Sergio Tonetto de Freitas, Sunil Pareek
December 17, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 712 Pages - 355 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035508 - CAT# K31725
Series: Innovations in Postharvest Technology Series
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This book, chock full of color illustrations, addresses the main postharvest physiological disorders studied in fruits and vegetables. For a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables describes visual symptoms, triggering and inhibiting mechanisms, and approaches to predict and control these disorders after harvest. Color photographs illustrate the disorders, important factors, physiology, and management. The book includes a detailed description of the visual symptoms, triggering and inhibiting mechanisms, and possible approaches to predict and control physiological disorders. The mechanisms triggering and inhibiting the disorders are discussed in detail in each chapter, based on recent studies, which can help readers better understand the factors regulating each disorder. The description of possible approaches to predict and control each disorder can help growers, shippers, wholesalers, and retailers to determine the best management practices to reduce disorder incidence and crop losses.
Although there are many scientific publications on postharvest physiological disorders, there are no recent reviews or books putting together the most recent information about the mechanisms regulating, as well as about the possible approaches to predict and control these disorders.
General Issues, Physiology, and Technological Effects: Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables: General Concepts. Preharvest Factors Affecting Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. Postharvest Treatments Affecting Physiological Disorders. Oxidative Stress and Physiological Disorders in Fruits And Vegetables. Postharvest Chilling Injury in Fruits and Vegetables. Postharvest Disorders During Storage: Hypobaric, Hyperbaric, Modified and Controlled Atmospheres. Heat Induced Postharvest Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables. Cracking in Fruits and Vegetables: Physiology and Management. Temperate Fruits: Apples. Berries. Cherry. Grapes. Musk Melon. Peach and Nectarines. Pears. Plums. Watermelon. Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits: Annonas. Avocado. Banana. Citrus fruits. Dates. Durian. Guava. Kiwifruit. Litchi. Loquat. Mango. Papaya. Persimmon. Pineapple. Pomegranate. Vegetables and Tubers: Brassicas. Cucurbits. Leafy Vegetables. Potato. Roots and Bulbs. Solanaceous Vegetables. Tubers (Other than Potato). Fresh-cuts and Final Considerations: Physiological Disorders in Fresh-Cuts and Vegetables: General Concepts. Fresh-Cut Fruits. Fresh-Cut Vegetables. Final Considerations and Future Research.