Post-harvest Pathology

Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Contributions to the 10th International Congress, ICPP 2013

  • Dov Prusky
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino

Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fungal Pathogenicity

  3. Host Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Yonghong Ge, Huiwen Deng, Yang Bi, Canying Li, Yaoyao Liu
      Pages 39-52
  4. Epidemiology and Epiphytic Colonization

  5. Disease Control: Chemical, Biological and New Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Munawar R. Kazmi, C. A. Akem, M. Weinert, A. Ghaffar, Faisal Sohail Fateh, Gul Bahar
      Pages 73-80
    3. Bernardo A. Latorre, Sebastián A. Rivera, Juan Pablo Zoffoli
      Pages 81-87
    4. M. Sisquella, C. Casals, P. Picouet, I. Viñas, R. Torres, J. Usall
      Pages 89-99
    5. Davide Spadaro, Maria Lodovica Gullino
      Pages 101-110
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 133-137

About this book


As a collection of papers that includes material present at the 2013 International Congress for Plant Pathology, this text features research right at the leading edge of the field. The findings are crucial in their implications for fruit production; an important marker sector where in some areas up to 50 percent of the crop can be lost after harvest.  While postharvest fruit treatments with fungicides are the most effective means to reduce decay, rising concerns about toxicity and resistance. This has led to the development of alternative approaches for disease control, including biological control methods, the subject of some of the chapters of this book. With several new techniques requiring modification of the current postharvest practices, it is more important than ever to test new approaches as radio frequency and essential oils.

Other chapters deal with the mechanism of host fruit and vegetable resistance and host response, fungal pathogenicity factors and their relationship with the host response. Special attention was given to the mechanism of pH regulation of pathogenicity by postharvest pathogens.


Fruit storage Postharvest control Postharvest disease causes Postharvest pathology Vegetable storage

Editors and affiliations

  • Dov Prusky
    • 1
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 2
  1. 1.Postharvest Science of Fresh ProduceAgricultural Research Organization Dept.Bet-DaganIsrael
  2. campo agro-ambientaleUniversità degli Studi di Torino Competenza per l'InnovazioneGrugliascoItaly

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