Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a commercially relevant food crop with high demand worldwide. This species belongs to the Convolvulaceae family and is native to tropical and subtropical regions. Storage temperature and time can adversely affect tuberous roots' quality and nutritional profile. Therefore, this study evaluates the effect of storage parameters using physicochemical and transcriptome analyses. Freshly harvested tuberous roots (Xingxiang) were stored at 13°C (control) or 5°C (cold storage, CS) for 21 d. The results from chilling injury (CI) evaluation demonstrated that there was no significant difference in appearance, internal color, weight, and relative conductivity between tuberous roots stored at 13 and 5°C for 14 d and indicated that short-term CS for 14 d promoted the accumulation of sucrose, chlorogenic acid, and amino acids with no CI symptoms development. This, in turn, improved sweetness, antioxidant capacity, and nutritional value of the tuberous roots. Transcriptome analyses revealed...
Molecular mechanisms through which short-term cold storage improves the nutritional quality and sensory characteristics of postharvest sweet potato tuberous roots: a transcriptomic study.
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Shuqian Zhou, Lu Chen, Gang Chen, Yongxin Li, Huqing Yang; Molecular mechanisms through which short-term cold storage improves the nutritional quality and sensory characteristics of postharvest sweet potato tuberous roots: a transcriptomic study.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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