Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin content

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dc.contributor.author Vazquez-Rivera, M.
dc.contributor.author Flores-Gutierrez, F. X.
dc.contributor.author Mora-Herrera, M. E.
dc.contributor.author Scott, Ian M.
dc.contributor.author Lopez-Delgado, H.
dc.contributor.author Zavaleta-Mancera, H. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-07T13:16:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-07T13:16:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-07
dc.identifier.citation Vazquez-Rivera , M , Flores-Gutierrez , F X , Mora-Herrera , M E , Scott , I M , Lopez-Delgado , H & Zavaleta-Mancera , H A 2009 , ' Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin content ' Unknown Journal , pp. 279-285 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 125743
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2931
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2931
dc.description Lopez-Delgado, H., Zavaleta-Mancera, H. A., Mora-Herrera, M. E., Vazquez-Rivera, M., Flores-Gutierrez, F. X., Scott, I. M. (2005). Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin content.  American Journal of Potato Research, 82, (4), 279-285. en
dc.description.abstract Field-grown potato plants were sprayed twice weekly, from 21 to 90 days after planting, with 5 or 50 mM hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solutions. Relative to water-sprayed controls, the H2O2 treatments significantly enhanced tuber starch accumulation by between 6.7% and 30%, as determined by specific gravity or the anthrone spectrophotometric method. Pronounced effects of similar H2O2 treatments on aerial stem anatomy and starch content were also found in glasshouse experiments. H2O2 treated stems were up to 27% thicker than controls, mainly due to enlarged medullar parenchyma cells. Histochemical observations indicated that there were more starch grains in cortex and pith tissue of H2O2-treated stems. H2O2 also increased the number and size of xylem tracheary elements in the vascular bundles and the number of interfascicular fibers. Quantification using image analysis confirmed that stems of H2O2 treated plants contained up to 3.4-fold more starch and 62% more lignin. This new chemical treatment to promote starch accumulation has potential utility in potato crop production and research. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin content en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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