Scientia Horticulturae 230 (2018) 25–34 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Scientia Horticulturae journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/scihorti Review Advances in application of small molecule compounds for extending the shelf life of perishable horticultural products: A review a a a a a,b Tingyu Gong , Changxia Li , Biting Bian , Yue Wu , Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda , a, Weibiao Liao College of Horticulture, Gansu Agricultural University No. 1 Yinmen Village, Anning District, Lanzhou 730070, PR China Department of Horticulture, FoA, University for Development Studies, P. O. Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Most of the horticultural products are highly perishable and reducing their postharvest losses is extremely im- Horticultural products portant. There is a worldwide trend to explore new alternatives to increase shelf life and postharvest quality of Postharvest freshness horticultural products. This review discusses the use of gaseous and some other low molecular mass compounds Small molecule compounds as a feasible way to maintain quality and prolong shelf life of rapidly deteriorating horticultural products during Cross talk postharvest stage. These compounds including nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulﬁde (H S), Expression of genes hydrogen peroxide (H O ), hydrogen gas (H ), carbon dioxide
Scientia Horticulturae – Elsevier
Published: Jan 7, 2018
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