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Post-harvest Pathology

  • Presents the best and latest reports on post-harvest science

  • Contains a combination of basic and applied data for post-harvest handling

  • Contains reports of the best post-harvest science researchers

  • Contains up-to-date approaches for disease control of post-harvest diseases

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

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. The Role of Pre-formed Antifungal Substances in the Resistance of Fruits to Postharvest Pathogens

    • Nimal Adikaram, Chathurika Karunanayake, Charmalie Abayasekara
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mechanisms of Induced Resistance Against B. cinerea

    • Tesfaye Mengiste, Kristin Laluk, Synan AbuQamar
    Pages 13-30
  4. Induced Resistance in Melons by Elicitors for the Control of Postharvest Diseases

    • Bi Yang, Li Yongcai, Ge Yonghong, Wang Yi
    Pages 31-41
  5. Mechanisms Modulating Postharvest Pathogen Colonization of Decaying Fruits

    • Dov Prusky, Noam Alkan, Itay Miyara, Shiri Barad, Maayan Davidzon, Ilana Kobiler et al.
    Pages 43-55
  6. Global Regulation of Genes in Citrus Fruit in Response to the Postharvest Pathogen Penicillium digitatum

    • L. González-Candelas, S. Alamar, A. R. Ballester, P. Sánchez-Torres, J. Forment, J. Gadea et al.
    Pages 57-67
  7. Epidemiological Assessments and Postharvest Disease Incidence

    • Themis J. Michailides, David P. Morgan, Yong Luo
    Pages 69-88
  8. Preharvest Strategies to Control Postharvest Diseases in Fruits

    • N. Teixidó, J. Usall, C. Nunes, R. Torres, M. Abadias, I. Viñas
    Pages 89-106
  9. New Approaches for Postharvest Disease Control in Europe

    • M. Mari, F. Neri, P. Bertolini
    Pages 119-135
  10. Quo Vadis of Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases

    • Wojciech J. Janisiewicz
    Pages 137-148
  11. Improving Formulation of Biocontrol Agents Manipulating Production Process

    • J. Usall, N. Teixidó, M. Abadias, R. Torres, T. Cañamas, I. Viñas
    Pages 149-169
  12. Host Responses to Biological Control Agents

    • Raffaello Castoria, Sandra A. I. Wright
    Pages 171-181
  13. The Peach Story

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Volume 2 deals with Post-harvest Pathology. This is a slender volume, containing only 14 papers … . They bring together a summary of work across the whole field of plant pathology … . They thus enable specialists to see their specialism as part of an integrated whole, and for students and those at the start of their careers they provide an invaluable summary of what is going on, who the key players are and where the knowledge lacunae lie.” (David Ingram, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Postharvest Science of, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet-Dagan, Israel

    Dov Prusky

  • Centro di Competenza per, Università di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy

    Maria Lodovica Gullino

About the editors

Dov Prusky is a professor of Plant Pathology at the Agricultural Research Organization in Bet Dagan, Israel. One of his main interests is understanding the basic processes underlying the interactions between fruits and pathogenic fungi. Maria Lodovica Gullino is a professor of plant pathology at the University of Torino and President of the International Society for Plant Pathology. She has long term experience in plant disease management.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-8930-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)