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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Gopinadhan Paliyath, Dennis P. Murr, Avtar K. Handa, Susan Lurie

ISBN: 978-0-813-80672-3 March 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 498 Pages




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.
Table of Contents.

1. Post harvest Biology and Technology: An International Perspective.

By: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Dennis Murr, Avtar Handa, Susan Lurie.

2. Common Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and their Quality Characteristics.

By: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Dennis Murr.

3. Biochemistry of Fruits.

By: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Dennis Murr.

4. Biochemistry of Flower Senescence.

By: Ajay Arora.

5. Programmed Cell Death During Flower Senescence.

By: Ajay Arora.

6. Ethylene Perception and Gene Expression.

By: Willis Owino, Hiroshi Ezura.

7. Enhancing Post Harvest Shelf Life and Quality in Horticultural Commodities using 1-MCP Technology.

By: Susan Lurie, Gopinadhan Paliyath.

8. Structural Deterioration in Produce: The Breakdown of Cell Wall.

By: Pradeep Negi, Avtar Handa.

9. Structural Deterioration in Produce: Phospholipase D, Membrane and Senescence.

By: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Krishnaraj Tiwari, Haiying Yuan, Bruce Whitaker.

10. Phospholipase D Inhibition Technology for Enhancing Shelf Life and Quality.

By: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Jayasankar Subramanian.

11. Heat Treatment for Enhancing Post Harvest Quality.

By: Susan Lurie.

12. The Role of Polyphenols in Quality, Postharvest Handling, and Processing of Fruits.

By: Vasantha Rupasinghe.

13. Isoprenoid Biosynthesis in Fruits and Vegetables.

By: Andrew Schofield, Vasantha Rupasinghe, Gopinadhan Paliyath.

14. Postharvest Treatments Affecting Sensory Quality of Fresh and Fresh Cut Products.

By: Elazar Fallik.

15. Polyamines and Regulation of Ripening and Senescence.

By: Savithri Nambeesan, Autar Mattoo, Avtar Handa.

16. Post-Harvest Enhancement of Phenolic Phytochemical in Apples for Preservation and Health Benefits.

By: Kalidas Shetty, Ishan Adyanthaya, Young-In Kwon, Emmanouil Apostolidis, Byungjin Min, Paul Dawson.

17. Rhizosphere Microorganisms and their Effect on Fruit Quality.

By: Victor Olalde, Hortencia Mena-Violante.

18. Biotechnological Approaches to Improving Tropical Fruit Quality.

By: Miguel Gomez.

19. Post Harvest Storage and Quality of Potatoes.

By: Jayanty Sastry.

20. Biosensor-based Technologies for the Evaluation of Quality.

By: Barry Byrne, Neil Carolan, Richard O’Kennedy.

21. Changes in Nutritional Quality of Fruits and Vegetables during Storage.

By: Mohini Sharma, Sitbon Carole, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Jayasankar Subramanian

  • Fully covers recent advances in postharvest biology and technology
  • Focuses on basic science as well as technology and practical applications
  • Applies a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approach to the subject
  • Thorough coverage of postharvest science including current research on Phosphilase D and the role of membranes in postharvest quality