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Physiological blockage in plants in response to postharvest stress

Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira, Caio Marcio Guimarães Santos, Angela Vacaro de Souza, Reinaldo de Alencar Paes, Luzia Ferreira da Silva

Abstract


Flowers have been designed primarily for cutting because of the diversity of shapes, colors and also durability. However, ornamental plants are used in floral arrangements in vases and have limited shelf-life. Thus, this study showed that one of the factors contributing to this limitation is the physiological blockage that occurs in plants in response to stress imposed by harvest.

Key words: Flowers, stress, physiological blockage, harvest.




http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJBX12.017
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