Efficiency of essential oils and nano-malate in reduction of ethylene production and extension of vase life of cut Eustoma grandiflorum Mariachii. cv. Blue flowers

Authors

  • Vahid Abdossi Department of Horticulture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
  • Farshid Esmaeili Department of Horticulture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
  • Mohsen Kazemi Department of Horticulture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v44i3.38556

Keywords:

Cut flower, Thyme oil, Nano-malate, Preservative solution

Abstract

The effect of essential oils and nano-malate in extending the vase-life of Eustoma grandiflorum Mariachii. cv. Blue flower was investigated. The treatment with 3 mM nano-malate increased flower longevity as compared to control. Nano-malate treatment increased chlorophyll, proline and carbohydrate content and membrane stability, while descreasing ACO (ACC-oxidase activity) and MDA (malondialdehyde) content and delay of senescence and peroxidation of lipids. Thyme oil was slightly effective significantly. The application of nano-malate as preservative solutions for E. grandiflorum flowers maintained the vase life of flowers for a longer period.

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Published

2018-10-13

How to Cite

Abdossi, V., Esmaeili, F., & Kazemi, M. (2018). Efficiency of essential oils and nano-malate in reduction of ethylene production and extension of vase life of cut Eustoma grandiflorum Mariachii. cv. Blue flowers. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 44(3), 465–468. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v44i3.38556

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Short Communications