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Title: Prediction of Physiological Disorders in Pears Using Non-Invasive Fluorescence Techniques
Authors: VALCKE, Roland
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Citation: Webster, AD & Oliveira, CM (Ed.) PROCEEDINGS OF THE XTH INTERNATIONAL PEAR SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1 AND 2. p. 979-983.
Series/Report: ACTA HORTICULTURAE
Abstract: The determination of the physiological state of fruits using non-invasive techniques is very much in progress. Parameters which meet consumer expectations such as sugar content, acidity, flesh firmness, internal quality, etc., are traditionally determined with destructive techniques on a fruit sample which is conventionally considered representative of all the harvested fruit. Currently, non-destructive evaluation methods using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRs), X-ray, acoustic methods and electronic noses are being tested on several fruit and vegetables, with the aim of identifying parameters which could estimate maturity more properly. A major challenge in fruit evaluation is the ability to detect physiological disorders, induced by abiotic and or biotic stresses, pre-symptomatic. The present study reports the application of non-invasive fluorescence techniques, including two-dimensional chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, to localise damages and disorders, externally as well as internally before visual symptoms occur.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Dept SBG, Ctr Environm Sci, Lab Mol & Phys Plant Physiol, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9273
ISI #: 000262964600133
ISBN: 978-90-6605-611-4
ISSN: 0567-7572
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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