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The ripening of fleshy fruits represents the unique coordination of developmental and biochemical pathways leading to changes in color, texture, aroma, and nutritional quality of mature seed-bearing plant organs. The gaseous plant hormone ethylene plays a key regulatory role in ripening of many fruits, including some representing important contributors of nutrition and fiber to the diets of humans. Examples include banana, apple, pear, most stone fruits, melons, squash, and tomato. Moleculardoi:10.1016/b978-0-08-100596-5.21256-0 fatcat:gk466mhoj5cxdkpjepnnobiwki