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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ, Mónica Elizabeth et al. Postharvest fruits: maturation and biochemical changes. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.spe19, pp.4075-4087. ISSN 2007-0934.

The formation of fleshy fruits involves three stages: growth, development and maturation. The objective of this review is to compile information on relevant research related to fruit maturation and biochemical changes occurring during post-harvest management. In order to carry out this study search we used multiple databases (Scielo, Redalyc, Elsevier, Scopus, Wiley online library, Sciencedirect, Springer). The ripening of the fruit is an important process that activates a whole set of biochemical routes that make it attractive and desirable for consumers. The study of the maturation of fruits has been of great interest in the research since the biochemical and physicochemical changes that occur during this stage cause great economic losses. It is important to have knowledge of the processes, which allows biotechnologists and plant breeders to generate more knowledge or propose outstanding horticultural materials, application of postharvest management techniques more effective and useable to reduce postharvest losses.

Keywords : climacteric fruits; ethylene; maturation; post-harvest.

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