Tree age influences nutritional, pectin, and anatomical changes in developing ‘Kinnow’ mandarin (Citrus nobilis Lour × Citrus deliciosa Tenora) fruit
|dc.identifier.citation||Khalid, S. and Malik, A. and Singh, Z. and Ullah, S. and Saleem, B. and Malik, O. 2018. Tree age influences nutritional, pectin, and anatomical changes in developing ‘Kinnow’ mandarin (Citrus nobilis Lour × Citrus deliciosa Tenora) fruit. Journal of Plant Nutrition: pp. 1-12.|
© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC An understanding of variation in fruit quality in relation to tree age can help understand the issue of poor fruit quality in young orchards; however, limited information is available on the citrus fruit. In this study, the endogenous nutritional status in rind, rag, and leaves; pectin status in rind and rag; and anatomical fruit growth parameter in rind tissues were studied in ‘Kinnow’ mandarins fruit during their development on trees from three age (6-, 18-, and 35-year-old) groups. In older (35-year-old) trees, rind, rag, and leaf nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) concentrations were superior. In fruit from all tree age groups, total pectin and protopectin reduced; however water-soluble pectin (WSP) improved. In rind tissues harvested from young (6-year-old) trees, cell density was more while cell size was less. In all tree age groups, cell density in rind tissues correlated negatively with rind WSP.
|dc.publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|dc.title||Tree age influences nutritional, pectin, and anatomical changes in developing ‘Kinnow’ mandarin (Citrus nobilis Lour × Citrus deliciosa Tenora) fruit|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Plant Nutrition|
|curtin.department||School of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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