Citrus Fruit - Biology, Technology and Evaluation

Milind Ladaniya 
Academic press  December 2007  

Hardcover  576 pp  ISBN 9780123741301      £53.00
Provides practical tips for post harvest management Includes all aspects of citrus fruit biology, technology and quality evaluation
  • Discusses biotechnical applications and potential fres citrus fruit quality improvement
  • Evaluates medicinal and therapeutic applications and clinical findings
  • Includes extensive glossary

Citrus rank among top three fruits of the world with respect to area and production. Grown commercially in more than 140 countries around the world, world production of citrus fruit has experienced continuous growth in the last decades of the twentieth century with total annual citrus production over 105 million tons between 2000 and 2004.

These fruits are commercially important contributing $6-8 billion (US) annually to the world economy and providing jobs to millions of people around the world in harvesting, handling, transportation, storage and marketing. Post harvest biology and technology of citrus fruits is gaining importance as the therapeutic value of citrus fruits is realized and supported by the increase in health awareness among the general public.

The purpose of this book is to provide the most comprehensive reference on citrus fruit biology, biotechnology and quality. Basic and applied scientific information is interwoven to serve the researcher, marketer, scientist, nutritionist, or dietician. With discussions of fruit morphology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and chapters on growth phases, maturity standards, grades and physical and mechanical characteristics of citrus trees, this book provides the foundation for understanding growth, harvest and post harvest aspects of these important plants.

Insect-pests and diseases, irrigation, nutrition and rootstocks are also explored.

Will be of interest to Libraries and research institutes, researchers, scientists, and professors involved in horticulture, botanical research, food science, biotechnology, citrus production, postharvest handling, citrus marketing, and citrus research; nutritionists and dieticians


1) Introduction- An Overview
2) Commercial fresh citrus cultivars and major producers
3) Post harvest losses
4) Pre-harvest factors affecting fruit quality and post-harvest life
5) Fruit morphology, anatomy and physiology 5.1) Fruit morphology 5.2) Fruit anatomy 5.3) Fruit physiology
6) Fruit biochemistry 6.1) Carbohydrates 6.2) Organic acids 6.3) Nitrogenous compounds 6.4) Enzymes 6.5) Lipids, waxes and other related compounds 6.6) Pigments 6.7) Phenolics, Flavonoids and limonoids 6.8) Vitamins 6.9) Inorganic constituents 6.10) Volatiles
7) Growth, maturity, grade standards and physico-mechanical characteristics of fruit 7.1) Growth and development 7.2) Maturation 7.3) Indices of maturity, fruit grades and standards 7.4) Physical and mechanical characteristics
8) Harvesting
9) Preparation for fresh fruit market 9.1) Degreening 9.2) Packinghouse operations 9.3) Post harvest treatments- Coatings, PBRs & other chemicals
10) Packaging 10.1) Containers and other packaging materials 10.2) Film wrapping 10.3) Modified atmosphere packaging
11) Pre-cooling
12) Storage systems and response of citrus fruits 12.1) Refrigerated storage 12.2) Controlled atmosphere and hypobaric storage 12.3) Evaporative and other natural systems 12.4) Ambient storage
13) Transportation
14) Domestic marketing and distribution systems
15) Irradiation
16) Postharvest diseases and management 16.1) Post harvest diseases 16.2) Pesticides, residues and tolerances 16.3) Organic post-harvest management 16.3.1) Bio-agents 16.3.2) Botanicals and other non-hazardous methods 16.3.3) Physical methods
17) Physiological disorders and management
18) Postharvest treatments for insect control
19) Fruit quality control, evaluation and analysis 19.1) Quality control and assurance systems 19.2) Quality evaluation and instruments 19.3) Fruit analysis
20) Nutritional and medicinal value of citrus
21) Biotechnological applications in fresh citrus fruit
22) World fresh citrus trade 22.1) Exports and World trade 22.2) Quarantine issues

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