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www.leaf.tv/articles/what-makes-fruits-vegetables-rot

From the moment a fruit or vegetable is harvested, it begins to decay. ... The bacteria, molds and yeasts that cause spoilage in plant foods need water and ...

chestofbooks.com/food/science/Eating-To-Live/How-And-Why-Fruits-Decay.html

The riper fruit gets, short of decay, the sweeter it gets, not because the cane sugar ... Different species of fungi cause this rotting of the fruit, and the three ...

www.fao.org/docrep/V5030E/V5030E08.htm

A summary of overall deterioration reactions in fruits and vegetables is ... Almost any type of food processing or storage causes some deterioration of the .... of decay processes due to creation of higher temperatures and moisture levels.

www.livestrong.com/article/508935-why-do-fruits-vegetables-go-bad

Jul 1, 2015 ... Most fruits and vegetables go bad because of damage caused by ... Microorganisms speed produce deterioration through structural decay.

agriinfo.in/default.aspx?page=topic&superid=2&topicid=2046

Nature and Causes of Deterioration in Fruits and Vegetables. ... It is estimated that 36% of the vegetable decay is caused by soft rot bacteria. Obviously, the ...

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2818.1844.tb04626.x/pdf

I KNOW not whether the cause of the rapid decay of fruits, more especially of those of the apple tribe, which I am about to relate, has been ere this promulgated ...

dialogue.tfrec.wsu.edu/decay/disease-origins

Symptoms of postharvest diseases develop during storage, but infection of fruit by decay-causing pathogens may occur prior to harvest, at harvest, or during the  ...

www.science-sparks.com/2012/03/05/rotting-apples

Mar 5, 2012 ... Have you ever noticed that if you leave an apple (or any fruit ) for too ... the growth and reproduction of microorganisms stopping the decay.

www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/Fruit/blueberryinfo/berryrots.htm

May 29, 1997 ... Fruit rot diseases of blueberry are usually caused by fungi. ... Postharvest decay is a serious problem in marketing channels on fruit from all ...