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Xiuxiu Sun
Research Food Technologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Antifungal efficiency and mechanisms of ethyl ferulate against postharvest pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shu, C., Sun, X.N., Jiankang, C., Samir, D., Weibo, J. 2024. Antifungal efficiency and mechanisms of ethyl ferulate against postharvest pathogens. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2024.110710.
Physiochemical and sensory properties of a turmeric, ginger, and pineapple functional beverage with effects of pulp content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yusufali, Z.A., Follett, P.A., Wall, M.M., Sun, X.N. 2024. Physiochemical and sensory properties of a turmeric, ginger, and pineapple functional beverage with effects of pulp content. Journal of Functional Foods. 13(718). https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13050718.
Effect of X-ray irradiation and carnauba wax coating on quality of lime (Citrus latifolia Tan.) fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Follett, P.A., Shu, C., Yusufali, Z.A., Bai, J., Wall, M.M. 2024. Effect of X-ray irradiation and carnauba wax coating on quality of lime (Citrus latifolia Tan.) fruit. HortScience. 59(5):684–690. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI17743-24.
Chitosan coating incorporated with carvacrol improves postharvest guava (Psidium guavaja) quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shu, C., Kim-Lee, B., Sun, X.N. 2024. Chitosan coating incorporated with carvacrol improves postharvest guava (Psidium guavaja) quality. Horticulturae. 10(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae10010080.
Chemical and genetic basis of orange flavor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, Z., Jeffries, K.A., Sun, X.N., Olmedo, G., Zhao, W., Mattia, M.R., Stover, E., Manthey, J., Baldwin, E., Lee, S., Gmitter, F., Plotto, A., Bai, J. Chemical and genetic basis of orange flavor. Science Advances. 10(9). 2024. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adk2051.
Effect of humidity triggered controlled-release 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on postharvest quality and safety of papaya fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shu, C., Wall, M.M., Follett, P.A., Sugimoto, N., Bai, J., Sun, X.N. 2023. Effect of humidity triggered controlled-release 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on postharvest quality and safety of papaya fruit. Horticulturae. 9(10). Article 1062. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae9101062.
Postharvest quality of kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) after x-ray irradiation quarantine treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Follett, P.A., Postler, M.L., Wall, M.M. 2023. Postharvest quality of kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) after x-ray irradiation quarantine treatment. HortScience. 58(9):1045-1048. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI17284-23.
Developments in packaging techniques and their assessment for assuring the safety of fresh produce - ()
Bai, J., Sun, X.N., Olmedo, G. 2023. Developments in packaging techniques and their assessment for assuring the safety of fresh produce. Book Chapter. 10:281-326. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2023.0121.17.
Physical, chemical, and sensory properties of a turmeric-fortified pineapple juice beverage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Follett, P.A., Wall, M.M., Duff, K.S., Wu, X., Shu, C., Plotto, A., Liang, P., Stockton, D.G. 2023. Physical, chemical, and sensory properties of a turmeric-fortified pineapple juice beverage. Foods. 12(12). Article 2323. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12122323.
Generation, mechanisms, kinetics, and effects of gaseous chlorine dioxide in food preservation - ()
Zhang, Y., Qiu, J., Yang, K., Lu, Y., Xu, Z., Yang, H., Xu, Y., Wang, L., Lin, Y., Tong, X., He, J., Xiao, Y., Sun, X.N., Huang, R., Yu, X., Zhong, T. 2023. Generation, mechanisms, kinetics, and effects of gaseous chlorine dioxide in food preservation. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 22(4):3105-3129. https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.13177.
Can mandarins be blended with orange juice and still maintain orange juice flavor? - (Abstract Only)
Potential Citrus hybrids tolerant to HLB for orange juice - (Abstract Only)
Effect of chitosan coating containing carvacrol on postharvest quality of guava fruit - (Abstract Only)
Effect of pectin coatings containing trans-cinnamaldehyde on the postharvest quality of rambutan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Wall, M.M., Follett, P.A., Liang, P., Xu, S., Zhong, T. 2022. Effect of pectin coatings containing trans-cinnamaldehyde on the postharvest quality of rambutan. HortScience. 58(1):11-15. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16923-22.
Nondestructive detection and grading of flesh translucency in pineapples with visible and near-infrared spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, S., Ren, J., Lu, H., Wang, X., Sun, X.N., Liang, X. 2022. Nondestructive detection and grading of flesh translucency in pineapples with visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2022.112029.
Effect of preprocessing storage temperature and time on the physiochemical properties of winter melon juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Baldwin, E., Manthey, J.A., Dorado, C., Rivera, T., Bai, J. 2022. Effect of preprocessing storage temperature and time on the physiochemical properties of winter melon juice. Journal of Food Quality. 2022. Article 3237639. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/3237639.
Citrus hybrids tolerant to Huanglongbing for processed orange juice - (Abstract Only)
Nano- and micro-sized carnauba wax emulsions-based coatings incorporated with ginger essential oil and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose on papaya: Preservation of quality and delay of Post-harvest fruit decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miranda, M., Sun, X.N., Marin, A., dos Santos, L., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Garrido Assis, O.B., Ferreira, M.D., Baldwin, E. 2022. Nano- and micro-sized carnauba wax emulsions-based coatings incorporated with ginger essential oil and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose on papaya: Preservation of quality and delay of Post-harvest fruit decay. Food Chemistry. 13. Article 100249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2022.100249.
