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Studies in the Area of Sulfates Reported from Islamic Azad University [The role of silver nano-particles and silver thiosulfate on the longevity of...

July 29, 2014



Studies in the Area of Sulfates Reported from Islamic Azad University [The role of silver nano-particles and silver thiosulfate on the longevity of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) flowers]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Sulfates. According to news reporting out of Rasht, Iran, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of silver nano-particles (SNP) and silver thiosulfate (STS) in extending the vase life of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L. cv. 'Tempo') flowers. Pulse treatments of SNP @ 0, 5, 10 and 15 mg l(-1) and STS @ 0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 mM were administered to carnation flowers for 24 hr."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Islamic Azad University, "The longest vase life (16.1 days) was observed in flowers treated with 15 mg l(-1) of SNP + 0.2 mM STS. The least chlorophyll was destroyed in flowers treated with 15 mg l(-1) of SNP + 0.3 mM STS. Our findings showed that the 15 mg l(-1) SNP treatment inhibited bacterial growth in the preservative solution. The control flowers bloomed faster than the treated flowers. The maximum peroxidase activity and the minimum lipid peroxidation were obtained in cut flowers that were treated with 15 mg l(-1) of SNP and 0.3 mM STS."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Overall, results of the study revealed that SNP and STS treatment extended the longevity of cut carnation 'Tempo' flowers by reducing oxidative stress, improving anti-oxidant system, reducing bacterial populations and delaying flowering."

For more information on this research see: The role of silver nano-particles and silver thiosulfate on the longevity of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) flowers. Journal of Environmental Biology, 2014;35(4):661-666. Journal of Environmental Biology can be contacted at: Triveni Enterprises, C, O Kiran Dalela, 1, 206 Vikas Nagar, Kursi Rd, Lucknow 226 022, India (see also Sulfates).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Hashemabadi, Islamic Azad Univ, Dept. of Hort Sci, Rasht Branch, Rasht 4147654919, Iran.

Keywords for this news article include: Rasht, Iran, Asia, Electrolytes, Inorganic Chemicals, Ions, Sulfur Acids, Sulfur Compounds, Thiosulfates

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