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Cytotoxic Effects of Extracts from γ-irradiated Pineapples

Naturevolume 214page413 (1967) | Download Citation

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γ-IRRADIATION of foods shows increasing promise for the improvement of storage life, the inhibition of sprouting, and the disinfestation, sterilization and pasteurization of selected commodities. Treatments with gamma irradiation under 50 kr. have been shown to disinfest as well as improve the storage life of fresh pineapples without producing undesirable changes in the fruit colour, flavour and sweetness1.

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    • YRJÖ MÄKINEN

    Present address: Department of Botany, University of Turku, Turku, 2, Finland

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  1. Department of Horticulture, University of Hawaii, 1825 Edmondson Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

    • YRJÖ MÄKINEN
    • , MAHESH D. UPADHYA
    •  & JAMES L. BREWBAKER

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