Application of natural antimicrobials for the preservation of fresh produce - (Abstract Only)
The effect of controlled-release carvacrol on safety and quality of blueberries stored in perforated packaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Plotto, A., Zhong, T., Ference, C.M., Bai, J. The effect of controlled-release carvacrol on safety and quality of blueberries stored in perforated packaging. Foods. 10:1487. 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10071487.
The potential of gaseous chlorine dioxide for the control of citrus postharvest stem-end rot caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhong, T., Zhang, J., Sun, X.N., Kou, J., Zhang, Z., Bai, J., Ritenout, M. 2021. The potential of gaseous chlorine dioxide for the control of citrus postharvest stem-end rot caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Plant Disease. 105:3426-3432. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-20-0407-RE.
Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Yang, H., Zhao, W., Bourcier, E., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Irey, M., Bai, J. 2021. Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.611449.
Field evaluation of chemotherapy on hlb-affected citrus trees with emphasis on fruit yield and quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, M., Karuppaiya, P., Zheng, D., Sun, X.N., Bai, J., Ferrarezi, R., Powell, C., Duan, Y. 2021. Field evaluation of chemotherapy on hlb-affected citrus trees with emphasis on fruit yield and quality. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12:611287. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.611287.
Edible coatings as carriers of antibrowning compounds to maintain appealing appearance of fresh-cut mango - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marin, A., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Wood, D.R., Ference, C.M., Sun, X.N., Brecht, J., Plotto, A. 2021. Edible coatings as carriers of antibrowning compounds to maintain appealing appearance of fresh-cut mango. HortTechnology. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04687-20.
Nano- and micro- carnauba wax emulsions versus shellac protective coatings on postharvest citrus quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miranda, M., Sun, X.N., Ference, C.M., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Wood, D.R., Assis, O., Ferreira, M., Baldwin, E.A. 2021. Nano- and micro- carnauba wax emulsions versus shellac protective coatings on postharvest citrus quality. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 146(1):40-49. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04972-20.
Microencapsulation of tangeretin in a citrus pectin mixture matrix - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Manthey, J.A., Hunter, W.B., Bai, J. 2020. Microencapsulation of tangeretin in a citrus pectin mixture matrix. Foods. 9:1200. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9091200.
Optimizing essential oil application to prevent postharvest decay in strawberries - (Proceedings)
Marin, A., Sun, X.N., Miranda, M., Ference, C.M., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Ritenour, M., Zhang, J., Plotto, A. 2020. Optimizing essential oil application to prevent postharvest decay in strawberries. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 132:185-188.
Accelerating implementation of HLB tolerant hybrids as new commercial cultivars for fresh and processed citrus - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, E.A., Stover, E.W., Driggers, R.E., Bai, J., Manthey, J.A., Sun, X.N., Ference, C.M., Plotto, A. 2020. Accelerating implementation of HLB tolerant hybrids as new commercial cultivars for fresh and processed citrus. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 132:177-181.
Low inlet air temperature spray-drying for improved encapsulation of carvacrol in a pectin/sodium alginate matrix - (Proceedings)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Bai, J. 2019. Low inlet air temperature spray-drying for improved encapsulation of carvacrol in a pectin/sodium alginate matrix. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 132:182-184.
Effect of mono and bilayer of carnauba wax based nano-emulsion and HPMC coatings on post-harvest quality of 'Redtainung' papaya - (Proceedings)
Miranda, M., Marin, A., Sun, X.N., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Assis, O., Ferreira, M., Baldwin, E.A. 2019. Effect of mono and bilayer of carnauba wax based nano-emulsion and HPMC coatings on post-harvest quality of 'Redtainung' papaya. International Symposium on Agricultural & Food Processing Wastes Proceeding. 1:705-709.
Effect of spray-drying temperature on physicochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of pectin/sodium alginate microencapsulated carvacrol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Bai, J. 2020. Effect of spray-drying temperature on physicochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of pectin/sodium alginate microencapsulated carvacrol. Food Hydrocolloids. 100:105420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.105420.
Modified humidity clamshells to reduce moisture loss and extend storage life of small fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A., Tsantili, E., Plotto, A., Sun, X.N., Wang, L., Kafkaletou, M., Wang, Z., Narciso, J., Zhao, W., Xu, S., Seavert, C., Yang, W. 2019. Modified humidity clamshells to reduce moisture loss and extend storage life of small fruits. Journal of Food Packaging and Shelf Life. 22:100376. 10.1016/j.fpsl.2019.100376.
Effect of ginger essential oil on citrus fruit decay when applied in a nano-emulsion coating - (Abstract Only)
Microencapsulation and antimicrobial activity of carvacrol in a pectin-alginate matrix - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Bai, J. 2019. Microencapsulation and antimicrobial activity of carvacrol in a pectin-alginate matrix. Food Hydrocolloids. 92:69-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.01.006.
Applications of gaseous chlorine dioxide on postharvest handling and storage of fruits and vegetables – A review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J. 2019. Applications of gaseous chlorine dioxide on postharvest handling and storage of fruits and vegetables – A review. Food Control. 95:18-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.07.044.