Study on changes in ultrastructure of Banana cv. Grand Naine during ripening


  • P Mutharasu
  • M Kavino
  • I Muthuvel
  • KS Subramanian
  • K Venkatesan


The periodical changes occurred at tissue level in fruit pulp and peel of banana cv. Grand Naine belongs to AAA genome was studied during storage period. In banana, structural modification in cell walls became apparent at advanced stages of ripening and showed predominantly dissolution of the middle lamella and gradual degradation of starch granules during ripening in fruit pulp and peel. In this study, four physiological stages of ripening of banana fruit peel and pulp were examined periodically under scanning electron microscope, elucidated degradation of starch granules at the time of ripening.


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Mutharasu, P., Kavino, M., Muthuvel, I., Subramanian, K., & Venkatesan, K. (2018). Study on changes in ultrastructure of Banana cv. Grand Naine during ripening. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 6(6), 17–21. Retrieved from