Specialist in Pomology
Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Postharvest Fruit Physiologist
The goal of my research program is to gain a better understanding of the orchard and postharvest factors that control fruit flavor and storage quality. I am applying genomic techniques to identify gene(s) responsible for fruit organoleptic characteristics (both desirable and undesirable), and investigating physiological disorders such as chilling injury. We are also using sensory techniques, such as trained panels and “in store” consumer tests, to describe fruit flavor characteristics.
Grad Group Affiliations
- Plant Biology
Specialties / Focus
- Cell and Developmental Biology
Honors and Awards
- National Peach Council Carol R. Miller Award.
- 1987 PhD Oregon State University
Ogundiwin, E.A., C.P. Peace, T.M. Gradziel, D.E. Parfitt, F.A. Bliss, and C.H. Crisosto. 2009. A fruit quality gene map of Prunus. BMC Genomics 10:587. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-587.
Terry, L.A., C.H. Crisosto and C.F. Forney. 2009. Small fruit and berries. Chapter 15, pp. 363-395. In: Yahia (ed.), Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities.
Crisosto, C.H. and D. Valero. 2008. Harvesting and postharvest handling of peaches for the fresh market. Chapter 22, pages 575-596. In: Layne and Bassi (eds.), The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses. CAB International..
Ogundiwin, E.A., C. Martí, J. Forment, C. Pons, A. Granell, T.M. Gradziel, C.P. Peace, and C.H. Crisosto. 2008. Development of ChillPeach genomic tools and identification of cold-responsive genes in peach fruit. Plant Molecular Biology. 68: 379-397.
Crisosto, C.H., G.M. Crisosto, G. Echeverria, and J. Puy. 2007. Segregation of plum and pluot cultivars according to their organoleptic characteristics. Postharvest Biology and Technology 44:271-276.
Manganaris, G.A., A.R. Vicente, and C.H. Crisosto. 2008. Effect of pre-harvest and post-harvest conditions and treatments on plum fruit quality. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 3(9), 10 pp. doi: 10.1079/PAVSNNR20083009.
Crisosto, C.H., S. Lurie and J. Retamales. 2009. Stone fruit. Chapter 13, pp. 287-315. In: Yahia (ed.), Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities.
Crisosto, C.H. and G. Costa. 2008. Preharvest factors affecting peach quality. Chapter 20, pages 536-549. In: Layne and Bassi (eds.), The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses. CAB International.