Citrus Fruit: Biology, Technology and Evaluation

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Academic Press, Jul 28, 2010 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 3 Postharvest Losses
67
Chapter 4 Preharvest Factors Affecting Fruit Quality and Postharvest Life
79
Chapter 5 Fruit Morphology Anatomy and Physiology
103
Chapter 6 Fruit Biochemistry
125
Chapter 7 Growth Maturity Grade Standards and PhysicoMechanical Characteristics of Fruit
191
Chapter 8 Harvesting
215
Chapter 9 Preparation for Fresh Fruit Market
229
Chapter 10 Packaging
287
Chapter 16 Postharvest Diseases and Their Management
417
Chapter 17 Physiological Disorders and Their Management
451
Chapter 18 Postharvest Treatments for Insect Control
465
Chapter 19 Fruit Quality Control Evaluation and Analysis
475
Chapter 20 Nutritive and Medicinal Value of Citrus Fruits
501
Chapter 21 Biotechnological Applications in Fresh Citrus Fruit
515
Chapter 22 World Fresh Citrus Trade and Quarantine Issues
521
ANNEXURE I
535

Chapter 11 Precooling and Refrigeration
319
Chapter 12 Storage Systems and Response of Citrus Fruits
333
Chapter 13 Transportation
375
Chapter 14 Marketing and Distribution
391
Chapter 15 Irradiation
403
ANNEXURE II
537
GLOSSARY
539
INDEX
543
COLOR PLATES
559
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Ladaniya has worked at ARS at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru and the National Research Centre for Citrus (NRCC), Nagpur. During his tenure as the Director, NRCC was upgraded by the ICAR to the level of Central Citrus Research Institute.
He has made outstanding contributions in developing post-harvest protocols for fresh citrus fruits and has laid a foundation of systematic post-harvest research on citrus fruits. His efforts led to development of quality standards for citrus and most of his technologies find place in package of practices published by APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Products Export Development Authority of India, Ministry of Commerce, India) for Nagpur mandarin.
He is the President of the Indian Society of Citriculture and was also a crop (Citrus) Co-ordinator in All India Co-ordinated Research Project for Fruits.
A new Regional Research Centre for Citrus (RRCC) has been started at Biswanath Chariali, Assam by CCRI under his stewardship.

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