Local strawberry production is steadily increasing but the fruit softness is problematic during and after harvest. This project aims at identifying and blocking by genetic engineering (interferent RNA) the enzyme(s) mainly involved in cell wall softening during maturation.
|Effective start/end date||1/09/98 → 30/10/04|
- pectin methyl esterase
- strawberry ripening
- pectolytic enzymes
- pectate lyase