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: 26th October 2018
Page Count: 510
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


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

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1. Introduction 
Elhadi M. Yahia
2. Contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health
Elhadi M. Yahia
3. Photosynthesis
Elhadi M. Yahia
4. Respiration
Mikal Saltveit
5. Ethylene
Alessandro Botton, Pietro Tonutti and Benedetto Ruperti
6. Morphology and anatomy
Armando Carrillo-López Sr.
7. Ripening and senescence
Lorenzo Zacarias
8. Transpiration
Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez
9. Carbohydrates
Elhadi M. Yahia and Armando Carrillo-López Sr.
10. Organic acids
Jose Vallarino and Sonia Osorio
11. Pigments
Alexei Solovchenko and Chunxian Chen
12. Phenolic compounds
Emilio Alvarez Parrilla
13. Lipids
Gustavo González-Aguilar
14. Texture
Josefa 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 Hernandez
15. Proteins
Azizah Misran
16. Enzymes
Sunil Kumar
17. Vitamins
Angelos K. Kanellis
18. Minerals
Luis Romero
19. Flavors and Aromas
Angel A. Carbonell-Barrachina
20. Physiological responses to stress
Yoshihiro Imahori
21. Physiological and biochemical effects of modified and controlled atmospheres
Pietro Tonutti, Dubravka Cukrov and Stefano Brizzolara
22. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops
Martin-Ernesto Tiznado-Hernández


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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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