Recent advances in hormonal regulation and cross-talk during non-climacteric fruit development and ripening

Lida Fuentes, Carlos R. Figueroa, Monika Valdenegro

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Abstract

Fleshy fruits are characterized by having a developmentally and genetically controlled, highly intricate ripening process, leading to dramatic modifications in fruit size, texture, color, flavor, and aroma. Climacteric fruits such as tomato, pear, banana, and melon show a ripening-associated increase in respiration and ethylene production and these processes are well-documented. In ontrast, the hormonal mechanism of fruit development and ripening in non-climacteric fruit, such as strawberry, grape, raspberry, and citrus, is not well characterized. However, recent studies have shown that non-climacteric fruit development and ripening, involves the coordinated action of different hormones, such as abscisic acid (ABA), auxin, gibberellins, ethylene, and others. In this review, we discuss and evaluate the recent research findings concerning the hormonal regulation of non-climacteric fruit development and ripening and their cross-talk by taking grape, strawberry, and raspberry as reference fruit species.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45
JournalHorticulturae
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abscisic acid (ABA)
  • Auxin
  • Brassinosteroids
  • Ethylene
  • Fruit quality parameters
  • Grape
  • Jasmonic acid
  • Phytohormones
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry

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