Effect of S-carvone on vase life parameters of selected cut flower and foliage species

Damunupola, J. W., Qian, T., Muusers, R., Joyce, D. C., Irving, D. E. and Van Meeteren, U. (2010) Effect of S-carvone on vase life parameters of selected cut flower and foliage species. Postharvest Biology And Technology, 55 1: 66-69. doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2009.07.009

Author Damunupola, J. W.
Qian, T.
Muusers, R.
Joyce, D. C.
Irving, D. E.
Van Meeteren, U.
Title Effect of S-carvone on vase life parameters of selected cut flower and foliage species
Journal name Postharvest Biology And Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0925-5214
Publication date 2010-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2009.07.009
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 66
End page 69
Total pages 4
Editor I.B. Ferguson
R.P. Cavalieri
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherland
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 06 Biological Sciences
Formatted abstract
Insufficient water uptake by cut flowers and foliage species is often due to stem end occlusion and poor stem hydraulic conductance that involve bacterial growth and/or wound healing. S-carvone has putative antibacterial and anti-wound healing activity. S-carvone (0, 0.318 and 0.636 mM) was evaluated as a vase solution for Acacia holosericea (Mimosaceae), Baeckea frutescens (Myrtaceae), Chamelaucium uncinatum cv. ‘Mullering Brook’ (Myrtaceae) and Chrysanthemum sp. cv. ‘Dark Splendid Reagan’ (Asteraceae). S-carvone was also tested in vitro for activity against a vase solution bacterium. S-carvone at 0.318 and 0.636 mM showed significant (P < 0.05) positive effects on relative fresh weight, solution uptake and/or vase life for B. frutescens foliage and C. uncinatum flowering stems, but did not have positive effects for A. holosericea and Chrysanthemum sp. S-carvone did not suppress vase solution bacterial populations. Moreover, there was no in vitro activity at vase solution concentrations against the specific vase water bacterium, Bacillus cereus. For the two Myrtaceous genotypes, B. frutescens and C. uncinatum, S-carvone apparently extended vase life by inhibiting wound healing.
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Keyword Antibacterial
Cut flower
Cut foliage
Vase life
Xylem occlusion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 24 September 2009.

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