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Current Horticulture
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 50)
Print ISSN : 2347-7377. Online ISSN : 2455-7560.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2455-7560.2020.00022.9

Effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum) peel extract on improving vase-life of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Gangurde Anuja Suklal1, Daspute Abhijit Arun2,*, Pansande Akash1, Ganpatrao Wagh Sopan3, Patil Akshay4, Kharpude Priyanka1

Department of Plant Biotechnology, College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Vidya Prathishthan, Baramati

1Department of Plant Biotechnology, College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Vidya Prathishthan, Baramati

2Department of Plant Biotechnology, College of Agricultural Biotechnology, PRES, Loni

3Department of Bio-Science and Technology, Agri-Biotech College, Aurangabad

4Department of Medical Biotechnology, Pravara Institute of Medical Science, Loni

*Corresponding author: aadaspute@gmail.com

Online published on 6 October, 2020.

Abstract

The experiment involved the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel extract to enhance the vase-life of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) flowers. Biosynthesized pomegranate peel extract (PPE)-AgNPs were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The intensity of peak at 378 nm in UV-vis spectra, attributed to the surface plasmon resonance of PPE-AgNPs, changes with reaction parameters. The SEM showed cubical shaped nanoparticles with an average particle size of 1 - 3 nm. The 15 mg/l PPE-AgNPs, treatment produced longest vase-life (11 days), while the control resulted in the shortest vase-life (7 days) of cut carnation flowers. Thus, these was positive role of PPE-AgNPs in increasing the vase-life of cut carnation flowers.

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Keywords

Nanotechnology, Pomegranate, Silver nanoparticles, Spectroscopy, Vase-life.

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