Contact: Dr. Alisdair Fernie
Caption: The color, aroma and nutrient content of tomato fruits change even after harvesting, which is why they are referred to as climacteric fruits. This process is triggered by the plant hormone ethylene, which appears to have no effect on peppers.
Credit: Claudia Steinert/MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology
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