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Publications

(Publications have been categorized)

Fruit Ripening and 1-MCP

  • Ngamchuachit, P., D. M. Barrett, E. J. Mitcham. 2014. Effects of 1-methylcyclopropene and hot water quarantine treatment on quality of ‘Keitt’ mangos  J. Food Sci.
  • Padda, M.S., Cassandro V.T. do Amarante, R.M. Garcia, D.C. Slaughter, and E.J. Mitcham. 2011. Methods to analyze physico-chemical changes during mango ripening: A multivariate approach. Postharvest Biol. Technol.
  • Villalobos-Acuña, M.G., W.V. Biasi, S. Flores, C, Jiang, M.S. Reid, N.H. Willits, and E.J. Mitcham. 2011. Effect of maturity and cold storage on ethylene biosynthesis and ripening in ‘Bartlett’ pears treated after harvest with 1- MCP. Postharvest Bio. Technol. (59) 1-9. (59) 1-9. 
  • Villalobos-Acuña, M.G., W.V. Biasi, E.J. Mitcham, and D. Holcroft. 2011. Fruit temperature and ethylene modulate 1-MPC response to ‘Bartlett’ pears. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 60: 17-23.
  • Villalobos-Acuña, M.G., W.V. Biasi, S. Flores, R.B. Elkins, N.H. Willits, and E.J. Mitcham. 2010. Preharvest application of 1- methylcyclopropene influences fruit drop and storage potential of ‘Bartlett’ pears. HortScience 45:610-616.
  • Villalobos, M. and E.J. Mitcham. 2008. Ripening of European pears:  The chilling dilemma. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 49:187-200.
  • Ekman, J.H., M. Clayton, W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2004. Interactions between 1-MCP concentration, treatment interval and storage time for ‘Bartlett’ pears. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 31:127-136.
  • Clayton, M., W.V. Biasi, S. Southwick, and E.J. Mitcham. 2000. RetainTM affects 6 maturity and ripening of ‘Bartlett’ pear. HortScience 35:1294-1299.
  • Agar, I.T., W.V. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 2000. Cold storage duration influences ethylene biosynthesis and ripening of ‘Bartlett’ pears. HortScience 35:687-690.
  • Agar, I.T., W.V. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 2000. Temperature and exposure time during ethylene conditioning affect ripening of Bartlett pears. J. Agric. Food Chem. 48:165-170.
  • Agar, I.T., W.V. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 1999. Exogenous ethylene accelerates ripening response in Bartlett pears regardless of maturity or growing region. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 17:67-78.
  • Clayton, M., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 1999. Commercial ripening of cannery pears with ethylene. HortTechnology 9:416-420.
  • Mitcham, E.J., K.C. Gross and T.J Ng 1991. Ripening and cell wall synthesis in normal and mutant tomato fruit. Phytochemistry 30:1777-1780.
  • Mitcham, E.J., K.C. Gross, and T.J. Ng 1989 Tomato fruit cell wall synthesis during development and senescence. In vivo radiolabeling of wall fractions using [14C]sucrose. Plant Physiol. 89:477-481.
Calcium Deficiency Disorders
  • De Freitas, S.T. and E.J. Mitcham. 2013. Quality of pitaya fruit (Hylocereusundatus) as influenced by storage temperature and packaging. Scientia Agricola 70:1-6.
  • De Freitas, S.T., A.J. McElrone, K.A. Shackel, and E.J. Mitcham. 2013. Calcium partitioning and allocation and blossom-end rot development in tomato plants in response to whole-plant and fruit-specific abscisic acid treatments. J. Exp. Bot. doi:10.1093/jxb/ert364.
  • De Freitas, S.T., A.K Handa, Q. Wu, S. Park, and E.J. Mitcham. 2012. Role of pectin methylesterases in cellular calcium distribution and blossom-end rot development in tomato fruit. The Plant Journal 71: 824-835.
  • De Freitas, S.T., C.Z. Jiang, E.J. Mitcham. 2012. Mechanisms involved in calcium deficiency development in tomato fruit in response to gibberellins. J. Plant Growth Regul. 31:221-234.
  • De Freitas, S.T., K.A. Shackel, and E.J Mitcham. 2011. Abscisic acid triggers whole-plant and fruit-specific mechanisms to increase fruit calcium uptake and prevent blossom end rot development in tomato fruit. J. Exp. Bot. 62:2645-2656.
  • De Freitas, S.T., M.S. Padda, Q. Wu, S. Park, and E.J. Mitcham. 2011. Dynamic alterations in cellular and molecular components during blossom-end rot development in tomato expressing sCAX1, a constitutively active Ca²+/H+ antiporter from Arabidopsis. Plant Phys. 156:844-855.
  • De Freitas, S.T., Cassandro V.T. do Armarante, J.M. Labavitch, and E.J. Mitcham. 2010. Cellular approach to understand bitter pit development in apple fruit. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 57: 6-13.
Insect Control
  • Pupin, F., V., Bikoba, W.B. Biasi, G.M. Pedroso, Y. Ouyang, E.E. Grafton-Cardwell, and E.J. Mitcham. 2013. Postharvest control of western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and California Red Scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) with ethyl formate and its impact on citrus fruit quality. J. Econ. Entomol. 106:2341-2348.
  • Simpson, T., V. Bikoba, C. Tipping and E.J. Mitcham. 2007. Ethyl formate as a postharvest fumigant for selected pests of table grapes. J. Econ. Entomol. 100:1084-1090.
  • Wang, S., M. Monzon, J.A. Johnson, E.J. Mitcham and J. Tang. 2007. Industrial-scale radio frequency treatments for insect control in walnuts II: Insect mortality and product quality. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 45:247-253.

