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Oriental melon is a popular fruit due to both its flavour and its nutritional content. This study shows how investigating physiological changes and variations in protein content as the fruit ripens can lead to an understanding of the various metabolic pathways involved and how they can determine quality.

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BMC Plant Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of plant biology, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.


  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fabrizio Costa, Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Grant Cramer, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
  • Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky
  • Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
  • Chris Makaroff,  Miami University
  • Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München
  • Astrid Wingler, University College Cork



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