Apple research has undergone great improvements in the last years, in both quantitative and qualitative terms. Huge amount of data are now available, especially as far as the early development and the ripening phase are concerned. Moreover, the recent release of the apple genome sequence is significantly speeding up research, allowing on one hand to shed light on the most critical aspects of fruit development with almost immediate practical implications and, on the other hand, to identify new molecular markers that will improve the future breeding programs. In this context, apple is being increasingly considered as a model for fruit development studies, although many gaps still exist in apple research. These gaps are being filled by coupling the next generation high-throughput technologies with new physiological approaches, aimed at achieving both new basic knowledge and innovative tools to improve the final quality of the fruit. In this review, the available information on the regulatory aspects of apple fruit development will be reported and discussed in the light of the future perspectives of apple research.
|Titolo:||Apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh) as an emerging model for fruit development|
|Parole Chiave:||Early development; fruitlet abscission; maturation; ripening|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/01 - Botanica Generale|
Settore BIO/18 - Genetica
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/11263504.2013.870254|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|