Exogenous putrescine treatment delays chilling injury in okra pod (Abelmoschus esculentus) stored at low storage temperature

Phornvillay, Surisa and Pongprasert, Nutthachai and Wongs-Aree, Chalermchai and Uthairatanakij, Apiradee and Srilaong, Varit (2019) Exogenous putrescine treatment delays chilling injury in okra pod (Abelmoschus esculentus) stored at low storage temperature. Scientia Horticulturae, 256. p. 108550. ISSN 0304-4238

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Abstract

Polyamine, particularly putrescine (Put) has been proposed to play important role in plant to cope with cold stress. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of polyamines treatment specifically Put on alleviating the CI in okra when exposed to low storage temperature. Okra pods were dipped into Put at 0, 0.5 mM, 1mM and 2mM and stored at 4 °C. The results showed that 2mM Put effectively reduced CI symptoms of okra. Interestingly, seed browning increased with severity of CI. Meanwhile, Put treatment significantly reduced seed browning by retarding the activity polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and peroxidase (POD) enzymes. Additionally, Put treatment elevated total phenolics, total antioxidant activity (DPPH radical scavenging activity and FRAP), antioxidant enzymes (CAT and SOD) activity and contributed to low hydrogen peroxide and malondialdehyde content.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Okra, Putrescine, Chilling stress, Seed browning, Antioxidants
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Phornvillay
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 07:08
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 07:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/38218

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