Maturation in Fruits of Clementine: Biochemical and Molecular Analysis

Distefano G., Caruso M., Casas G. L. , La Malfa S., Gentile A., Tribulato E., ...More

2nd International Symposium on Citrus Biotechnology, Catania, Italy, 30 November - 02 December 2009, vol.892, pp.329-334 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 892
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2011.892.40
  • City: Catania
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-334


Peel color is one of the main factors in quality of fresh citrus fruit. Clementine is a widespread citrus species with several mutants showing a delay in pigmentation and harvesting. In this work we analyzed some aspects of peel color evolution of two clementine clones, 'Comune' and one of its natural mutations, 'Tardivo', which differ by a delayed color-break and extended harvest period. Physical, chemical and molecular analyses were carried out on fruits of both genotypes during the maturation process.