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Table 1 Changes on quality parameters in chilling-tolerant (Natura) and chilling-sensitive (Sinatra) zucchini fruit stored at 4 °C and 20 °C during 14 days

From: Transcriptomic changes in Cucurbita pepo fruit after cold storage: differential response between two cultivars contrasting in chilling sensitivity

  Natura Sinatra
At harvest 20 °C 4 °C At harvest 20 °C 4 °C
Weight loss (%) 9.50 aA 7.13 bB 11.13 aA 10.49 aA
CI-Index (0–3) 0.47 B 2.18 A
Electrolyte leakage (%) 6.70 bA 6.22 bB 9.42 aB 7.66 bA 8.33 bA 14.28 aA
MDA (nmol gFW−1) 42.30 aA 37.84 aA 49.72 aB 42.75 bA 38.60 bA 65.93 aA
H2O2 (μmol gFW−1) 2.29 aA 2.51 aA 2.62 aB 2.08 bB 2.31 bA 3.56 aA
  1. Values are the mean of 3 biological replicates each consisting in 6 fruits. Within each row and cultivar, different lower case letters indicate that means are statistically different (p < 0.05) according to Tukey’s HSD test (Electro leakage, MDA, and H2O2) or un-paired t-test (Weight loss and CI). Within each row and temperature, different capital letters indicate that means are statistically different according to un-paired t-test (p = 0.05). CI chilling injury, MDA malondialdehyde)