Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences, ( ISI ), Volume (5), No (14), Year (2011-7) , Pages (91-94)

Title : ( Effect of Essential Oils, Ethanol a nd Methanol to Extend the Vase-life of Carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) Flowers )

Authors: Zahra Karimian , Ali Tehranifar ,

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In this study we investigated the effect of some essential oils, ethanol and methanol as novel and old antimicrobial agents (respectively) in extending the vase-life of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) flowers. Cut flowers of carnation were kept in solution containing essential oils of Thyme, Black cumin and Peppermint (50 and 100 mgL−1 ), ethanol, methanol (4, 7 and 10%) and control. Data showed just solution containing ethanol 7% could increase flower longevity than control. Vase life and flower fresh weight losses in solution containing essential oils didn’t have significantly difference than control, ethanol and methanol. Maximum solution uptake was observed for flower kept in solution containing ethanol 4%. To tally our results suggest the application of ethanol and methanol in preservative solutions for carnation flowers.

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, cut flower, essential oils, preservative solution, solution
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author = {Karimian, Zahra and Tehranifar, Ali},
title = {Effect of Essential Oils, Ethanol a nd Methanol to Extend the Vase-life of Carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) Flowers},
journal = {Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences},
year = {2011},
volume = {5},
number = {14},
month = {July},
issn = {1307-9530},
pages = {91--94},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {cut flower; essential oils; preservative solution; solution uptake},
}

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%T Effect of Essential Oils, Ethanol a nd Methanol to Extend the Vase-life of Carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) Flowers
%A Karimian, Zahra
%A Tehranifar, Ali
%J Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences
%@ 1307-9530
%D 2011

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