INSTITUTO DE FISIOLOGIA VEGETAL
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide: Signals in Fruit Ripening
BARTOLI, CARLOS G.; STEELHEART, CHARLOTTE; GERGOFF GROZEFF, GUSTAVO E; GALATRO, A.
Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Signaling in Higher Plants
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Lugar: Cham; Año: 2019; p. 175 - 200
Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) have profound effectsin growth and development processes in plant physiology. They act as signalmolecules under normal conditions or biotic and abiotic stress situations. Fruitripening is a highly coordinated process that needs the control of several biosynthetic pathways, including signal molecules such as NO and H2O2. On the other hand, enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidants act to maintain the equilibrium and to prevent oxidative stress. This forward look reviews the relationship between these two active species and their interplay with ethylene in climacteric and non-climacteric fruit ripening. Throughout we emphasize the influence of NO and H2O2 crosstalk coupled to the hormone control, chloroplast to chromoplast transition, and their implications in postharvest technology.