) fruit


Karakurt Y. , Muramatsu N., Jeong J., Hurr B. M. , Huber D. J.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, vol.88, no.4, pp.684-689, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jsfa.3135
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.684-689

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ethylene-induced placental tissue water soaking in harvested watermelon fruit is accompanied by cell separation and collapse, depolymerisation of water- and chelator-soluble pectins, a reducton in total uronic acids and increased polygalacturonase activity. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ethylene-induced changes in placental tissue cell walls also affected matrix glycans (hemicelluloses).