BiographyI am a Professor of Crop Science, at the Department of Life Sciences and the Biotechnology Centre, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. I, first received my BSc, MSc and Doctorate of Natural Sciences (PhD) from the Institut National Agronomique (Algiers, Algeria), and Doctor in Agricultural Sciences (PhD) from Kagoshima University, Japan. After few years teaching in Algeria, I joined INRA, Avignon (France) as Postdoctoral Scientist from 1995 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to 2007, I worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Rakuno Gakuen, Ebetsu (Japan) and a Research Associate in Hokkaido University from 2005 to 2007. I joined the staff of the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in 2008, and continue working on horticultural science.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Pre- and Post-Harvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fresh Crops.
Post-harvest Metabolomics of Fresh Crops.
Nutraceuticals of Fresh Crops
Published: Sep 10, 2016 by International Journal of Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
Authors: Dillon, W.D. and Benkeblia, N.
Subjects: Agricultural Science
The effects of gibberellic acid (150 and 300 mg/L) and calcium chloride (40 g/L) on chlorophylls a and b, carotenoids,total phenolic compounds, colour and physiological weight losses of white cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) duringstorage at 10 ± 1 °C were investigated. Results showed that chlorophyll a and total phenolic compounds decreased in allsamples and no significant difference was noted between treated heads and control.