  • Wang, S., M. Monzon, J.A. Johnson, E.J. Mitcham and J. Tang. 2007. Industrial-scale radio frequency treatments for insect control in walnuts I:  Heating uniformity and energy efficiency. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 45:240-246.
  • Monzon, M.E., B. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 2007. Effect of radio frequency heating on the quality of ‘Fuyu’ persimmon fruit as a treatment for control of the Mexican fruit fly. HortScience 41:1-5.
  • Monzon, M.E., W. V. Biasi, T.L. Simpson, J. Johnson, X. Feng, D.C. Slaughter, and E.J. Mitcham. 2006. Effect of radio frequency heating as a potential quarantine treatment on the quality of ‘Bing’ sweet cherry fruit and mortality of codling moth larvae. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 40:197-203.
  • Mitcham, E., T. Martin and S. Zhou. 2006. Mode of action of insecticidal controlled atmospheres. Bull. Entomol. Res.96:213-222.
  • Wang, S.,  J. Tang,  T. Sun,  E.J. Mitcham,  T. Koral, S.L. Birla. 2006. Considerations in design of commercial radio frequency treatments for postharvest pest control in inshell walnuts  J. Food Eng. 77:304-312.
  • Wang, S., M. Monzon, Y. Gazit, J. Tang, E.J. Mitcham, and J.W. Armstrong. 2005. Temperature dependent dielectric properties of subtropical and tropical fruits with insects.  Trans ASAE 48(5):1873-1881.
  • Simpson, T., V. Bikoba and E.J. Mitcham. 2004. Effects of ethyl formate on fruit quality and target pest mortality for harvested strawberries. Postharvest Biology Technology 34:313-319.
  • Feng, X., J.D. Hansen, B. Biasi, J. Tang and E.J. Mitcham. 2004. Use of hot water treatment to control codling moths in harvested California ‘Bing’ sweet cherries. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 31:41-50.
  • Mitcham, E.J., R.H. Veltman, X. Feng , E. de Castro, J.A. Johnson, T.L. Simpson, W.V. Biasi ,S. Wang,  and J. Tang. 2004. Application of radio frequency treatments to control insects in in-shell walnuts. Postharvest Biology Technology 33:93-100.
  • Wang, S., J. Tang, J.A. Johnson, E. Mitcham, J.D. Hansen, G. Hallman, S.R. Drake, and Y. Wang. 2003. Dielectric properties of fruits and insect pests as related to radio frequency and microwave treatments. Biosystems Eng. 85:201-212.

