• Khanal, B. (2014): Mechnical properties of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) fruit skin and their potential role in fruit russetingLeibniz Universität Hannover

Rezensierte Zeitschriften

  • Khanal, B.P., K. Pudasaini, B. Sangroula, M. Knoche (2023): Factors determining the mechanical properties of banana fruit skin during induced ripeningPostharvest Biology and Technology, 198
    DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2023.112252
  • Straube, J., S. Survana, Y.-H. Chen, B.P. Khanal, M. Knoche, T. Debener (2023): Time course of changes in the transcriptome during russet induction in apple fruitBMC Plant Biology 23(1): 457
    DOI: 10.1186/s12870-023-04483-6
  • Chen, Y.H., J. Straube, B.P. Khanal, V. Zeisler-Diehl, K. Suresh, L. Schreiber, T. Debener, M. Knoche (2022): Apple fruit periderms (russeting) induced by wounding or by moisture have the same histologies, chemistries and gene expressionsPLoS ONE 17(9)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0274733
  • Khanal, B.P., B. Sangroula, A. Bhattarai, G.K. Almeida, M. Knoche (2022): Pathways of postharvest water loss from banana fruitPostharvest Biology and Technology, 191, 191
    DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2022.111979
  • Athoo, T., B.P. Khanal, M. Knoche (2021): Low cuticle deposition rate in 'Apple' mango increases elastic strain, weakens the cuticle, and increases russetPLoS ONE 16(10): e0258521
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0258521
  • Khanal, B.P., I. Acharya, M. Knoche (2021): Progressive decline in xylem functionality in developing plumsHortScience: 10, 6
    DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI16012-21
  • Si, Y, B.P. Khanal, M. Knoche (2021): Factors affecting cuticle synthesis in apple fruit identified under field conditionsScientia Hort., 260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110512
  • Si, Y., B.P. Khanal, O.K. Schlüter, M. Knoche (2021): Direct evidence for a radial gradient in age of the apple fruit cuticleFrontiers Plant Sci. 12:694123
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2021.730837
  • Si, Y., B.P. Khanal, L. Sauheitl, M. Knoche (2021): Cutin synthesis in developing, field-grown apple fruit examined by external feeding of labelled precursorsPlants 10, 497
    DOI: 10.3390/plants10030497
  • Chen, Y.H., J. Straube, B.P. Khanal, M. Knoche, T. Debener (2020): Russeting in apple is initiated after exposure to moisture ends. I. Histological evidencePlants 9, 1293
    DOI: 10.3390/plants9101293
  • Khanal, B.P., S.B. Mekonnen, M. Knoche (2020): Shading affects fracture force and fracture strain of apple fruit skinsScientia Horticulturae
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109651
  • Khanal, B.P., T.L. Le, Y. Si,, M. Knoche (2020): Russet susceptibility in Apple is associated with skin cells that are larger, more variable in size, and of reduced fracture strainPlants 9, 1118
    DOI: 10.3390/plants9091118
  • Khanal, B.P., Y. Imoro, Y.H. Chen, J. Straube, M. Knoche (2020): Surface moisture increases microcracking and water vapor permeance of apple fruit skinPlant Biology
    DOI: 10.1111/plb.13178
  • Khanal, B.P., Y. Si, M. Knoche (2020): Lenticels and apple fruit transpirationPostharvest Biol. Technol, 167, 111221
    DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2020.111221
  • Chen, Y.-H., B.P. Khanal, M. Linde, T. Debener, M. Alkio, M. Knoche (2019): Expression of putative aquaporin genes in sweet cherry is higher in flesh than skin and most are downregulated during developmentScientia Horticulturae 244: 304–314
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2018.09.065
  • Khanal, B.P., G.M. Ikigu, M. Knoche (2019): Russeting partially restores apple skin permeability to water vapourPlanta 249: 849–860
    DOI: 10.1007/s00425-018-3044-1
  • Knoche, M., B.P. Khanal, M. Brüggenwirth, S. Thapa (2018): Patterns of microcracking in apple fruit skin reflect those of the cuticular ridges and of the epidermal cell wallsPlanta 248, 293-306
    DOI: 10.1007/s00425-018-2904-z
  • Khanal, B.P., M. Knoche (2017): Mechanical properties of cuticles and their primary determinantsJ. Experimental Botany 68, 5351-5367
    DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erx265
  • Lai, X., B.P. Khanal, M. Knoche (2016): Mismatch between cuticle deposition ans area expansion in fruit skins allows potentially catastrophic buildup of elastic strainPlanta 244, 1145-1156.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00425-016-2572-9
  • Khanal, B.P., M. Knoche (2014): Mechanical properties of apple skin are determined by epidermis and hypodermisJ. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 139, 139-148
    DOI: 10.21273/JASHS.139.2.139
  • Khanal, B. P., E. Grimm, S. Finger, A. Blume, M. Knoche (2013): Intracuticular wax fixes and restricts strain in leaf and fruit cuticlesNew Phytologist 200, 134-143
    DOI: 10.1111/nph.12355
  • Khanal, B.P., E. Grimm, M. Knoche (2013): Russeting in apple and pear: A plastic periderm replaces a stiff cuticleAnnals of Botany – Plants
    DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/pls048
  • Khanal, B.P., R. Shresta, L. Hückstädt, M. Knoche (2013): Russeting in apple seems unrelated to the mechanical properties of the cuticleHortScience 48, 1135-1138
    DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.48.9.1135
  • Grimm, E., B.P. Khanal, A. Winkler, M. Knoche, D. Köpcke (2012): Structural and physiological changes associated with the skin spot disorder in applePostharvest Biology and Technology, 64, 111-118 | Datei |
    DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2011.10.004
  • Khanal, B.P., E. Grimm, M. Knoche (2011): Fruit growth cuticle deposition, water uptake and fruit cracking in jostaberry, gooseberry and black currantScientia Horticulturae, 128, 289–296 | Datei |
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2011.02.002
  • Knoche, M., B.P. Khanal, M. Stopar (2011): Russeting and microcracking of 'Golden Delicious' apple fruit concomitantly decline due to Gibberellin A4+7 applicationJournal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 136, 159-164 | Datei |
    DOI: 10.21273/JASHS.136.3.159


  • Khanal, B. P., M. Knoche (2017): Mechanical properties of apple skin are determined by epidermis and hypodermisBHGL – Schriftenreihe 32, 23
  • Khanal, B.P., Winkler, A., Grimm, E., Knoche, M., Lindstaedt, J. und Köpcke, D. (2015): Surface wetness induced microcracks in the cuticle are causal in Elstar skin spotBHGL – Schriftenreihe 31, 44
  • Khanal, B.P., Grimm, E., Knoche, M. (2014): Intracuticular wax and restricts strain in leaf and fruit cuticlesBDGL-Schriftenreihe 30, 133
  • Winkler, A., Grimm, E., Khanal B.P., Knoche, M. (2014): Schalenflecken bei ‚Elstar‘ - Strukturelle und physiologische VeränderungenBDGL-Schriftenreihe 30, 6.
  • Khanal, B. P., Grimm, E. und M. Knoche (2013): Russeting in apple and pear: A plastic periderm replaces a stiff cuticleBHGL – Schriftenreihe 29, 43
  • Khanal, B. P., Grimm, E. und M. Knoche (2011): Fruit growth, cuticle deposition, water uptake and fruit cracking in Jostaberry (Ribes nidigrolaria), Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa), and Black currant (Ribes nigrum)BHGL – Schriftenreihe 28, 49