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.
- Deals with the developmental aspects of the lifecycle in whole fruits
- Describes issues, such as the morphology and anatomy of fruits, beginning with the structural organization of the whole plant and explaining the fruit structure and its botanical classification
- Addresses biotechnological concepts that control firmness, quality and the nutritional value of fruits
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction Elhadi M. Yahia CHAPTER 2 Contribution of Fruits and Vegetables to Human Nutrition and Health Elhadi M. Yahia, Pablo García-Solís and María Elena Maldonado Celis CHAPTER 3 Photosynthesis Elhadi M. Yahia, Armando Carrillo-López, B Guadalupe Malda, Humberto Suzán-Azpiri and Mónica Queijeiro Quiroz CHAPTER 4 Respiratory Metabolism Mikal E. Saltveit CHAPTER 5 Biology and Biochemistry of Ethylene Alessandro Botton, Pietro Tonutti and Benedetto Ruperti CHAPTER 6 Morphology and Anatomy Armando Carrillo-López and Elhadi M. Yahia CHAPTER 7 Ripening and Senescence Enriqueta Alós, Maria Jesus Rodrigo and Lorenzo Zacarias CHAPTER 8 Transpiration Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez CHAPTER 9 Carbohydrates Elhadi M. Yahia, Armando Carrillo-López and Arturo A. Bello-Perez CHAPTER 10 Organic Acids José G. Vallarino and Sonia Osorio CHAPTER 11 Pigments Alexei Solovchenko, Elhadi Yahia and Chunxian Chen CHAPTER 12 Phenolic Compounds Laura A. de la Rosa, Jesús Omar Moreno-Escamilla, Joaquín Rodrigo-García and Emilio Alvarez-Parrilla CHAPTER 13 Lipids J. Abraham Domínguez Avila and Gustavo A. González Aguilar CHAPTER 14 Texture Adriana Sañudo-Barajas, Leontina Lipan, Marina Cano-Lamadrid, Rosabel Vélez de la Rocha, Luis Noguera-Artiaga, Lucía Sánchez-Rodríguez, Ángel A. Carbonell-Barrachina and Francisca Hernández CHAPTER 15 Protein Azizah Misran and Ahmad Haniff Jaafar CHAPTER 16 Enzymes Sunil Kumar, Ramesh Kumar, Ajay Pal and Dharam Singh Chopra CHAPTER 17 Vitamins Ifigeneia Mellidou, Egli C. Georgiadou, Dimitrios Kaloudas, Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Vasileios Fotopoulos and Angelos K. Kanellis CHAPTER 18 Flavors and Aromas Lucía Sánchez-Rodríguez, Nusaibah Syd Ali, Marina Cano-Lamadrid, Luis Noguera-Artiaga, Leontina Lipan, Ángel A. Carbonell-Barrachina and Esther Sendra CHAPTER 19 Physiological Responses to Stress Babak Madani, Amin Mirshekari and Yoshihiro Imahori CHAPTER 20 Physiological and Biochemical Effects of Controlled and Modified Atmospheres Dubravka Cukrov, Stefano Brizzolara and Pietro Tonutti CHAPTER 21 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops Julio César Tafolla-Arellano, Miguel Ángel Hernández Oñate and Martín Ernesto Tiznado Hernández
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.