Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. Silver nanoparticles produced by green synthesis using Citrus paradise peel inhibits Botrytis cinerea in vitro

Ramesh Faghihi; Kambiz Larijani; Vahid Abdossi; Pejman Moradi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 151-160

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2540.1063

Abstract
  Purpose: Our objective was to undertake the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) peel extract and evaluate the effects of silver nanoparticles on Botrytis cinerea. Research method: The silver nanoparticles formation was evaluated at different temperatures and concentrations ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
2. Essential oils to control Botrytis cinerea in vitro and in vivo on grape fruits

Mahdei Behshti; Mehdi Jahani; Mohmmad Hossein Aminifard; Seyyedeh Atefeh Hosseini

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 161-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2644.1079

Abstract
  Purpose: The effect of abusing chemical biocides in controlling pests and diseases has drawn the attention of policymakers to the development of methods potentially available in nature for this purpose. Research method: In the present study, the inhibitory effects of four different essential oils against ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. Effect of different packaging materials on quality and storability of osmotically dehydrated wild apricot fruit under ambient storage condition

Suneeta Singh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 173-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2586.1069

Abstract
  Purpose: Wild apricot fruit is a rich source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Its shelf life is very short due to its perishability characteristics. High perishable nature, high acidity and low sugar content of wild apricot fruits are the major limitations for their utilization as fresh fruits. ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. Improving food security in Iran: quantifying post-harvest rice losses

Zahra Ardakani; Simona D’Amico

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 183-194

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2747.1086

Abstract
  Purpose: Food is a basic need for human life. Ensuring food security requires guaranteeing adequate food availability, accessibility, and utilization along with the sustainability of the food system. Food availability can be improved by decreasing food losses. The goal of this study is to document the ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
5. Effect of storage conditions and packaging material on postharvest quality attributes of strawberry

Samina Khalid; Maria Majeed; Muhammad Irfan Ullah; Muhammad Shahid; Abdur Rehman Riasat; Tahira Abbas; Hafiz Muhammad Aatif; Amjad Farooq

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 195-208

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2826.1093

Abstract
  Purpose: Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is highly perishable fruit with a limited postharvest life at room temperature and is vulnerable to postharvest decay due to its high respiration rate, environmental stresses and pathogenic attacks.  Research method: To increase the postharvest life ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
6. Assessment of genetic diversity and relationships among tea genotypes in Iran based on RAPD and ISSR markers

Koorosh Falakro; Shahin Jahangirzadeh Khiavi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 209-220

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2832.1094

Abstract
  Purpose: Tea plant (Camellia sinensis L., O.Kuntze) is one of the most popular non-alcoholic beverage crops worldwide. Although tea is important in Iran’s economy, little is known about the pattern of genetic variation among the various tea genotypes grown in Iran. Research method: The relationship ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
7. Effects of ethanol and chitosan treatments on the quality and storage life of minimally processed pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch)

Anh T. Huynh; Ha V. H. Nguyen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 221-234

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2837.1095

Abstract
  Purpose: Pretreatments of ethanol and chitosan immersion were examined for their potential to maintain physiochemical attributes of fresh cut pumpkin. Research method: Fresh cut pumpkin cubes were dipped into different ethanol solutions (20%, 30%, 40%, 50%) or chitosan concentrations (0.5%, 1%, 1.5%). ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
8. Assessment and ranking of new gladiolus hybrids in Iran

Mohammad Hossein Azimi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 235-244

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2972.1112

Abstract
  Purpose: The aims of this research were to collect reliable information about economic traits, introducing superior genotypes for production, exportation and breeding programs in new hybrids of gladiolus. Research Method: 48 promising genotypes with 4 parents of gladiolus evaluated on the basis of a ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
9. Effects of different storage temperature conditions on ripening quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica) fruits in Ghana

Moomin Abu; Nana Sakyiwa Olympio; Joseph Ofei Darko

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 245-256

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2846.1096

Abstract
  Purpose: Physiologically matured fruits of Haden, Kent, Palmer, and Keitt mango varieties were used for experiment. The fruits were held at ambient (29-31 oC) and simulated-transit temperature (10-13 oC) conditions. Quality which includes fruit firmness, weight, and spoilage, were assessed and used to ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Allelopathy
10. Assessment of allelopathic potential of Aphanamixis polystachya on selected field crops

Oly Bhowmik; Sabina Yeasmin; A K M Mominul Islam; Md. Parvez Anwar; Abdul Shukor Juraimi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 257-268

