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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Pear

  • Amit Nath
  • A. S. Panwar
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Abstract

The shelf life of pear fruit is very short and pears are susceptible to decay, mechanical damage, and moisture and nutritional losses during storage. The quality of pears after harvest depends on the storage temperature, response to ethylene in ripening, gene expression, cell wall degradation, chemical treatments, etc. Moreover, the shelf life and quality of pear fruits also depend on harvest maturity, application of coating materials, storage conditions, packaging materials used, and different postharvest treatments. This chapter deals with different aspects of postharvest biology and technology of pear fruits and their possible influences on quality during storage and shelf life.

Keywords

Pear Postharvest biology Ethylene Ripening Cold storage Shelf life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Nath
    • 1
  • A. S. Panwar
    • 1
  1. 1.ICAR—Indian Institute of Farming Systems ResearchMeerutIndia

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