1. Biophotonic approach for the characterization of initial bitter-rot progression on apple specimens using optical coherence tomography assessments

    Biophotonic approach for the characterization of initial bitter-rot progression on apple specimens using optical coherence tomography assessments

    The tremendous advances achieved in the biophotonics technologies have intensified the necessity for non-invasive modalities that can characterize diverse biological materials with increased sensitivity and resolution. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is one of the techniques that has been applied for biological applications in medicine and agriculture to identify structural properties. Herein, we report the successful incorporation of OCT for the identification of morphological changes that occur as a result of the bitter rot disease, through continuous detection of structural changes. Detailed inner morphological structural changes occurring in fruit specimens were precisely analyzed as a function of the disease incubation period ...

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