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Table of Contents FRUITS IN THE GLOBAL MARKET, Adel A. KaderClassification of Fruits Based on Postharvest ConsiderationsWorld Fruit Production and TradeImportance of Fruits and Nuts in Human Nutrition and HealthFruit Composition and QualityQuality Attributes of FruitsFruit Maturity, Ripening, and Quality RelationshipsFactors Influencing QualityFood Safety AssuranceINORGANIC NUTRIENTS AND FRUIT QUALITY, Ian B. Ferguson and Linda M. BoydInorganic of Fruit and How They Are AchievedInorganic Nutrients and Fruit Quality at Harvest and during Postharvest StorageInorganic Nutrients in Relation to Human Nutrition and the ConsumerGenetic ApproachesConclusionsFRUIT TEXTURE, CELL WALL METABOLISM, AND CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS, Robert J. Redgwell and Monica FischerTexture and the Cell WallChemistry of the Fruit Cell WallChanges to Polysaccharides during Fruit SofteningCell-Wall Associated Enzymes: Role in Texture ChangeNon-Enzymatic Mechanisms of ChangeWall Oligosaccharides as Ripening RegulatorsCell Wall Synthesis during RipeningLow Temperature DisordersConsumer PerceptionConclusionsFRUIT FLAVOR, VOLATILE METABOLISM AND CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS, Elizabeth A. BaldwinFlavor is an Elusive TraitFlavor Components in FruitsMeasurement of Flavor ComponentsBiochemical Pathways that Produce Flavor Components in FruitsPerception of Flavor ComponentsMeasurement of Flavor PerceptionConclusionsTEMPERATURE MANAGEMENTS, Susan LuriePreharvest TemperaturesRemoving Field HeatStorage TemperaturesConclusionsATMOSPHERE CONTROL USING OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE, Nazir Mir and Randolph BeaudryRespiratory MetabolismEthylene BiologySecondary Metabolic PathwaysConclusionsMECHANICAL INJURY, Michael Knee and A. Raymond MillerFruit AnatomyFruit CellsCauses of InjuryLosses Caused by Mechanical InjuryFruit Impact InjuriesCompression DamageVibrationPrevention of DamageDetection of InjuryMetabolism in Injured TissueConclusionsETHYLENE SYNTHESIS, MODE OF ACTION, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONTROL, Christopher B. WatkinsFruit Ripening and Interactions with EthyleneEthylene Biosynthesis and PerceptionEffects of Postharvest Treatments on Ethylene Biosynthesis and PerceptionSummaryMANAGEMENT OF POSTHARVEST DISEASES, David SugarThe Nature of Postharvest DiseaseOpportunities for InfectionFactors Influencing Fruit Susceptibility to Postharvest DiseaseDisease Management StrategiesGENETIC CONTROL OF FRUIT RIPENING, Graham B. Seymour and Kenneth ManningEvolution and Development of Fleshy FruitsTextureColourFlavourHormonal RegulationRipening-Regulatory Genes: Current Progress and Future ProspectsIndexNote: Each chapter contains Introduction and References sections.