Citrus Fruit: Biology, Technology and Evaluation
Post harvest biology and technology of citrus fruits is gaining importance as the therapeutic value of citrus fruits is realized and supported by the increase in health awareness among the general public.
This book is the most comprehensive reference on citrus fruit biology, biotechnology and quality. Basic and applied scientific information is interwoven to serve the researcher, marketer, scientist, nutritionist, or dietician. With discussions of fruit morphology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and chapters on growth phases, maturity standards, grades and physical and mechanical characteristics of citrus trees, this book provides the foundation for understanding growth, harvest and post harvest aspects of these important plants. Insect-pests and diseases, irrigation, nutrition and rootstocks are also addressed.
* Provides practical tips for post harvest management.
* Includes all aspects of citrus fruit biology, technology and quality evaluation.
* Discusses biotechnological applications and potential fresh citrus fruit quality improvement
* Evaluates medicinal and therapeutic applications and recent clinical findings
* Exhaustive glossary included
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Chapter 3 Postharvest Losses
Chapter 4 Preharvest Factors Affecting Fruit Quality and Postharvest Life
Chapter 5 Fruit Morphology Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 6 Fruit Biochemistry
Chapter 7 Growth Maturity Grade Standards and PhysicoMechanical Characteristics of Fruit
Chapter 8 Harvesting
Chapter 9 Preparation for Fresh Fruit Market
Chapter 10 Packaging
Chapter 16 Postharvest Diseases and Their Management
Chapter 17 Physiological Disorders and Their Management
Chapter 18 Postharvest Treatments for Insect Control
Chapter 19 Fruit Quality Control Evaluation and Analysis
Chapter 20 Nutritive and Medicinal Value of Citrus Fruits
Chapter 21 Biotechnological Applications in Fresh Citrus Fruit
Chapter 22 World Fresh Citrus Trade and Quarantine Issues
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