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» Physiology and Biochemistry » Fruit Ripening


Appeared in Year: 2014

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Explain various physiological processes that help in fruit ripening. How can this knowledge help overcome problems likely to be faced because of climate change? (Paper 2, Section B)


  • Ethylene is a natural plant hormone associated with the growth, development, ripening and aging of many plants.

  • This phytohormone is said to promote ripening in a variety of fruits including bananas, pineapples, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, and papayas.

  • It is produced in varying quantities depending on the type of fruit. But when the concent

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