Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables

  • ID: 4519375
  • Book
  • 548 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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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1. Introduction 
2. Contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health
3. Photosynthesis
4. Respiration
5. 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. Proteins
16. Enzymes
17. Vitamins
18. Minerals
19. Flavors and Aromas
20. Physiological responses to stress
21. Physiological and biochemical effects of modified and controlled atmospheres
22. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops
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Yahia, Elhadi M.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).
Carrillo-Lopez, Armando
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.
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