1. bookVolume 27 (2019): Issue 1 (June 2019)
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Silica Nanoparticles Enhances Physio-Biochemical Characters and Postharvest Quality of Rosa hybrida L. Cut Flowers

Published Online: 03 Jun 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 27 (2019) - Issue 1 (June 2019)
Page range: 47 - 54
Received: 01 Jan 2019
Accepted: 01 Jun 2019
Journal Details
License
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2353-3978
First Published
30 Jul 2013
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The effect of silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) preservative solutions on the postharvest quality of rose cut flowers was investigated in this study. SiNPs were used at the concentrations of 0, 1, 2, and 3 mg·dm−3. Treatments of SiNPs increased flower longevity compared to untreated flowers. Relative fresh weight, relative water content, and water uptake were improved because of SiNPs treatments. The enhancement in chlorophyll content, total soluble sugars, as well as total phenol and flavonoid contents were positively correlated with SiNPs treatments. Malondialdehyde (MDA) content significantly increased by control roses relative to treated ones. Activities of peroxidase (POX) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) enzymes significantly increased because of SiNPs treatments compared to the control. The treatment of 2 mg SiNPs·dm−3 maximized the longevity and improved the postharvest quality of cut roses. The results obtained suggested that SiNPs treatments could improve the longevity and postharvest quality of cut roses by reducing lipid peroxidation and motivating antioxidant machinery, therefore, retaining the membrane integrity.

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