  • Tang, J., S. Wang, J. Hansen, J. Johnson, E. Mitcham, S. Drake, and G. Hallman. 2003. Postharvest control of insect pests in nuts and fruits based on radio frequency energy. Acta Hort. 599: 175-181.
  • Tipping, C., V. Bikoba, G. Chander and E.J. Mitcham. 2003. Efficacy of Silwet-L-77 against several arthropod pests of table grapes. J. Econ. Entomol. 96:246-250.
  • Simpson, T., V. Bikoba and E.J. Mitcham. 2003.  Effects of acetaldehyde on fruit quality and target pest mortality for harvested strawberries. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 28:405-416
  • Wang, S., Tang, J., J.A. Johnson, E. Mitcham, J.D. Hansen, R.P. Cavalieri, J. Bower, and B. Biasi. 2003. Process protocols based on radio frequency energy to control field and storage pests in in-shell walnuts. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 26:265-273.
  • Mitcham, E. 2001. Quarantine issues in 2000. Acta Hortic. 553, 451-453.
  • Wang, S., J.N. Ikediala, J. Tang, J.D. Hansen, E. Mitcham, R. Mao, and B. Swanson. 2001. Radio frequency treatments to control codling moth in in-shell walnuts. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 22:29-38.
  • Mitcham, E., G. Mitchell, M.L. Arpaia, and A. Kader. 2001. Postharvest treatments for insect control. In:  Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Third Edition, DANR Publication #3311
  • Zhou, S., R.S. Criddle, and E.J. Mitcham. 2001. Metabolic response of Platynota stultana pupae under and after extended treatment with elevated CO2 and reduced O2 concentrations. J. Insect Physiol. 47:401-409.
  • Zhou, S., R.S. Criddle, and E.J. Mitcham. 2000. Metabolic response of Platynota stultana pupae to controlled atmospheres and its relation to insect mortality response. J. Insect Physiol. 46:1375-1385.
  • Perdue, D.O., E.J. Mitcham, and L.G. Neven. 1998. Transient expression of HSC70 in cherry fruit subjected to heat shock. J. Agric. Food Chem. 46:4447-4450.
  • Zhou, S. and E.J. Mitcham. 1998. Sequential controlled atmosphere treatments for quarantine control of Pacific spider mites (Acari:Tetranychidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 91:1427-1432.

