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Hot-water treatment of Liatris tubers

Author(s): Z. Gilad and A. Borochov

Month: Oct
Year: 1993

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Scientia Horticulturae
Volume: 56
Issue: 1
Pages: 61-69

Article Topic(s): Fungi,Pathology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Liatris spicata (Dense blazing star),


Evaluates the effects of post-harvest hot-water treatment on tubers of Liatris spicata. This species is propagated via tubers and tuber-borne pathogens can limit production. Verticillium spores died after 40 minutes of a hot water treatment at 49 C. However, tubers were injured after being exposed to 53 C. Since verticillium spores are internal, the temperature necessary to kill verticillium spores would injure tubers.

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Z. Gilad and A. Borochov. "Hot-water treatment of Liatris tubers." Scientia Horticulturae 56.1 (1993): 61-69.

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ISSN: 0304-4238
DOI: 10.1016/0304-4238(93)90102-V

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