Postharvest Pathology

  • Dov Prusky
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino

Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nimal Adikaram, Chathurika Karunanayake, Charmalie Abayasekara
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tesfaye Mengiste, Kristin Laluk, Synan AbuQamar
    Pages 13-30
  4. Bi Yang, Li Yongcai, Ge Yonghong, Wang Yi
    Pages 31-41
  5. Dov Prusky, Noam Alkan, Itay Miyara, Shiri Barad, Maayan Davidzon, Ilana Kobiler et al.
    Pages 43-55
  6. L. González-Candelas, S. Alamar, A. R. Ballester, P. Sánchez-Torres, J. Forment, J. Gadea et al.
    Pages 57-67
  7. Themis J. Michailides, David P. Morgan, Yong Luo
    Pages 69-88
  8. N. Teixidó, J. Usall, C. Nunes, R. Torres, M. Abadias, I. Viñas
    Pages 89-106
  9. M. Mari, F. Neri, P. Bertolini
    Pages 119-135
  10. Wojciech J. Janisiewicz
    Pages 137-148
  11. J. Usall, N. Teixidó, M. Abadias, R. Torres, T. Cañamas, I. Viñas
    Pages 149-169
  12. Raffaello Castoria, Sandra A. I. Wright
    Pages 171-181
  13. Paloma Melgarejo, Antonieta De Cal, Inmaculada Larena, Iray Gell, Belen Guijarro
    Pages 197-207
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 209-211

About this book


As a collection of papers that includes material presented at the 2008 International Congress for Plant Pathology, this text features research right at the leading edge of the field. The latest findings are particularly crucial in their implications for fruit production; an important market sector where in some areas up to 50 per cent of the crop can be lost after harvest. While post-harvest fruit treatments with fungicides are the most effective means to reduce decay, rising concerns about toxicity have led to the development of alternative approaches to disease control, including biological methods, the subject of three chapters of this book. With several new techniques requiring modification of current post-harvest practices, it is more important than ever to stay abreast of the latest information.

Other chapters deal with the mechanisms of host fruit and vegetable resistance, fungal pathogenicity factors and their relationship with the host response, and a number of subjects related to disease assessments before harvest as well as their relationship to the postharvest treatment of fruits and vegetables. The book also includes several useful case studies of crops such as kiwifruit and peaches, where different approaches at the pre- and post-harvest levels are combined to good effect. With food production issues gaining an ever higher profile internationally, this text makes an important contribution to the debate.


Fruit and vegetable diseases Fungi Pathogen Post-harvest diseases Storage diseases castor crops regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dov Prusky
    • 1
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Postharvest Science ofAgricultural Research OrganizationBet-DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Centro di Competenza perUniversità di TorinoGrugliascoItaly

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