Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 6

Assessment of heavy metal contamination in the surface sediments of Neyyar River- Kerala, South India

Patil Rajvardhan Kiran1*, Parth Jadhav2, Roaf Ahmad Parray1 and Manish Srivastav2

1Division of Agricultural Engineering, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2Division of Fruit and Horticultural Technology, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Patil Rajvardhan Kiran, Division of Agricultural Engineering, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

Received: April 16, 2024; Published: May 24, 2024


Spongy tissue is one of the most important malady found in few cultivars of Mangifera indica throughout the world. This causes qualitative and quantitative transformation in affected fruits which results in decline in export potential as well as consumer acceptability. Due to the unclear understanding of the genesis of spongy tissue disorder and the paucity of research, a study was conducted to determine the physiological and biochemical factors that contribute to the occurrence of this disorder in Alphonso mango during ripening under different storage conditions (Ambient and cold storage). The results showed that weight loss (16 and 20.22%) and respiration rate (97.66 and 130.45 ml kg-1 h-1 CO2) in healthy and spongy tissue-affected (STA) fruits respectively showed higher metabolic activities in STA fruits in ambient storage. The higher rate of weight loss and respiration in ambient storage as compared to cold storage conditions revealed that accumulated heat in fruits is highly responsible for occurrence of spongy tissue tragedy. A significant difference in carotenoid content (0.836 and 0.407 g kg-1), TSS (18.3 and 12.42 oBrix), and pulp firmness (1.44 and 0.168 N) in healthy and STA fruits confirms absorption of nutrients towards the seed kernel due to initiation of germination. In STA fruits higher respiration rate, weight loss lead to quantitative losses and lower pulp firmness, carotenoid content, total and reducing sugars, TSS results in significant qualitative losses. The fruits in cold storage during ripening showed significant control over spongy tissue disorder as compared to ambient storage by stopping heat accumulation and seed germination during ripening.

Keywords: Spongy tissue; Respiration; Storage; Firmness; Carotenoid


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Citation: Patil Rajvardhan Kiran., et al. “Physiological and Biochemical Attributes Associated with Spongy Tissue Disorder in Mangifera Indica L CV Alphonso during Ripening". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.6 (2024): 33-42.


Copyright: © 2024 Patil Rajvardhan Kiran., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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