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Postharvest Biology & Tech of Fruits, Vegetables, & Flowers
Postharvest Biology & Tech of Fruits, Vegetables, & Flowers
This title is an authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector with an emphasis on the biochemical and molecular aspects relevant to each topic with postharvest implications.
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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. This title is an authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector with an emphasis on the biochemical and molecular aspects relevant to each topic with postharvest implications. Coverage includes the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions.

From the preface:


Overall, the book covers several topics that are not normally dealt within books dealing with postharvest science at present. An example will be that chapter on membrane deterioration. The importance of membrane preservation and thus maintenance of membrane compartmentalization is a topic that has been dealt with for over 20 years. It is difficult to find a book that deals with this topic at present. In addition, we have also described the technology of membrane preservation through the inhibition of phospholipase D, the key enzyme that initiates membrane phospholipid degradation. Phospoholipas D inhibition technology using hexanal shows great promise and may serves as a widespread technology for the preservation of organically grown horticultural produce.

Contributors
Preface

Postharvest Biology and Technology: An International Perspective

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

Common Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Their Quality Characteristics

Gopinadhan Paliyath and Dennis P. Murr

Biochemistry of Fruits

Gopinadhan Paliyath and Dennis P. Murr

Biochemistry of Flower Senescence

Ajay Arora

Programmed Cell Death during Flower Senescence

Ajay Arora


Ethylene Perception and Gene Expression

Willis O. Owino and Hiroshi Ezura

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

Susan Lurie and Gopinadhan Paliyath

Structural Deterioration in Produce: The Breakdown of Cell Wall Components

Pradeep S. Negi and Avtar K. Handa

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

Gopinadhan Paliyath, Krishnara Tiwari, Haiying Yuan, and Bruce D. Whitaker


Phospholipase D Inhibition Technology for Enhancing Shelf Life and Quality

Gopinadhan Paliyath and Jayasankar Subramanian


Heat Treatment for Enhancing Postharvest Quality

Susan Lurie


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

H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe


Isoprenoid Biosynthesis in Fruits and Vegetables

Andrew Schofield, H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe, and Gopinadhan Paliyath


Postharvest Treatments Affecting Sensory Quality of Fresh and Fresh Cut Products

Elazar Fallik


Polyamines and Regulation of Ripening and Senescence

Savithri Nambeesan, Avtar K. Handa, and Autar K. Mattoo


Postharvest Enhancement of Phenolic Phytochemical in Apples for Preservation and Health Benefits

Kalidas Shetty, Ishan Adyanthaya, Young-In Kwon, Emmanouil Apostolidis, Byungjin Min, and Paul Dawson


Rhizosphere Microorganisms and their Effect on Fruit Quality

Víctor Olalde-Portugal and Hortencia Gabriela Mena-Violante


Biotechnological Approaches to Improving Tropical Fruit Quality

Miguel Angel Gómez Lim


Postharvest Factors Affecting Potato Quality and Storability

Sastry S. Jayanty


Biosensor-Based Technologies for the Evaluation of Quality

Barry Byrne Neil Carolan, and Richard O'Kennedy


Changes in Nutritional Quality of Fruits and Vegetables During Storage

Mohini Sharma, Carole Sitbon, Jayasankar Subramanian, and Gopinadhan Paliyath


Index
Publish Date: 2009
Format: 7” x 10.25” hardcover
Pages: 482
Images: 84 images
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

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

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

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