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Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

Edited by J A Bartz and J K Brecht 
Marcel Dekker  2002  



Hardcover  744pp, Illus  ISBN 9780824706876:      £164.00
Focusing exclusively on postharvest vegetable studies, this book covers advances in biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular physiology to maximize vegetable quality. The book reviews the principles of harvest and storage; factors affecting postharvest physiology, calcium nutrition and irrigation control; product quality changes during handling and storage; technologies to improve quality; spoilage factors and biocontrol methods; and storage characteristics of produce by category. It covers changes in sensory quality such as color, texture, and flavor after harvest and how biotechnology is being used to improve postharvest quality.

Contents

BASIC POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY OF VEGETABLES
Respiration and Gas Exchange, A.A. Kader and M.E. Saltveit
Hormonal Changes During Postharvest, P.M. Ludford
Chemical and Physical Changes in Membranes, B.D. Whitaker
Transpiration and Water Stress, S. Ben-Yehoshua and V. Rodov

FACTORS AFFECTING POSTHARVEST PHYSIOLOGY
Preharvest Nutritional Factors Affecting Postharvest Physiology, C.E. Sams and W.S. Conway
Harvest and Handling Injury: Physiology, Biochemistry, and Detection, A. Raymond Miller
Storage Temperature, M. Cecília do Nascimento Nunes and J.P. Emond
Atmosphere Modification, A.A. Kader and M.E. Saltveit
Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Aspects of Ethylene Biosynthesis and Action, J.-C. Pech, M. Bouzayen, A. Latché, M. Sanmartin, A. Aggelis, and A. K. Kanellis

PRODUCT QUALITY CHANGES DURING HANDLING AND STORAGE
Color, R.L. Shewfelt
Vegetable Texture: Measurement and Structural Implications, A.C. Smith, K.W. Waldron, N. Maness, and P. Perkins-Veazie
Vegetable Flavor and Changes During Postharvest Storage, C.A. Sims and R. Golaszewski
The Physiological Roles of Vitamins in Vegetables, H. Zhuang and M. Margaret Barth
Soluble and Storage Carbohydrates, N. Maness and P. Perkins-Veazie

TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE POSTHARVEST QUALITY
Harvesting and Handling Techniques, J.K. Brecht
Coatings and Other Supplemental Treatments to Maintain Vegetable Quality, E.A. Baldwin
Biotechnology: Potential for the Future, E.M. O'Donoghue and G. King

BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC FACTORS INVOLVED WITH SPOILAGE
Temperature Extremes, M.E. Saltveit , Fungi, L. Korsten and F.C. Wehner The Influence of Bacteria, J.A. Bartz and C.-I Wei
Microbial Control of Postharvest Disease and Spoilage, W.J. Janisiewicz and L. Korsten
Sales of Vegetables for Fresh Market: The Requirement for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Sanitation, J.A. Bartz and M.L. Tamplin
Mechanisms of Resistance of Fruits and Vegetables to Postharvest Diseases, D. Prusky

STORAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF VEGETABLES
Leafy, Floral, and Succulent Vegetables, C.Y. Wang
Underground Storage Organs, J.K. Brecht
Mature Fruit Vegetables, M.E. Saltveit
Immature Fruit Vegetables, M. Mohammed and J.K.
Fresh-Cut Vegetables, M.E. Saltveit

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