Banana enzymes

Anthony Tomlinson tomlinson at
Mon Dec 12 11:58:14 EST 1994

In article <758465355wnr at> Nick Mclean,
Nick at writes:
>A friend of mine is studying the effects of the following enzymes in 
>bananas, so far he has not had much success in finding any info about 
>them, so I thought I could post a plee for ANY kind of information that 
>anyone may have about them or maybe point me in the right direction.

Polyphenols are wound reponse metabolites, so look for
polyphenol oxidase in chapters about wound responses.
In bananas they are probably involved in blackening
in reponse to trauma, cold or senescence, but I'm guessing.
That's all I know!


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