Citrus Fruit

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-18
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Citrus rank among top three fruits of the world with respect to area and production. Grown commercially in more than 140 countries around the world, world production of citrus fruit has experienced continuous growth in the last decades of the twentieth century with total annual citrus production over 105 million tons between 2000 and 2004. These fruits are commercially important contributing $6-8 billion (US) annually to the world economy and providing jobs to millions of people around the world in harvesting, handling, transportation, storage and marketing. 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. The purpose of this book is to provide 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 explored. * 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

Table of Contents

Introduction- An Overview
Commercial fresh citrus cultivars and major producers
Post harvest losses
Pre-harvest factors affecting fruit quality and post-harvest life
Fruit morphology, anatomy and physiology
Fruit morphology
Fruit anatomy
Fruit physiology
Fruit biochemistry
Organic acids
Nitrogenous compounds
Lipids, waxes and other related compounds
Phenolics, Flavonoids and limonoids
Inorganic constituents
Growth, maturity, grade standards and physico-mechanical characteristics of fruit
Growth and development
Indices of maturity, fruit grades and standards
Physical and mechanical characteristics
Preparation for fresh fruit market
Packinghouse operations
Post harvest treatments- Coatings, PBRs & other chemicals
Containers and other packaging materials1
Film wrapping1
Modified atmosphere packaging
Storage systems and response of citrus fruits1
Refrigerated storagep. 1
Controlled atmosphere and hypobaric storage1
Evaporative and other natural systems1
Ambient storage
Domestic marketing and distribution systems
Postharvest diseases and management
Post harvest diseases
Pesticides, residues and tolerances
Organic post-harvest management
Botanicals and other non-hazardous methods
Physical methods
Physiological disorders and management
Postharvest treatments for insect control
Fruit quality control, evaluation and analysis
Quality control and assurance systems
Quality evaluation and instruments
Fruit analysis
Nutritional and medicinal value of citrus
Biotechnological applications in fresh citrus fruit
World fresh citrus trade
Exports and World trade
Quarantine issues
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