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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Characterization and Manipulation of the Color of Fresh Citrus Fruit Especially Regarding to Improve Fruit Appearance under Hlb Disease

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

Project Number: 6034-41430-005-34
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2014
End Date: Jun 30, 2015

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 12/17/2014
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