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Lescourret, F., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Génard, M., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Habib, R., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Fishman, S., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Surface conductance to water vapor diffusion was measured in individual peach fruits (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) and plotted as a function of fresh fruit mass for four cultivars. Surface conductance increased with fresh fruit mass, but the pattern differed with cultivar, and fruit-to-fruit variation occurred. Relationships between fruit mass and surface conductance were modeled by fitting mathematical equations to the data. The simulation model of Fishman and Génard (1998) was used to study dry mass and water components of fruit growth (1) when surface conductance varied with fruit size or was constant, and (2) when surface conductance values were high, moderate or low with respect to fruit mass. Increased surface conductance with fresh fruit mass resulted in fruit growth cessation. Fruits differing in surface conductance had similar dry mass. However, under well-watered conditions (stem water potential between-1 and-0.2 MPa), the water balance components of growth (osmotic and hydrostatic pressure, water potential and water balance) differed greatly and, as a result, the lower the surface conductance the greater the fresh fruit mass. These differences were buffered under drought conditions (stem water potential between -2.4 and -0.6 MPa).
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Variation in surface conductance to water vapor diffusion in peach fruit and its effects on fruit growth assessed by a simulation model
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Lescourret, F., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Génard, M., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Habib, R., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Fishman, S., INRA, PSH, Domaine St. Paul, 84914 Avignon Cédex 9, France
Variation in surface conductance to water vapor diffusion in peach fruit and its effects on fruit growth assessed by a simulation model
Surface conductance to water vapor diffusion was measured in individual peach fruits (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) and plotted as a function of fresh fruit mass for four cultivars. Surface conductance increased with fresh fruit mass, but the pattern differed with cultivar, and fruit-to-fruit variation occurred. Relationships between fruit mass and surface conductance were modeled by fitting mathematical equations to the data. The simulation model of Fishman and Génard (1998) was used to study dry mass and water components of fruit growth (1) when surface conductance varied with fruit size or was constant, and (2) when surface conductance values were high, moderate or low with respect to fruit mass. Increased surface conductance with fresh fruit mass resulted in fruit growth cessation. Fruits differing in surface conductance had similar dry mass. However, under well-watered conditions (stem water potential between-1 and-0.2 MPa), the water balance components of growth (osmotic and hydrostatic pressure, water potential and water balance) differed greatly and, as a result, the lower the surface conductance the greater the fresh fruit mass. These differences were buffered under drought conditions (stem water potential between -2.4 and -0.6 MPa).
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