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Title: The impact of biological variation on postharvest behaviour of tomato fruit
Authors: Hertog, Maarten ×
Lammertyn, Jeroen
Desmet, Michèle
Scheerlinck, Nico
Nicolai, Bart #
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Postharvest biology and technology vol:34 issue:3 pages:271-284
Abstract: Using colour change of tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) as a case study, a probabilistic kinetic approach is developed to interpret postharvest batch behaviour combining kinetic models describing colour change as a function of time and temperature with the concept of biological age modelled by a random variable. Tomatoes from three cultivars ('Quest', 'Style' and 'Tradiro') were stored at 3 storage temperatures (12, 15 and 18degreesC). Data from these experiments were used to develop a probabilistic kinetic model approach predicting the propagation of biological variation during postharvest.
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ISSN: 0925-5214
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Section
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