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Fig. 5

From: Metabolomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera) reveals a highly dynamic ripening process accounting for major variation in fruit composition

Fig. 5

Heatmap analysis based on DS2-mature data. Showing the abundance level of metabolites arranged in biological classes by increasing PC1 loading values (y-axis) along date samples arranged by increasing PC1 scores (x-axis). Metabolite classes are shown to the left in different colours to reflect various biochemical phases of the ripening process in dates: (brown) early ripening Khalal, (green) ripening underway corresponding to Rutab and (red) over-ripening. The positive range of PC1 shows increased discolouration amongst dates many of which belong to the dry type (black framed rectangles). The soft type (highlighted in purple rectangles) is enriched at the negative range. Information on the dry/soft phenotype is variety specific and was collected from the literature where possible. Low moisture fruits and relatively moist fruits appear randomly scattered along PC1

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