  • Mitcham, E.J., M.M. Attia and W. Biasi. 1997. Tolerance of ‘Fuyu’ persimmons to low oxygen and high carbon dioxide atmospheres for insect disinfestation. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 10:155-160.
  • Mitcham, E.J., S. Zhou, and V. Bikoba. 1997. Controlled atmospheres for quarantine control of three pests of table grape. J. Econ. Entomol. 90 (5):1360-1370.
  • Neven, LG and EJ Mitcham. 1996. CATTS (Controlled Atmosphere Temperature Treatment System):  A novel tool for the development of quarantine treatments. Amer. Entomol. 42:56-59.
  • Mitcham, E.J., and R.E. McDonald. 1997. Effects of postharvest heat treatment on inner and outer tissue of mango fruit. Trop. Sci. 37:193-205.
  • Neven, LG and EJ Mitcham. 1996. CATTS (Controlled Atmosphere Temperature Treatment System):  A novel tool for the development of quarantine treatments. Amer. Entomol. 42:56-59.
  • Ahumada, M.H., E.J. Mitcham and D.G. Moore. 1996. Postharvest quality of ‘Thompson Seedless’ grapes after insecticidal controlled-atmosphere treatments. HortScience 31:833-836.
Physiological Disorders
  • Pesis, E., S.E Ebeler, S.T. de Freitas, M. Padda, and E.J. Mitcham. 2010. Anaerobic stress reduced apple bitter pit and scald. J. Sci. Food Agric. 90:2114-2123.
  • Pesis, E., A. Ibanez, M. Phu, E. Mitcham, S. Ebeler, and A. Dandekar. 2009. Superficial scald and bitter pit development in cold-stored transgenic apples suppressed for ethylene biosynthesis. J. Agric. Food Chem. 57: 2786-2792.
  • Whitaker, B.D., M. Villalobos-Acuña, E.J. Mitcham and J.P. Mattheis. 2009. Superficial scald susceptibility and farnesene metabolism in ‘Bartlett’ pears grown in California and Washington. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 53:43-50.
  • Pesis, E., A. Ibanez, M. Phu, E. Mitcham, S. Ebeler, and A. Dandekar. 2009. Superficial Scald and Bitter Pit Development in Cold-Stored Transgenic Apples Suppressed for Ethylene Biosynthesis. J. Agric. Food Chem. (in press)
  • De Castro, E., D. M Barrett, J.Jobling, E.J Mitcham. 2008. Biochemical Factors Associated with a CO2-Induced Flesh Browning Disorder of Pink Lady Apples. Postharvest Biology and Technology 48:182-191.
  • De Castro, E., B. Biasi, S. Tustin, D. Tanner, J. Jobling, E.J. Mitcham. 2007. Carbon Dioxide-induced Flesh Browning in Pink Lady Apples. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:713-719.
  • De Castro, E., B. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2007.  Quality of Pink Lady apples in relation to maturity at harvest, prestorage treatments, and controlled atmosphere during storage. HortScience 42:605-610.
  • Gonzalez, J.J., R.C. Valle, S. Bobroff, W.V. Biasi, E.J. Mitcham, and M.J. McCarthy. 2001. Detection and monitoring of internal browning development in ‘Fuji’ apples using MRI. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 22:179-188.
  • Volz, R.K., W.V. Biasi, J.A. Grant, and E.J. Mitcham. 1998. Prediction of controlled atmosphere-induced flesh browning in ‘Fuji’ apples. Postharvest Bio. Technol. 13:97-107.
  • Lau, O.L., C.L. Barden, S.M. Blankenship, P.M. Chen, E.A. Curry, J.R. DeEll, L. Lehman-Salada, E.J. Mitcham, R.K. Prange and C.B. Watkins. 1998. A North Americn cooperative survey of ‘Starkrimson Delicious’ apple responses to 0.7% O2 storage on superficial scald and other disorders. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 13:19-26.
  • Volz, R.K., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 1998. Fermentative volatile production in relation to carbon dioxide-induced flesh browning in ‘Fuji’ apple. HortScience 33:1231-1234.
  • Abdallah, A.Y., M.I. Gil, W. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 1997. Inhibition of superficial scald in apples by wounding: changes in lipids and phenolics. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 12:203-212.
  • Grant, J.,  E.J. Mitcham, B. Biasi, and S. Chinchiolo. 1996. Late harvest, high CO2 storage increase internal browning of Fuji apples. Calif. Agric. 50 (3):26-28.
Flavor Quality
  • Makkumrai, W., G. E. Anthon, H. Sivertsen, S.E. Ebeler, F. Negre-Zakharov, D. M. Barrett, and E.J. Mitcham. 2014. Effect of ethylene and temperature conditioning on sensory attributes and chemical composition of ‘Bartlett’ pears. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 97:44-61.
  • Makkumrai, W., H. Sivertsen, D. Sugar, S.E. Ebeler, F. Negre-Zakharov, and E.J. Mitcham. 2014. Effect of ethylene and temperature conditioning on sensory attributes and chemical composition of ‘Comice’ pears. J. Agric. Food Chem. 62:4988-5004.
  • Diehl, D, N. Sloan, C. Bruhn, A. Simonne, J. Brecht, E.J. Mitcham. 2013. Exploring produce industry attitudes: Relationships between postharvest handling, fruit flavor, and consumer purchasing. HortTechnology23(5):1-9.
  • Vallone, S., H. Sivertsen, G.E. Anthon, D.M Barrett, E.J. Mitcham, S.E Ebeler, and F. Zakharov. 2013. An integrated approach for flavour quality evaluation in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus group) during ripening. Food Chemistry 139: 171-183.
  • Clayton, M., W.V. Biasi, I.T. Agar, S.M. Southwick and E.J. Mitcham. 2006. Sensory quality of ‘Bing’ sweet cherries following preharvest treatment with hydrogen cyanamide, calcium ammonium nitrate or gibberellic acid. HortScience 41: 41:745-748.
Maintaining Quality
  • Blessington, T., C.G. Theofel, E.J. Mitcham, and L.J. Harris. 2013. Survival of foodborne pathogens on inshell walnuts. International Journal of Food Microbiology 166:341-348.
  • Gallardo, K.R., E.M. Kupferman, R.M. Beaudry, S.M. Blankenship, E.J. Mitcham, and C.B. Watkins. 2011. Market quality of Pacific Northwest pears. J. Food Dist. 42 (2) pg. 89-100.
  • Feng, X., W.V. Biasi and E.J. Mitcham. 2004. Effects of various coatings and antioxidants on skin browning of ‘Bartlett’ pears. J. Sci. Food Agric. 84:595-600.
  • Bower, J.H., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2003. Effects of ethylene and 1-MCP on the quality and storage life of strawberries. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 28:417-423.
  • Bower, J.H., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2003. Effect of ethylene in the storage environment on quality of ‘Bartlett’ pears. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 28:371-379.
  • Clayton, M., W.V. Biasi, I.T. Agar, S.M. Southwick and E.J. Mitcham. 2003. Postharvest quality of 'Bing' cherries following preharvest treatment with hydrogen cyanimide, calcium ammonium nitrate, or gibberellic acid. HortScience (in press).
  • Wszelaki, A.L. and E.J. Mitcham. 2003. Effect of combinations of hot water dips, biological control and controlled atmospheres for control of gray mold on harvested strawberries. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 27:255-264.
  • Clayton, M., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 2001. Effect of temperature management methods on firmness uniformity of commercially ripened cannery pears. Appl. Eng. Agr. 17:201-208.
  • Wszelaki, A.L. and E.J. Mitcham. 2000. Effects of superatmospheric oxygen on strawberry fruit quality and decay. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 20:125-133.
  • Ferguson, I.B., S. Ben-Yehoshua, E.J. Mitcham, and R.E. McDonald. 2000. Postharvest heat treatments:  introduction and workshop summary. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 21:1-6.
  • Mitcham, E.J., M. Clayton, and W.V. Biasi. 1998. Comparison of devices for measuring cherry fruit firmness. HortScience 33:723-727.
  • Holcroft, D.M. and E.J. Mitcham. 1996. Postharvest physiology and handling of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). Postharvest Biol. Technol. 9:265-281.
  • Mitchell, F.G., E. Mitcham, J.F. Thompson, and N. Welch. 1996. Handling strawberries for fresh market. ANR Publications. #2442.
Controlled/Modified Atmosphere
  • Macnish, A.J., M.S. Padda, F. Pupin, P.I Tsouvaltzis, A.I. Deltsidis, C.A. Sims, J.K Brecht, and E.J. Mitcham. 2012. Comparison of pallet cover systems to maintain strawberry fruit quality during transport. HortTechnology 22(4) 493-501.
  • Ahmadi, H., W.V. Biasi, and E.J. Mitcham. 1999. Control of brown rot decay of nectarines with 15% carbon dioxide atmospheres. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 124:708-712.
  • Youssef, S.E. and E.J. Mitcham. 1997. Hot water and controlled atmosphere storage for controlling brown rot of peaches and apricots. Egyptian J. Applied Sci. 12:96-114.
Fresh Cut
  • Ngamchuachit, P., H. K. Sivertsen, E. J. Mitcham, D. M. Barrett. 2014. Effectiveness of calcium chloride and calcium lactate on maintenance of textural and sensory qualities of fresh-cut mangos. J. Food Sci. 79:786-794.

