1-MCP is recognized as an inhibitor

- Jul 11, 2017 -

          Ethylene is recognized as a kind of fruit and vegetable ripening agent, which plays an extremely important role in the process of ripening and senescence of fruits, especially for Climacteric fruit. It can be combined with the receptor in the plant caused by plants or parts of the plant (such as fruit, leaves, flowers, etc.) premature decline, so that fruits and vegetables lose their own use value. Artificially promote or inhibit the biosynthesis of ethylene, can effectively accelerate or delay the aging process of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, in order to extend the storage time of fruits and vegetables,  to maintain its proper use value as much possible, to inhibit the synthesis of endogenous ethylene or to prevent the role of ethylene is necessary. In recent years, about reduction or inhibition of ethylene on the harmful effects of fruits and vegetables, people have developed a lot of ethylene inhibitor,  provides a strong support for fruit and vegetable preservation technology. A large number of studies have shown that cyclopropylene-based ethylene inhibitors are widely concerned in the efficient suppression of the adverse effects of ethylene on fruits and vegetables in these ethylene inhibitors. I-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is a kind of cyclopropene compound, which is a new type of ethylene receptor inhibitor discovered in recent years. It can irreversibly act on ethylene receptor, thus blocking ethylene which is associated with the ripening of the fruit. 1-MCP as a preservative for fruits and vegetables has the advantages of non-toxic, low amount and high efficiency, which can strongly block the physiological effect of endogenous ethylene, and thus has a wide application prospect in the preservation of fruits and vegetables.