Plant Pathology in the 21st Century

Post-harvest Pathology

Editors: Prusky, Dov, Gullino, Maria Lodovica (Eds.)

  • 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 control of post-harvest diseases
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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.

About the authors

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.

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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)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Role of Pre-formed Antifungal Substances in the Resistance of Fruits to Postharvest Pathogens

    Adikaram, Nimal (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Mechanisms of Induced Resistance Against B. cinerea

    Mengiste, Tesfaye (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Induced Resistance in Melons by Elicitors for the Control of Postharvest Diseases

    Yang, Bi (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Mechanisms Modulating Postharvest Pathogen Colonization of Decaying Fruits

    Prusky, Dov (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Global Regulation of Genes in Citrus Fruit in Response to the Postharvest Pathogen Penicillium digitatum

    González-Candelas, L. (et al.)

    Pages 57-67

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-harvest Pathology
Editors
  • Dov Prusky
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
Series Title
Plant Pathology in the 21st Century
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8930-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8930-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8929-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3182-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 212
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