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Fresh out of the lab

  • Almeida, D.P.F. & Gomes, M.H. Physicochemical quality, macronutrients, and dietary fiber in apples from the Protected Geographical Indication ‘Maçã de Alcobaça’, Portugal. European Journal of Horticultural Science (accepted).

  • Severino, P. & Almeida, D. 2017. Food Defense. Sistemas de gestão contra o terrorismo alimentar. [Food defense. Management systems against food terrorism, in Portuguese]. Publindústria, Porto.

  • Saquet, A.A. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2017. Ripening physiology and biochemistry of ‘Rocha’ pear as affected by ethylene inhibition. Postharvest Biology and Technology 125: 161-167.​

  • Saquet, A.A. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2017. Internal disorders of ‘Rocha’ pear affected by oxygen partial pressure and inhibition of ethylene action. Postharvest Biology and Technology 128: 54–62.

  • Saquet, A.A., Streif, J. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2017. Responses of 'Rocha' pear to delayed controlled atmosphere storage depend on oxygen partial pressure. Scientia Horticulturae 222: 17–21.

 

Scientific publications

  • Almeida, D.P.F, Gião, M.S., Pintado, P. & Gomes, M.H. Bioactive phytochemicals in apple cultivars from the Portuguese Protected Geographical Indication “Maçã de Alcobaça”: Basis for market segmentation. International Journal of Food Properties. DOI: 10.1080/10942912.2016.1233431.

  • Gonçalves, R.G., Couto, J. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. On-tree maturity control of peach cultivars: comparison between destructive and nondestructive harvest indices. Scientia Horticulturae 209: 293–299.

  • Almeida, D.P.F., Carvalho, R. & Dupille, E. 2016. Efficacy of 1-methylcyclopropene on the mitigation of storage disorders of ‘Rocha’ pear under normal refrigerated and controlled atmospheres. Food Science and Technology International 22: 399–409.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Lysophospholipids and Postharvest Quality of Fruits, Vegetables, and Cut Flowers. Chapter 8. Pareek, S. (Ed). Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops. CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 239-256. ISBN 9781498703802.

  • Couto, C.E., Alegria, C. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Chlorophyll degradation in leafy vegetable matrices: effect of raw material. 13.º Encontro de Química dos Alimentos, Porto, 14-16 de setembro, 4 p.

  • Alcéo, R. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Sensory and instrumental assessment of strawberry quality during shelf-life at different temperatures. 13.º Encontro de Química dos Alimentos, Porto, 14-16 de setembro, 4 p.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Efeito da fertilização nos teores de ácido ascórbico e de açúcares redutores de batata produzida no modo de produção biológico. Actas Portuguesas de Horticultura 25: 28-31.

  • Saquet, A., Streif, J., Cristóvão, L., Carreira, P. & Almeida, D. 2016. Experimental device to study temperature effects on food quality. Advances in Refrigeration Sciences and Technologies, Volume VIII, 8 pp.

  • Saquet, A., Barbosa, A. & Almeida, D. 2016. Cooling rates of fruits and vegetables. Advances in Refrigeration Sciences and Technologies, Volume VIII, 5 pp.

  • Oliveira, A., Alexandre, E.M.C., Coelho, M., Barros, R.M., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2016. Peach polyphenol and carotenoid content as affected by frozen storage and pasteurization. LWT - Food Science and Technology 66: 361-368.

  • Carvalho, D.R.A., Fanourakis, D., Correia, M.J., Monteiro, J.A., Araújo-Alves, J.P.L., Almeida, D.P.F., Vasconcelos, M.W., Heuvelink, E. & Carvalho, S.M.P. 2016. Root-to-shoot ABA signaling does not contribute to genotypic variation in stomatal functioning induced by high relative air humidity. Environmental and Experimental Botany 123: 13-21.

  • Oliveira, A., Coelho, M., Alexandre, E.M.C., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Long-term frozen storage and pasteurization effects on strawberry polyphenols content. Food and Bioprocess Technology 8: 1838-1844.

  • Carvalho, D.R.A., Torre, S., Kraniotis, D., Almeida, D.P.F., Heuvelink, E. & Carvalho, S.M.P. 2015. Elevated air movement enhances stomatal sensitivity to abscisic acid in leaves developed at high relative air humidity. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:383. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00383;

  • Oliveira, A. Gomes, M.H., Alexandre, E.M.C Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Impact of pH on the phytochemical profile of pasteurized peach purée during storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62: 12075–12081;

  • Gago, C.M.L., Miguel, M.G., Cavaco, A.M., Almeida, D.P.F. & Antunes, M.D.C. 2015. Combined effect of temperature and controlled atmosphere on storage and shelf-life of ‘Rocha’ pear treated with 1-methylcyclopropene. Food Science and Technology International 21: 94-103;

