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Citrus Fruit: Biology, Technology and Evaluation

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978 0123741301
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Grown commercially in more than 140 countries worldwide, citrus fruit has experienced continuous growth in production since the last decades of the twentieth century.  The citrus industry contributes billions of dollars to the world economy with postharvest operations such as harvesting, handling, transportation, storage and marketing of citrus fruit, providing millions of job worldwide.

Citrus Fruits: Biology, Technology and Evaluation is the most comprehensive book on this important crop presenting fresh fruit scenarios in developed and developing countries.  Coverage begins with a postharvest overview followed by extent of losses, background on fresh citrus cultivars, produciton areas and pre-harvest factors influencing quality.  It goes on to deal with the morphology, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the fruit and outline fruit maturity, grades, and physio-chemical characteristics.  The book then discusses postharvest technology, irradiation, fruit-fly control, nutritive and medicinal value, marketing, quality evaluation in lab and in packinghouse, food safety, and biotechnological applications.  Reviews of exports and imports, quarantine issues and future trade prospects are also presented. 

Intended as a resource for researchers and scientists dealing with the growth, development and distribution of citrus fruit, this book provides up-to-date coverage of global citrus fruit practices.  This book is a valuable reference for students of horticulture at all levels as well as those involved in fresh fruit marketing.

Contents:  Introduction: Citrus fruit production & prospects, Postharvest, Commercial fresh citrus cultivars & producing countries, Postharvest losses, Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality and postharvest life, Fruit morphology, anatomy & physiology, Fruit biochemistry, Growth, maturity, grade standards & physico-mechanical characteristics of fruit, Harvesting, Preparation for fresh fruit market, Packaging, Precooling & refrigeration, Storage systems & response of citrus fruits, Transportation, Marketing & distribution, Irradiation, Postharvest diseases & their management, Physiological disorders & their management, Postharvest treatments for insect control, Fruit quality control, evaluation & analysis, Nutritive & medicinal value of citrus fruits, Biotechnological applications in fresh citrus fruit, World fresh citrus trade and quarantine issues, Annexure I. conversion formulae, thermal properties of air & water, Annexure II. Measuring: area, volume, velocity, mass, density, force, pressure, etc., Glossary.  

Milind Ladaniya, 2008, 576 p, b&w photos & illustrations, tables, graphs, 34 color plates.  (List: $97.95)  $69.00

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