Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

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Jerry A. Bartz, Jeffrey K. Brecht
CRC Press, Dec 4, 2002 - Science - 744 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Postharvest Physiology of Vegetables
7
Hormonal Changes During Postharvest
31
Chemical and Physical Changes in Membranes
79
Transpiration and Water Stress
111
Factors Affecting Postharvest Physiology
161
Harvest and Handling Injury Physiology Biochemistry and Detection
177
Storage Temperature
209
Coatings and Other Supplemental Treatments to Maintain Vegetable Quality
413
Biotechnology Potential for the Future
437
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Involved With Spoilage
457
Fungi
485
The Influence of Bacteria
519
Microbial Control of Postharvest Disease and Spoilage
543
Sales of Vegetables for Fresh Market The Requirement for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points HACCP and Sanitation
563
Mechanisms of Resistance of Fruits and Vegetables to Postharvest Diseases
581

Atmosphere Modification
229
Physiological Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Ethylene Biosynthesis and Action
247
Product Quality Changes During Handling and Storage
287
Vegetable Texture Measurement and Structural Implications
297
Vegetable Flavor and Changes During Postharvest Storage
331
The Physiological Roles of Vitamins in Vegetables
341
Soluble and Storage Carbohydrates
361
Technologies to Improve Postharvest Quality
383
Storage Characteristics of Different Categories of Vegetables
599
Underground Storage Organs
625
Mature Fruit Vegetables
649
Immature Fruit Vegetables
671
FreshCut Vegetables
691
Index
713
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