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Special carbohydrates of avocado : their function as 'sources of energy' and 'anti-oxidants'.
There is increasing interest in special heptose carbohydrates, their multifunctional roles from a plant physiological view point in fruit growth and development as well as in the whole plant in general due to their potential ...
Ecophysiological studies and tree manipulation for maximisation of yield potential in avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
Tree fruit crops generally consist of scion and rootstock components, which through interactive synergism affect tree performance. Coupled with tree architecture, sink/source relationships (both spatial and temporal), ...
Some aspects of water relations on avocado Persea americana (Mill.) tree and fruit physiology.
The effect of long-term irrigation on water relations of 'Fuerte' avocado trees, and the consequences for fruit ripening and physiology, particularly physiological disorders, were studied. Four irrigation regimes were ...
Plant hormone homeostasis and the control of 'hass' avocado fruit size.
The 'Hass' avocado produces two distinct phenotypically different populations of fruit, i.e. normal and small fruit. The small fruit variant is characterized by early seed coat senescence that results in arrested growth, ...
Post-phloem transport and metabolism of sucrose in avocado.
In South Africa, and in several other sub/tropical countries, the avocado represents a commercially important crop. Very little is currently understood about the metabolism of sugars in this fruit. The variety 'Hass' is ...