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Postharvest B&T jun16Early identification of potato storage disease using an array of metal-oxide based gas sensors
Massimo F Rutolo, Daciana Iliescu, John P Clarkson, James A Covington

Soft rot is a widespread potato tuber disease that causes substantial losses each year to the UK potato industry. This work explored the possibility for the early detection and monitoring of this disease by means of gas sensing in a laboratory setting. The results showed discrimination between uninfected and diseased tubers following analysis of 40 potato tuber samples for each of the two time points with a commercial array of 12 MOX sensors (AlphaMOS Fox3000).

Postharvest Biology & Technology. June 2016
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