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Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Book

  • November 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4519375

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables presents an updated, interrelated and sequenced view of the contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health, their aspects of plant metabolism, physical and chemical/compositional changes during the entire fruit development lifecycle, the physiological disorders and biochemical effects of modified/controlled atmospheres, and the biotechnology of horticultural crops. The book is written specifically for those interested in preharvest and postharvest crop science and the impact of physiological and biochemical changes on their roles as functional foods.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Contribution of Fruits and Vegetables to Human Nutrition and Health 3. Photosynthesis 4. Respiratory Metabolism 5. Biology and Biochemistry of Ethylene 6. Morphology and Anatomy 7.  Ripening and Senescence 8. Transpiration 9. Carbohydrates 10. Organic Acids 11. Pigments 12.  Phenolic Compounds 13. Lipids 14. Texture 15. Protein 16. Enzymes 17. Vitamins 18. Flavors and Aromas 19. Physiological Responses to Stress 20. Physiological and Biochemical Effects of Controlled and Modified Atmospheres 21. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops


Elhadi M Yahia Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico. Elhadi Yahia is a Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, and is a consultant to several organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Armando Carrillo-Lopez Posgrado en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Ciencias Químico-Biologicas, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria, Culiacan, Sin. Mexico. A full-time Professor-Researcher at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. Professor Carrillo-Lopez is a member of the National Academy of Scientists for Mexico. He serves as lecturer for postgraduate programs and is thesis director for graduate and undergraduate students.