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3038.1117

Abstract
  Purpose: Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.N. Parker, belonging to Meliaceae family is very well known for its medicinal properties. But its allelopathic potentiality not yet has been reported. Hence, aqueous extracts of different parts of Aphanamixis polystachya were examined to investigate their allelopathic ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
11. The investigation of genetic diversity based on SCoT markers, morphological, and chemical characters in tea (Camellia sinensis L.) clones

Sanam Safaei Chaeikar; Koorosh Falakro; Mehdi Rahimi; Shahin Jahangirzadeh khiavi; Masoumeh Ashourpour

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 269-284

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2848.1097

Abstract
  Purpose: Tea is one of the earliest caffeinated non-alcoholic drinks produced from the tip of young shoots. Evaluation of genetic diversity of clones that existed in tea germplasm can be a help to improve the tea breeding program. Research Method: The genetic diversity of 9 tea clones based on morphological, ...  Read More

Review Article Plant Stress
12. Impact of Ultraviolet-B radiation based on altitude on photosynthetic efficiency, growth performance and crop yield: a review

Simeneh Tamrat Alemu; Habtamu Gebre

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 285-296

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2885.1102

Abstract
  Purpose: Ultraviolet-B radiation was inducing enormous stress at highland and coldest area since it increases more than 40% at highland when we compare with lowland. Therefore, this review aims to assess and depict impacts of Ultraviolet-B radiation on photosynthetic efficiency, growth performance, and ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
13. Enhancing high throughput sequencing unveils changes in bacterial communities during ready-to-eat lettuce spoilage

Igor Hernandez; Begoña Alfaro; Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 297-310

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3029.1115

Abstract
  Purpose: Spoilage flora is critical in vegetal ready to eat (RTE) product shelf-life and selecting efficient spoilage control technologies depends on the microorganisms present. This manuscript describes the evolution of the bacteriome of Batavia RTE lettuce, from fresh lettuce up to completely spoiled ...  Read More

Review Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
14. Review of the agro-ecology, phytochemistry, postharvest technology and utilization of moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.)

Puran Bridgemohan; Anushka Goordeen; Majeed Mohammed; Ronell S. H. Bridgemohan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 311-332

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3037.1116

Abstract
  Purpose: This paper provides an in-depth critical review and analysis of current and recent research undertaken on the agro-ecology, photochemistry, postharvest physiology and utilization of Moringa oleifera Lam. Findings: This treatise provided a comprehensive review of current and relevant ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
15. Optimising drying conditions for maximum nutritional quality and bioactivity of Cucurbita pepo L var. fastigata flesh and seeds

Nulu Nansikombi; John H. Muyonga; Yusuf B. Byaruhanga

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 333-346

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2998.1113

Abstract
  Purpose: Transformation of pumpkin flesh and seeds into dry flours increases their shelf stability and versatility. This study sought to optimise drying conditions for production of flour with high nutritional and nutraceutical value from flesh and seeds of C. pepo L var. fastigata using Response Surface ...  Read More

Short Communication Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
16. Enhancing the shelf life of tomato fruits using plant material during storage

Muhammad Ahmad; Musa Mohammed Abubakar; Sani Sale

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 347-354

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.2946.1109

Abstract
  Purpose: Postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables are major problem for countries that agriculture is one of the source economy and that losses in tomato have reported from 20 to 50%. It is one of the very perishable fruit and it changes continuously after harvesting. The aim was to evaluate the effect ...  Read More

Original Article Medicinal Plants
17. Essential oil components, phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Anthriscus cerefolium and Anthriscus sylvestris from Iran

Hassan Maleki Lajayer; Reza Norouzi; Ali Shahi-Gharahlar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 355-366

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3056.1118

Abstract
  Purpose: The Apiaceae family (Umbelliferae) is one of the largest families of flowering plants. The genus Anthriscus of this family is considered of high importance because of its use in folk medicines and flavoring throughout the world. Three species of this genus are represented in the Flora of Iran. ...  Read More

Original Article Stored Products
18. Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) infestation and tolerance on stored cowpea seeds protected with Anchomanes difformis (Blume) Engl. extracts

Jacobs Mobolade Adesina; Titilayo Elizabeth Mobolade-Adesina

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 367-378

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3145.1124

Abstract
  Purpose: The study was conducted to evaluate the infestation and tolerance of Callosobruchus maculatus to stored cowpea treated with Anchomanes difformis extracts. Research Method: Different concentrations of A. difformis extracts were admixed with 20g of uninfested cowpea seeds in 250ml plastic dishes. ...  Read More