  • Oliveira, A.; Alexandre, E.M.C.; Coelho, M.; Gomes, M.H.; Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Effect of modified atmosphere on polyphenols during storage of pasteurized strawberry purés. LWT - Food Science and Technology 60: 377-384;

  • Oliveira, A., Alexandre, E.M.C., Coelho, M., Lopes, C., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Incorporation of strawberries preparation in yoghurt: impact on phytochemicals and milk proteins. Food Chemistry 171: 370–378;

  • Oliveira, A., Gomes, M.H., Alexandre, E.M.C., Poças, F., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Phytochemicals preservation in strawberry as affected by pH modulation. Food Chemistry 170: 74–83;

  • Carvalho, D.R.A., Torre, S., Vasconcelos, M.W., Almeida, D.P.F., Heuvelink, E. & Carvalho, S.M.P. 2015. Effects of air humidity and air movement on growth, visual quality and post-production stress tolerance of pot rose ‘Toril’. Acta Horticulturae 1064: 274-278;

  • Costa, D.V.T.A., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Effect of atmosphere composition on phenolic phytochemicals of two cultivars of Northern Highbush blueberry. Acta Horticulturae 1071: 675-679;

  • Almeida, D.P.F., Carvalho, R. & Dupille, E. 2015. Efficacy of 1-methylcyclopropene (SmartFreshTM) on quality retention of ‘Rocha’ pear during long-term storage under controlled atmosphere. Acta Horticulturae 1079: 115-120.

  • Oliveira, A.; Coelho, M.; Alexandre, E.M.C.; Gomes, M.H.; Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2015. Effect of modified atmosphere on phytochemical profile of pasteurized peach purees. LWT - Food Science and Technology 64: 520-527.

  • Gomes, M.H., Vieira, T., Fundo, J. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2014. Polyphenoloxidase activity and browning in fresh-cut 'Rocha' pear as affected by pH, phenolic substrates, and antibrowning additives. Postharvest Biology and Technology 91: 32-38;

  • Oliveira, A., Almeida, D.P.F. & Pintado, M. 2014. Changes in phenolic compounds during storage of pasteurized strawberry. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 7: 1840-1846;

  • Costa, D.V.T.A., Pintado, M. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2014. Postharvest ethylene application affects anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity of blueberry cultivars. Acta Horticulturae 1017: 525-530;

  • Almeida, D.P.F., Gomes, M.H. & Pintado, M. 2014. Polysaccharide composition of dietary fiber and cell walls from ‘Rocha’ pear at two ripening stages. Acta Horticulturae 1040: 23-29.

  • Pérez-Gregorio, M.R., Regueiro, J., Simal-Gándara, J., Rodrigues, A.S. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2013. Increasing the added-value of onions as a source of antioxidant flavonoids: a critical review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 54: 1050-1062;

  • Amaro, A.L. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2013. Lysophosphatidylethanolamine effects on horticultural commodities: A review. Postharvest Biology and Technology 78: 92-102;

  • Amaro, A.L., Fundo, J.F., Oliveira, A., Beaulieu, J.C., Fernández-Trujillo, J.P. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2013. 1-Methylcyclopropene effects on temporal changes in aroma volatiles and phytochemicals of fresh-cut cantaloupe. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 93: 828-837;

  • Oliveira, A., Pintado, M. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of peach as affected by pasteurization and storage duration. LWT- Food Science and Technology 49: 202-207;

  • Gomes, M.H., Fundo, J.F., Poças, M.F. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Quality changes in fresh-cut 'Rocha' pear as affected by oxygen levels in modified atmosphere packaging and the pH of antibrowning additive. Postharvest Biology and Technology 74: 62-70;

  • Gomes, M.H., Beaudry, R. & Almeida D.P.F. 2012. Influence of oxygen and temperature on the respiration rate of fresh-cut cantaloupe and implications for modified atmosphere packaging. HortScience 47: 1113-1116;

  • Fanourakis, D., Carvalho, S.M.P., Almeida, D.P.F., van Kooten, O., van Doorn, W.G. & Heuvelink, E. 2012. Postharvest water relations in cut rose cultivars with contrasting sensitivity to high relative air humidity during growth. Postharvest Biology and Technology 64: 64–73;

  • Amaro, A.; Beaulieu, J.; Grimm, C.; Stein, R. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Effect of oxygen on aroma volatiles and quality of fresh-cut cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Food Chemistry 130: 49-57.

