About the Authors

Kang Mo Ku

Affiliation Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Jeong Hee Choi

Affiliations Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Distribution System Research Group, Korea Food Research Institute, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Hyoung Seok Kim

Address Current address: Senior Research Scientist, the Center for Functional Foods, Korean Institute for Science and Technology, Kangnung, South Korea

Affiliation Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Mosbah M. Kushad

Affiliation Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Elizabeth H. Jeffery

Affiliation Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

John A. Juvik

juvik@illinois.edu

Affiliation Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

AgroFresh, a division of Rohm & Hass Inc., provided 1-MCP and equipment for its application. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. This was the only support provided by AgroFresh for this project and it was an unrestricted gift.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KMK JHC JAJ. Performed the experiments: KMK JHC HSK. Analyzed the data: KMK JHC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMK EHJ JAJ. Wrote the manuscript: KMK JAJ.