The Abscission Process in Peach: Structural, Biochemical and Hormonal Aspects

  • A. Ramina
  • N. Rascio
  • A. Masia
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 35)

Abstract

The study of the abscission process is rather difficult in fruit because the sensitivity of the target cells is restricted in time (Ramina, 1981). Since leaf and fruit are homologous organs, it would be much more convenient experimentally to substitute fruit with leaves, where abscission can be induced readily by deblading at almost any time. This chapter describes our attempts to validate the use of leaf abscission as a model for fruit abscission by ascertaining if, in peach, structural, enzymatic and hormonal aspects of abscission in the two organs are closely similar.

Keywords

Sucrose Cellulase Meso 1_14C Ethephon 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ramina
    • 1
  • N. Rascio
    • 1
  • A. Masia
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pomology Department of BiologyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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