482 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. "Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers" provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field.
1. Post harvest Biology and Technology: An International Perspective
2. Common Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and their Quality Characteristics
3. Biochemistry of Fruits
4. Biochemistry of Flower Senescence
5. Programmed Cell Death During Flower Senescence
6. Ethylene Perception and Gene Expression
7. Enhancing Post Harvest Shelf Life and Quality in Horticultural Commodities using 1-MCP Technology
8. Structural Deterioration in Produce: The Breakdown of Cell Wall
9. Structural Deterioration in Produce: Phospholipase D, Membrane and Senescence
10. Phospholipase D Inhibition Technology for Enhancing Shelf Life and Quality
11. Heat Treatment for Enhancing Post Harvest Quality
12. The Role of Polyphenols in Quality, Postharvest Handling, and Processing of Fruits
13. Isoprenoid Biosynthesis in Fruits and Vegetables
14. Postharvest Treatments Affecting Sensory Quality of Fresh and Fresh Cut Products
15. Polyamines and Regulation of Ripening and Senescence
16. Post-Harvest Enhancement of Phenolic Phytochemical in Apples for Preservation and Health Benefits
17. Rhizosphere Microorganisms and their Effect on Fruit Quality
18. Biotechnological Approaches to Improving Tropical Fruit Quality
19. Post Harvest Storage and Quality of Potatoes
20. Biosensor-based Technologies for the Evaluation of Quality
21. Changes in Nutritional Quality of Fruits and Vegetables during Storage
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Gopinadhan Paliyath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.
Dennis P. Murr is a Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.
Avtar K. Handa is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Purdue University.
Susan Lurie is a Professor for the Agricultural Research Organization at The Volcani Center, Israel.