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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 406-442
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2003.406.442
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The Cut Flower: Postharvest Considerations

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva

Cut flowers are the big revenue creators of fresh commodities. In this review, the current status of postharvest technology applied to cut flowers and foliage is discussed. Also included are considerations of the physical, biochemical and genetic mechanisms underlying some of the processes central to cut flower and foliage deterioration, such as abscission, senescence and programmed cell death. Moreover, through examples, solutions to increasing longevity through improvement of cultural practices and sanitation and through genetic engineering are covered, providing practical solutions to the global cut flower market.
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  •    Response of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) Cultivars to Different Postharvest Preservatives
  •    Efficiency of Essential Oils, Citric Acid, Malic Aid and Nickel Reduced Ethylene Production and Extended Vase Life of Cut Lisianthus Flowers
  •    Effect of Cobalt, Acetylsalicylic Acid and Glutamine to Extend the Vase-life of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) Flowers
  •    Postharvest Life of Cut Lisianthus Flowers as Affected by Silicon, Malic Acid and Acetylsalicylic Acid
  •    Effect of Salicylic Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid and Sucrose on Antioxidant Activity, Membrane Stability and ACC-oxidase Activity in Relation to Vase Life of Carnation Cut Flowers
How to cite this article:

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva , 2003. The Cut Flower: Postharvest Considerations. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 406-442.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2003.406.442






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