Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128132784

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables

1st Edition

Editors: Elhadi Yahia Armando Carrillo-Lopez
Paperback ISBN: 9780128132784
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 548
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Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry presents an updated, interrelated and sequenced view of the contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health, aspects of plant metabolism, physical and chemical/compositional changes during the entire fruit development lifecycle, and the physiological disorders, physiological and biochemical effects of modified/controlled atmospheres, as well as the biotechnology of horticultural crops. Written specifically for those interested in pre harvest as well post harvest crop science and the impact of physiological and biochemical changes on their roles as functional foods.

Key Features

  • Deals with developmental aspects during the whole life of 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 to control firmness, quality and nutritional value of fruits


Researchers and academics, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students for the courses: "Plant physiology" and "Biochemistry and physiology during the postharvest of fruits and vegetables" , those working in fields related to horticulture, agronomy, plant biology, food science and technology

Table of Contents

  1. Contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health
    2. Photosynthesis
    3. Respiration
    4. Ethylene
    5. Morphology and Anatomy
    6. Fruit growth and development
    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 disorders
    21. Physiological and biochemical effects of modified and controlled atmospheres
    22. Biotechnology of horticultural crops


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About the Editor

Elhadi Yahia

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico

Armando Carrillo-Lopez

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Posgrado en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Ciencias Químico-Biologicas, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria, Culiacan, Sin. Mexico

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