The effects of ethylene on sweetpotato storage

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dc.contributor.advisor Terry, Leon A. Amoah, Robert Sarpong 2014-06-03T11:29:28Z 2014-06-03T11:29:28Z 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is an important food security crop in many parts of the developing world. Despite its economic value and growing contribution to nutrition and health in tropical and sub-tropical countries, sweetpotato has a short postharvest life. Inhibition of sprout growth to permit long-term storage and marketing of the roots is a major challenge in the sweetpotato industry. To date, no technically and economically satisfactory method is available to extend the tropical storage of sweetpotato. Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of both exogenous ethylene and the ethylene perception inhibitor 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) in suppressing sprout growth in other root crops such as potato and onion, which display differential endodormancy. It has been proposed, through studies by others, that ethylene and 1-MCP may also enhance sweetpotato storage. In the present study, the physiological and biochemical effects of exogenously applied ethylene and 1-MCP were further investigated. Cont/d. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University 2014. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner. en_UK
dc.title The effects of ethylene on sweetpotato storage en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK

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