Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 4 is now online; you can read the full issue here. The front cover of this issue highlights work from Gabriela Lagorio and co-workers from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. I their article the chlorophyll fluorescence from kiwi fruit is studied and modeled from the emission of the different parts of the fruit.
Several fruits (apples, pears, bananas, kiwi fruit, mango, avocado, etc.) contain chlorophyll displaying red fluorescence similar to that emitted by leaves. Kiwi fruit is one of the few fruits containing chlorophyll that retains the green colour during ripening. As chlorophyll fluorescence is connected with the photosystems’ behaviour in the fruit, it may be explored as a tool for quality sensing. This manuscript contributes to the understanding of both basic biospectroscopy of chlorophyll fluorescence and the non-destructive monitoring of kiwi fruit during storage.
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Modelling chlorophyll fluorescence of kiwi fruit (Actinidia deliciosa)
Johanna Mendes Novo, Analia Iriel and M. Gabriela Lagorio
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012, 11, 724-730 DOI: 10.1039/C2PP05299G