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Effect of triacontanol on sprout growth in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum).

Shashirekha, M. N. and Narasimham, P. (1990) Effect of triacontanol on sprout growth in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 50 (1). pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

The effects of a 3-min dip in various concentrations (0-1-100 mg litre-') of a triacontanol emulsion on sprout growth jiom single-eye pieces of seed potuto (Solanum tuberosum L) tubers were assessed after 10 days' growth in acidwashed sand. Treatment effects were compared with those resulting from immersion for 3 min in a mixture of gibberellic acid (6 mg litre- ') and ethrel (4 mg litre- '). Triacontanol dips were more effective than gibberellic acid and ethrel. Treatments increased the fiesh weight of sprouts but had little effect on sprout number per tuber fiagment. The optimum concentration of triacontanol was 10 mg litre- ' .

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Triacontanol, sprout growth regulator, seed potato tuber, bavistin, gibberellic acid, ethrel
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 17 Fatty Acid Chemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 02 Potato
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 09:56
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4048

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