JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP

About Journal
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    RnD Division
    Subscription Info
    Contact Journal
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
For Authors
    Authoring Guidelines
    Publication Process
    Track Paper Status
    JEB Award

Search the Journal web-site through Google:

        Abstract - Issue May 2018, 39 (3)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Physio-chemical properties and pigment changes in the pericarp of mango cultivars during storage and ripening


B. Killadi*, R. Chaurasia, D.K. Shukla and A. Dikshit

Division of Post Harvest Management, ICAR- Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow -226 101, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail:




Key words



Mango cultivars

Pericarp pigments 



Publication Data

Paper received : 05.05.2016

Revised received : 18.01.2017

Re-revised received : 05.05.2017

Accepted : 07.09.2017



Aim: The present investigation aimed at quantifying the changes of pericarp pigments and associated physio-chemical attributes in commercial cultivars of mango fruits during storage and ripening. 


Methodology: Mango fruits of cv “Bombay Green”, “Dashehari” and “Langra” were harvested at mature green stage and stored under ambient conditions (30 ±20C and 85 to 90% R.H.). The fruits were periodically withdrawn at 2, 4, 6 and 8 days intervals to assess the pericarp chlorophylls, carotenoids and physico-chemical attributes during storage and ripening.


Results: Total chlorophyll content in the proximal end of fruit pericarp decreased in cultivar 'Bombay Green' while total carotenoids increased from the day of harvest to 8th day of storage, with no external colour change.  In cultivar 'Dashehari', fruits had distinct yellow proximal end with decreased total chlorophyll (6.09 to 3.07 mg100g-1), where total carotenoids increased (7.45 to12.38 mg 100g-1) during storage period of 8 days. In cultivar 'Langra', similar trend was observed. The cumulative physiological loss in weight (CPLW) was maximum (16.22%) in cultivar 'Bombay Green', (13.30%) in cultivar 'Dashehari' and  minimum(12.39%) in cultivar 'Langra' on the 8th day of storage under ambient conditions. The pulp total carotenoids content (10.03 mg100g-1) in 'Bombay Green', (7.36 mg100g-1) in 'Dashehari' and (5.18 mg100g-1) in 'Langra'. The total antioxidant content were (70.48 µmolesml-1) in cultivar 'Langra', (70.39 µmolesml-1) in 'Dashehari' and (26.74 µmole ml-1) in 'Bombay Green' on the 8th day of storage.          


Interpretation: The pigment changes in commercial cultivars of mango during storage and ripening were variety specific in conjunction with chlorophyll degradation and total carotenoids synthesis in pericarp and mesocarp.



Copyright © 2018 Triveni Enterprises. All rights reserved. No part of the Journal can be reproduced in any form without prior permission. Responsibility regarding the authenticity of the data, and the acceptability of the conclusions enforced or derived, rest completely with the author(s).