Characterization and Manipulation of the Color of Fresh Citrus Fruit Especially Regarding to Improve Fruit Appearance under Hlb Disease
Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research
Project Number: 6034-41430-006-02
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
1. Characterize color development of orange under HLB disease.
2. Investigate the dynamics of the pigment metabolism in flesh and peel by applying natural compounds with plant regulatory function.
3. Determine natural and food grade dyes which are compatible l with fruit peel and citrus coatings.
1) Analyze color components and related metabolic activities in fruit which influence peel color and in flavedo; 2) observe changes of color and the related chemicals in fruit under degreening process; 3) determine chemical and biological features of natural dyes and develop formulations for citrus dyes to apply to fresh citrus fruit.