7. Transgenic Approaches to Improve Fruit Quality

  1. Matthew A. Jenks1 and
  2. Penelope J. Bebeli2
  1. Yuepeng Han and
  2. Schuyler S. Korban

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959350.ch7

Breeding for Fruit Quality

Breeding for Fruit Quality

How to Cite

Han, Y. and Korban, S. S. (2011) Transgenic Approaches to Improve Fruit Quality, in Breeding for Fruit Quality (eds M. A. Jenks and P. J. Bebeli), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470959350.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Purdue University, Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology, West Lafayette, Indiana

  2. 2

    Agricultural University of Athens, Laboratory of Plant Breeding and Biometry, Athens, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813810720

Online ISBN: 9780470959350



  • fruit quality improvement;
  • transgenic approaches;
  • phytonutrients carotenoids;
  • flavonoids;
  • enzymatic browning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Improvement of Fruit Taste

  • Modification of Phytonutrients Carotenoids and Flavonoids

  • Inhibition of Enzymatic Browning

  • Genetic Engineering for Seedlessness

  • Improvement of Firmness and Texture

  • Modulation of Ethylene Biosynthesis and Ripening

  • Modulating Interaction between Fruits and Microorganisms

  • Conclusion