Post-harvest transcriptional changes in onion

Post-harvest transcriptional changes in onion

Post-harvest transcriptional changes in onion

During the transition from endo- to eco-dormancy and subsequent growth, the bulb of onion (Allium cepa) changes from a sink organ to a source, but the mechanisms controlling these processes are not fully understood. Chope et al. carry out detailed analysis of whole-bulb physiology, biochemistry and transcriptional changes in response to sprouting and provide evidence that the monosaccharide-to-disaccharide ratio and zeatin riboside concentration are important factors in discriminating between sprouting and pre-sprouting bulbs. The results also suggest that commercial curing temperatures could be reduced without detrimental effects.

Annals of Botany Office

The Annals of Botany Office is based at the University of Leicester.

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