  • Queirós, F., Rodrigues, J.A., Almeida, J.M., Almeida, D.P.F. & Fidalgo, F. 2011. Differential responses of the antioxidant defence system and ultrastructure in a salt-adapted potato cell line. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 49: 1410-1419;

  • Fanourakis, D., Carvalho, S.M.P., Almeida, D.P.F. & Heuvelink, E. 2011. Avoiding high relative air humidity during critical stages of leaf ontogeny is decisive for stomatal functioning. Physiologia Plantarum 142: 274-286;

  • Almeida, D.P.F. & Huber, D.J. 2011. Autolysis of cell walls from polygalacturonase-antisense tomato fruit in simulated apoplastic solutions. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 49: 617-622;

  • Rodrigues, A.S., Pérez-Gregorio, M.R., García-Falcón, M.S., Simal-Gándara, J. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2011. Effect of meteorological conditions on antioxidant flavonoids in Portuguese cultivars of white and red onions. Food Chemistry 124: 303-308;

  • Almeida, D.P.F., Cardoso, M., Cerdeira, A., Borges, A., Gião, M.S. & Pintado, M.E. 2012. Antioxidant activity of pulp and peel of apples extracts evaluated by bacteriophage and DNA protection methods. Acta Horticulturae 939: 105-111;

  • Fanourakis, D., Carvalho, D.R.A., Gitonga, V., Almeida, D.P.F., van Heusden, A., Heuvelink, E. & Carvalho, S.M.P. 2012. Breeding cut roses for better keeping quality: first steps. Acta Horticulturae 937:875-882;

  • Queiróz, F., Almeida, J.M., Fidalgo, F. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Assessment of genetic variation in potato callus tissue under salinity using RAPD markers. Acta Horticulturae 935: 177-184

  • Rodrigues, A.S., Almeida, D.P.F., García-Falcón, M.S., Simal-Gándara, J. & Pérez-Gregorio, M.R. 2012. Postharvest storage systems affect phytochemical content and quality of traditional Portuguese onion cultivars. Acta Horticulturae 934: 1327-1334;

  • Costa, J.M., Palha, M.G., Ferreira, M.E., Vargues, A. & Almeida D.P.F. 2012. Protected cultivation in Portugal: an investment for the 21st century? Acta Horticulturae 927: 139-147;

  • Gomes, M.H., Vieira, T., Fundo, J.F. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Polyphenoloxidase activity and tissue browning in fresh-cut ‘Rocha’ pear as affected by pH and phenolic substrate. Acta Horticulturae 934: 591-597;

  • Amaro, A.L., Fundo, J.F., Beaulieu, J.C., Stein, R.E., Fernández-Trujillo, J. P. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2012. Lysophosphatidylethanolamine effects upon volatiles and quality of fresh-cut cantaloupe melon. Acta Horticulturae 934: 959-965.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2011. Asian crops in Renaissance Europe as a result of the Discoveries: Bypassing the Silk Road. Acta Horticulturae 916: 83-92.

  • Pérez-Gregorio, R.M., García-Falcón, M.S., Simal-Gándara, J. Rodrigues, A.S. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Identification and quantification of flavonoids in traditional cultivars of red and white onions at harvest. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 23: 592-598;

  • Gomes, M.H., Fundo, J.F., Santos, S. Amaro, A.L. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Hydrogen ion concentration affects quality retention and modifies the effect of calcium additives on fresh-cut 'Rocha' pear. Postharvest Biology and Technology 58: 239-246;

  • Gomes, M.H.T., Carvalho, S.M.P. & de Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Pectin solubility and water relations during vase life of cut flowers. HorticultureEnvironment, and Biotechnology 51:262-268;

  • Almeida, D.P.F. & Huber, D.J. 2010. Chilling-induced changes in the apoplastic solution of tomato pericarp. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 85: 312-316;

  • Almeida, D.P.F. & Huber, D.J. 2010. Differing patterns of pectin disassembly and pericarp softening in ripening and chill-injured tomato fruit with downregulated polygalacturonase activity. Journal of Food Biochemistry 34: 368-381;

  • Rodrigues, A.S., Pérez-Gregorio, M.R., García-Falcón, M.S., Simal-Gándara, J. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Effect of post-harvest practices on flavonoid content of red and white onion cultivars. Food Control 21: 878-884;

  • Gomes, M.H., Beaudry, R.M., Almeida, D.P.F. & Malcata, F.X. 2010. Modelling respiration of packaged fresh-cut 'Rocha' pear as affected by oxygen concentration and temperature. Journal of Food Engineering 96: 74-79;

  • Silva, F.J.P., Gomes, M.H., Fidalgo, F., Rodrigues, J.A. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Antioxidant properties and fruit quality during long-term storage of ‘Rocha’ pear: Effects of maturity and storage conditions. Journal of Food Quality 33: 1-20. 

  • Gomes, M.H., Fundo, J., Obando-Ulloa, J.M, Fernández-Trujillo, J.P. & Almeida, D.P.F. 2010. Genetic background of quality and cell wall changes in fresh-cut melons. Acta Horticulturae 877: 1011-1018.

  • Amaro, A.L., Almeida, D.P.F., Malcata, F.X., Beaulieu, J.C. & Stein, R.E. 2010. Volatile composition and quality of fresh-cut Cucumis melo var Cantaloupensis and Inodorus, as affected by modified and controlled atmospheres. Acta Horticulturae 877: 603-609.