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Stress response of mechanically damaged cabbage during short-term storage as related to applied nitrogen fertilizers

Maria Leja, Renata Wojciechowska, Stanisław Rożek, Anna Mareczek

Department of Plant Physiology
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Cracow, Poland

Wounding (shredding and bruising) of winter cabbage heads, followed by their short-term storage, stimulated accumulation of phenol compounds. The increase in free proline level was induced by bruising. Shredding caused synthesis of this compound only in samples stored at low temperature, while a slight decrease in this amino acid was observed with treatment at room temperature. Activity of peroxidase was strongly induced by shredding and bruising. The sensitivity to wounding stress and storage conditions as related to the applied nitrogen fertilizers was manifested mainly by free proline accumulation.

Leja M., Wojciechowska R., Rożek S., Mareczek A., 1999. Stress response of mechanically damaged cabbage during short-term storage as related to applied nitrogen fertilizers. Folia Horticulturae 11/2: 57-68.