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Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology

Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology

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A comprehensive introduction to the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of produce growth, paired with cutting-edge technological advances in produce preservation

Revised and updated, the second edition of Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology explores the most recent developments in postharvest biology and nanotechnology. Since the publication of the first edition, there has been an increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions. The contributors—noted experts in the field—review the improved technologies that maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This second edition contains new strategies that can be implemented to remedy food security issues, including but not limited to phospholipase D inhibition technology and ethylene inhibition via 1-MCP technology.

The text offers an introduction to technologies used in production practices and distribution of produce around the world, as well as the process of sencescence on a molecular and biochemical level. The book also explores the postharvest value chain for various produce, quality evaluation techniques, and the most current nanotechnology applications. This important resource: 

•                Expands on the first edition to explore in-depth postharvest biology with emphasis on developments in nanotechnology

•                Contains contributions from leaders in the field

•                Includes the most recent advances in postharvest biology and technology, including but not limited to phospholipase D and 1-MCP technology

•                Puts the focus on basic science as well as technology and practical applications 

•                Applies a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approach to the subject

Written for crop science researchers and professionals, horticultural researchers, agricultural engineers, food scientists working with fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, with a grounding in the basic science with the technology and practical applications. 

Contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Enhancing Food Security Through Postharvest Technology: Current and Future Perspectives 1
Gopinadhan Paliyath, Autar K. Mattoo, Avtar K. Handa, Kalidas Shetty, and Charles L. Wilson

2 Ripening and Senescence of Fleshy Fruits 15
Raheel Anwar, Autar K. Mattoo, and Avtar K. Handa

3 Ethylene Signal Transduction During Fruit Ripening and Senescence 53
Priya Padmanabhan and Gopinadhan Paliyath

4 Preharvest and Postharvest Technologies Based on Hexanal: An Overview 89
Gopinadhan Paliyath and Priya Padmanabhan

5 Nitric Oxide Signaling in Plants 103
Dandan Huang, Xiaokang Zhang, Jie Zhou, and Shuhua Zhu

6 Postharvest Uses of Ozone Application in Fresh Horticultural Produce 129
Vijay Yadav Tokala, Zora Singh, and Alan D. Payne

7 Active and Intelligent Packaging for Reducing Postharvest Losses of Fruits and Vegetables 171
Ranjeet Shinde, Victor Rodov, Shanthanu Krishnakumar, and Jayasankar Subramanian

8 Application of Hexanal‐containing Compositions and Its Effect on Shelf‐life and Quality of Banana Varieties in Kenya 191
Margaret Hutchinson

9 Hexanal Compositions for Enhancing Shelf‐life and Quality in Papaya 199
Ilmi Hewajulige, Shanthi Wilson, and Margaret Hutchinson

10 Effect of Hexanal Composition Treatment on Wine Grape Quality 215
Moustapha Oke, Priya Padmanabhan, and Gopinadhan Paliyath

11 Benefits of Application of Hexanal Compositions on Apples 225
Priya Padmanabhan and Gopinadhan Paliyath

12 Preharvest Spray Application of Blueberry Fruits with Hexanal Formulations Improves Fruit Shelf‐life and Quality 231
Priya Padmanabhan, Thilaka Krishnaraj, Alan Sullivan, and Gopinadhan Paliyath

13 Improving Shelf‐life and Quality of Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium L.) by Preharvest Application of Hexanal Compositions 237
Priya Padmanabhan and Gopinadhan Paliyath

14 Hexanal Effects on Greenhouse Vegetables 243
Priya Padmanabhan and Gopinadhan Paliyath

15 Reduction of Preharvest and Postharvest Losses of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osberck) Using Hexanal in Eastern Tanzania 255
Maulid W. Mwatawala, Anna Baltazari, Theodosy J. Msogoya, Hosea D. Mtui, Jaspa Samwel, and Lucy M. Chove

16 Postharvest Technologies in Tender Fruits: Peach, Nectarine, Plum, and Apricot 265
Jayasankar Subramanian, Shanthanu Krishnakumar, Ranjeet Shinde, and Walid El Kayal

17 Effect of Hexanal Compositions on Guava Fruits 287
Karanbir S. Gill

18 Effect of Hexanal Vapor Treatments on Delay of Flower Senescence 295
Priya Padmanabhan and Gopinadhan Paliyath

19 Applications of Nanostructured and Microstructured Materials in Postharvest Packaging of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 301
Loong‐Tak Lim

20 Economic Impact of Hexanal‐based Nanotechnology on Mango Value Chain in Tamil Nadu State, India 327
C. Sekar, K.S. Subramanian, G.J. Janavi, and Jayasankar Subramanian

21 Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex for Smart Delivery of Volatiles in Nano‐Food Systems 365
Marimuthu Subramanian, K.S. Subramanian, Vivek Kumar, Jayanthi Rajan, and Viji Nagaraj

Glossary 383

Index 389