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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 ...
Factors affecting mesocarp discolouration severity in 'Pinkerton' avocados (Persea americana MILL.)
The susceptibility of the 'Pinkerton' avocado cultivar to mesocarp discolouration, after storage, has seriously threatened its export from South Africa. This disorder has proven to be complex, requiring a better understanding ...
Gladiolus scabridus - the road to conservation and commercialisation.
There is at present a growing concern and awareness of the endangered status of many indigenous South African plants in the wild, a number of which have potential for commercial production. One such example is Gladiolus ...
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, ...