Polianthes Tuberosa L.

Effects of Pre-treatments and Packaging Materials on Ethylene Evolution of Tuberose (Polianthes Tuberosa L.)

Introduction Ethylene hormone has been known to play a crucial role in senescence of flowers. The sensitivity of this varies depending on the flower species [1]. Ethylene reduces the longevity of some flowers causing rapid wilting of petals (e.g. carnations), shedding or shattering of petals (e.g. snapdragons, delphiniums) or other changes to petal tissues, such …

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