Identification and control of genes governing the softening process during strawberry maturation

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

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.
AcronymFRAISES
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/9830/10/04

Keywords

  • pectin methyl esterase
  • pectin
  • strawberry ripening
  • cellulase
  • pectolytic enzymes
  • pectate lyase