Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 17


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One reviews the role of plant cuticle in the postharvest of fruits and vegetables. Chapter Two provides a critical comparison between some emergent methods for bioactive compound extraction from fruits and vegetables residues. Chapter Three analyzes the effect of exogenous abscisic acid spray on phenolic and scavenging free radical activity of olives during storage. Chapter Four studies the sustainable production of maguey (Agave salmiana) to improve the mezcal agroindustry competitiveness. Chapter Five describes the structure, sources, properties and potential applications of cereal arabinoxylans. Chapter Six focuses on the problems that arise from the wide use of pharmaceutical drugs and their entry routes to the natural systems. Chapter Seven describes the effect of a microwave-assisted hydrolytic treatment on the degradability of shrimp exoskeletons. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Role of the Cuticle in Postharvest
Eva Domínguez and Antonio Heredia (IHSM UMA-CSIC. Departamento de Mejora Genética y Biotecnología, E.E. La Mayora, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Algarrobo Costa, Málaga, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Emergent Extraction Technologies to Valorize Fruit and Vegetable Residues
Elisabete M.C. Alexandre, Silvia A. Moreira, Manuela Pintado, and Jorge A. Saraiva (Department of Chemistry, Research Unit of Química Orgânica, Produtos Naturais e Agroalimentares (QOPNA), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. The Effect of Exogenous Abscisic Acid Spray on Phenolics and Scavenging Free Radical Activity of Olives During Storage
Gema Flores, Gracia Patricia Blanch and María Luisa Ruiz del Castillo (Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos y Nutrición, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICTAN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 4. Sustainable Production of Maguey Agave salmiana to Improve the Mezcal Agroindustry Competitiveness
Christian Michel-Cuello and Noé Aguilar-Rivera (Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Zona Media, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Rioverde, S.L.P. México, and others)

Chapter 5. Cereal Arabinoxylans: Bioactive Polysaccharides and Potential Additives in Foods and Pharmaceutical Products
Ana M. Morales-Burgos, Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, Yolanda L. López-Franco, Norberto Sotelo-Cruz, Agustín Rascón-Chu, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza, and Alma C. Campa-Mada (Biopolymers, Biotechnology, Research Center for Food and Development (CIAD, AC), Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 6. Biodegradation of Drugs in Agricultural Soil Amended with Sewage Sludge from Wastewater Treatment Plants: An Overview
Sergio López-Martínez, Alberto Zafra-Gómez, María Teresa García-Córcoles and José Luís Vílchez (Research Group of Analytical Chemistry and Life Sciences, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Granada, Campus of Fuentenueva, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 7. Production of a New Biofertilizer from Shrimp Exoskeletons Using a Microwave-Assisted Alkaline Hydrolysis
John Rojas, Yhors Ciro and Julian Quintero (School of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Columbia)


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