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Methyl Jasmonate and 1-Methylcyclopropene Treatment Effects on Quinone Reductase Inducing Activity and Post-Harvest Quality of Broccoli

  • Kang Mo Ku,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jeong Hee Choi,

    Affiliations: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Distribution System Research Group, Korea Food Research Institute, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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  • Hyoung Seok Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Senior Research Scientist, the Center for Functional Foods, Korean Institute for Science and Technology, Kangnung, South Korea

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  • Mosbah M. Kushad,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth H. Jeffery,

    Affiliation: Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • John A. Juvik mail

    juvik@illinois.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: October 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077127

About the Authors

Kang Mo Ku, Jeong Hee Choi, Hyoung Seok Kim, Mosbah M. Kushad, John A. Juvik
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Elizabeth H. Jeffery
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Jeong Hee Choi
Distribution System Research Group, Korea Food Research Institute, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Corresponding Author

Email: juvik@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

AgroFresh, a division of Rohm & Hass Inc., provided 1-MCP and equipment for its application. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. This was the only support provided by AgroFresh for this project and it was an unrestricted gift.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KMK JHC JAJ. Performed the experiments: KMK JHC HSK. Analyzed the data: KMK JHC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMK EHJ JAJ. Wrote the manuscript: KMK JAJ.