POSTHARVEST PATHOGENS AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Postharvest diseases caused by microbial pathogens account for millions of
dollars in losses of both durable and perishable produce products every year.
Moreover, with consumers increasingly demanding minimally processed vegetables
and fruits--which can be invaded by human pathogens--there is an imperative need
for suitable protective measures to provide pathogen-free commodities that are
free from, or contain only acceptable levels of, chemical residues.
Providing details of both conventional and modern molecular techniques
applicable for the detection, identification, and differentiation of field and
storage microbial pathogens, Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Management:
* Discusses diseases of both durables and perishables during transit and storage