Postdoctoral Research

  • Miller, W.R., E.J. Mitcham, R.E. McDonald and J.R. King. 1994. Postharvest storage quality of gamma-irradiated ‘Climax’ rabbiteye blueberries. HortScience 29:98-101.

  • Mitcham, E.J. and R.E. McDonald. 1993. Effects of quarantine heat treatment on mango fruit physiology. Acta Horticulturae 343:361-366

  • Mitcham, E.J. and R.E. McDonald. 1993.  Changes in grapefruit flavedo cell wall noncellulosic neutral sugar composition.  Phytochemistry 34:1235-1239.

  • McDonald, R.E., W.R. Miller, and E.J. Mitcham. 1993. Temperature as a  quarantine treatment of Caribbean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and its effect on product condition and quality. Florida Entomol. 76:218-224.

  • Mitcham, E.J. and R.E. McDonald. 1993. Respiration rate, internal atmosphere, and ethanol and acetaldehyde accumulation in heat-treated mango fruit. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 3:77-86.

  • Mitcham, E.J. and R.E. McDonald 1992. Cell wall modification during ripening of 'Keitt' and 'Tommy Atkins' mango fruit. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117:919-924.

  • Mitcham, E.J., R.E. McDonald 1992 Effect of high temperature on cell wall metabolism associated with tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) fruit ripening. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 1:257-264.

  • Mitcham, E.J., and R.E. McDonald 1991 Characterization of the ripening of carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) fruit. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 104:104-108.

Graduate Research

  • Mitcham, E.J., K.C. Gross, and B.P. Wasserman. 1991. Synthesis of uridinediphospho-[U-14C]-D-galacturonic acid by enzyme particulate fractions and purification via  high performance liquid chromatography. Phytochem. Analysis 2:112-115.

  • Mitcham, E.J., K.C. Gross and T.J Ng 1991. Ripening and cell wall synthesis in normal and mutant tomato fruit. Phytochemistry 30:1777-1780.

  • Mitcham, E.J., K.C. Gross, and T.J. Ng 1989 Tomato fruit cell wall synthesis during development and senescence. In vivo radiolabeling of wall fractions using [14C] sucrose. Plant Physiol. 89:477-481.

  • Mitcham-Butler, E.J., L.E. Hinesley, and D.M. Pharr. 1988. Effects of harvest date, storage temperature, and moisture status on postharvest needle retention of Fraser fir. J. Envion. Hort. 6:1-4.

  • Mitcham-Butler, E.J., L.E. Hinesley, and D.M. Pharr. 1987. Soluble carbohydrate concentration of Fraser fir foliage and its relationship to postharvest needle retention. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 112:672-676.