Issues with commercialization of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) for apples

  • C. B. Watkins
  • S. K. Jung
  • F. Razafimbelo
  • J. F. Nock
Conference paper

1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is an inhibitor of ethylene binding that can prevent ethylene-dependent responses in many fruits and vegetables (Blankenship and Dole, 2003; Watkins, 2006). 1-MCP has been commercialized as SmartFresh and food use registration has been obtained for a wide range of crops in several countries (Watkins, 2006).

Keywords

Chlorophyll Marketing Expense Cyclopropene Exter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Watkins
    • 1
  • S. K. Jung
    • 1
  • F. Razafimbelo
    • 1
  • J. F. Nock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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