Physical characteristics of banana Musa paradisiaca cv. Saba during ripening and senenscence.

Zainal Abidin Hj. Mohamad, (2007) Physical characteristics of banana Musa paradisiaca cv. Saba during ripening and senenscence. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research was carried out to observe the changes in physical characteristics of Musa paradisiaca cv. Saba during ripening and senescence stored at ambient temperature. From the observation that been done, the physical characteristics of banana had changed along with increment of maturity index. Overall, banana at ripening stages has better physical characteristics compare to banana at senescence stages. This study showed that the weight loss at ripening stages were lower than the weight loss at senescence stages. As for observation of pulp firmness, it recorded that pulp firmness were higher at ripening stages than senescence stages. Pulp to peel ratio shows an increment along with increment of maturity indexes. As for peel weight, it recorded that peel weight at ripening stages were higher compare to senescence stages. These situations are opposite to pulp weight where by pulp weight at ripening stages is lower than senescence stages. Based on this research, number of days of fruit taken too ripe increased along with the increment of ripening indexes

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musa paradisiaca cv. Saba, ripening, ambient temperature, senescence stored, banana, pulp firmness, number of days
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 05:59
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 01:40
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/8590

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