Physiology and Biochemistry-Fruit Ripening (IFS Botany): Questions 1 - 1 of 1

Get 1 year subscription: Access detailed explanations (illustrated with images and videos) to 119 questions. Access all new questions we will add tracking exam-pattern and syllabus changes. View Sample Explanation or View Features.

Rs. 400.00 or

Question number: 1

» Physiology and Biochemistry » Fruit Ripening

Appeared in Year: 2014

Essay Question▾

Describe in Detail

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… (571 more words) …

Sign In