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Quality of ‘Louis‘ melons stored under four storage temperatures

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Cristiane Maria Ascari Morgado [1] ; Claudia Fabrino Machado Mattiuz [2] ; Ana Carolina Muniz [3] ; Florence Charles [4] ; Ben-Hur Mattiuz [5]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Centro Universitário de Rio Preto - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz" - Brasil
[3] Universidade Estadual Paulista "Julio de Mesquita Filho". Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Departamento de Tecnologia - Brasil
[4] Université d‘Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse. Laboratoire Physiologie des Fruits et Légumes - França
[5] Universidade Estadual Paulista. FCAV. Departamento de Tecnologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ciência Rural; v. 45, n. 11, p. 1953-1958, 2015-07-28.

This research aimed to establish the best temperature for the conservation of ‘Louis‘ melons. Fruit were stored under ambient condition (22°C and 80% RH) and under refrigeration (3°C - 80% RH, 6°C - 90% RH e 9°C - 80% RH) and evaluated for color and resistance of pulp, soluble solids, titratable acidity content, peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase, polygalacturonase and pectin methyl esterase activity and weight loss. ‘Louis‘ melons at 22°C showed greater reduction in soluble solids and titratable acidity content, and had higher activity of the enzyme polygalacturonase, culminating in conservation for 18 days. Melons stored at 6°C preserved the shelf-life for 25 days, showed the highest soluble solids and lower activity of peroxidase and polygalacturonase. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/10615-4 - Use of refrigeration and controlled atmosphere on postharvest conservation of Louis melons intacts and minimally processed.
Grantee:Cristiane Maria Ascari Morgado
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/12829-1 - Use of refrigeration and controlled atmosphere on postharvest conservation of 'Louis' melons intact and minimally processed
Grantee:Ben-Hur Mattiuz
Support type: Regular Research Grants