Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers
An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field.
Approaching the topic from a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology perspective, Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers presents information on a wide range of areas, including phospholipase D inhibition technology and the role of membranes. Contributed by a global team of expert authors, the book offers a thorough compilation of postharvest science and technology.