MEMBER

Fernando L. Finger
Research Areas
Ripening and Senescence Control of Perishable Organs


Presentation

Professor Fernando Luiz Finger, B.S. in Agronomy by the Federal University of Pelotas in 1982, Master in Plant Physiology by Federal University of Viçosa in 1985 and Ph.D. in Horticulture by The Ohio State University in 1993.

Contact:

Departamento de Fitotecnia/UFV

36570-900, Viçosa, MG, Brazil

Phone: +55 (31) 3899-1128

Current projects include
  • Postharvest physiology of horticultural products, with specific interest on  metabolism and action of ethylene in flowers and ornamental plants.
  • Breeding and physiology of senescence in ornamental plants of Capsicum
  •  Metabolism of carbohydrates in tubers (potato, arracacha, sugarbeet).
  • Effects of postharvest stresses on shelf life of vegetables.
Selected Publications
DA COSTA, LUCAS CAVALCANTE ; FINGER, FERNANDO LUIZ .
Flower opening and vase life of gladiolus cultivars: the sensitivity to ethylene and the carbohydrate content.
Ornamental Horticulture, 2016.
SILVA, A.R.; CECON, P.R.; DIAS, C.T.S.; PUIATTI, M.; FINGER, F.L.; CARNEIRO, A.P.S.
Morphological phenotypic dispersion of garlic cultivars by cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling.
Scientia Agricola, 2014.
FERRAREZE, J.P.; FUGATE, K.K.; BOLTON, M.D.; DECKARD, E.L.; CAMPBELL, L.G.; FINGER, F.L.
Jasmonic acid does not increase oxidative defense mechanisms or common defense-related enzymes in postharvest sugarbeet roots.
Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2013.
FUGATE, K.K.; FERRAREZE, J.P.; BOLTON, M.D.; DECKARD, E.L.; CAMPBELL, L.G.; FINGER, F.L.
Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces storage rots in water-stressed but not unstressed sugarbeet roots.
Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2013.
SANTOS, J.S.; FINGER, F.L.; MAPELI, A.M.; KARSTEN, J.; MENDES, T.D.C.; BARBOSA, J.G.
Longevity of Epidendrum ibaguense inflorescences influenced by the storage temperature and ethylene inhibitor.
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 2012.
COSTA, A.S.; NOGUEIRA, L.C.; SANTOS, V.F.; FINGER, F.L.; CAMARA, T.R.; LOGES, V.; WILLADINO, L.
Characterization of symptoms of senescence and chilling injury on inflorescences of Heliconia bihai (L.) cv. Lobster Claw and cv. Halloween.
Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2011.
RÊGO, E.R.; RÊGO, M.M.; CRUZ, C.D.; FINGER, F.L.; CASALI, V.W.D.
Phenotypic diversity, correlation and importance of variables for fruit quality and yield in Brazilian peppers (Capsicum baccatum).
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 2011.
FINGER, F.L.; LANNES, S.D.; SCHUELTER, A.R.; DOEGE, J.C.; COMERLATO, A.P.; GONÇALVES, L.S.A.; FERREIRA, F.R.A.; CLOVIS, L.R.; SCAPIM, C.A.
Genetic diversity of Capsicum chinensis (Solanaceae) accessions based on molecular markers and morphological and agronomic traits.
Genetics and Molecular Research, 2010.