Effects of postharvest handling and 1-MCP treatment on the quality and shelf life of tomato

An experiment was conducted to assess effect of phyticcal impact and storage temperature on ethylene production. There was no significant effect of physical handling on ethylene production, but there was more ethylene production at higher (200 C) than lower (120 C) temperature. Production of ethylene was lowered by application of 1-methylcyclopropene.
Une expérience a été menée pour évaluer l’effet de l’impact physique et de la température de stockage sur la production de l’éthylène. Il n’y avait pas eu d’effet significatif du traitement physique sur la production d’éthylène, mais il y avait plus de production d’éthylène à la plus haute température (200C) qu’à la plus basse température (120 C). La production d’éthylène a été abaissée par l’application du 1-méthylcyclopropène.
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Food Science"