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Gas exchange in tomato in relation to microstructural changes during development and ripening

Tomato is a major food crop worldwide and is a common ingredient for a healthy diet being consumed both fresh and processed. The aim of this PhD project is to study the role of gas transport processes in establishing spatially resolved ethylene and respiration kinetics of tomato fruit during development and ripening. This is expected to be related to differences and changes in microstructure and metabolic activity of the tissues. Multiscale reaction-diffusion models of ethylene kinetics and respiration/fermentation will be constructed by including spatial variation of the transport and kinetics properties.

Date:16 Oct 2018  →  Today
Keywords:Tomato, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Ethylene, X-ray micro- and nanotomography, Gas exchange model, Development and ripening
Disciplines:Other chemical sciences, Nutrition and dietetics , Agricultural animal production, Food sciences and (bio)technology, Analytical chemistry, Macromolecular and materials chemistry, Biological system engineering, Biomaterials engineering, Biomechanical engineering, Medical biotechnology, Other (bio)medical engineering, Agriculture, land and farm management, Biotechnology for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences, Fisheries sciences
Project type:PhD project