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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Agronomija / Agronomy (A001)
Author(s): Lukšienė, Živilė;Danilčenko, Honorata;Tarasevičienė, Živilė;Anusevičius, Žilvinas;Marozienė, Audronė;Nivinskas, Henrikas
Title: New approach to the fungal decontamination of wheat used for wheat sprouts: effects of aminolevulinic acid
Is part of: International Journal of Food Microbiology. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science BV., Vol. 116, No.1 (2007)
Extent: p. 153-158
Date: 2007
Keywords: 5-Aminolevulinic acid;Wheat seeds;Germination;Microfungi;Antioxidant enzymes
Abstract: Nowadays, there is a growing interest in natural, minimally processed, nutritional and healthy foods. Sprouted seeds can be offered as natural nutritive products. Regrettably, existing seed decontamination technologies are limited and have specific disadvantages. 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) as a novel and effective tool for wheat decontamination from microfungi is proposed in this work. Inhibition of wheat with 5-ALA revealed a drastically suppressed development of microfungi. Studies of wheat germination characteristics showed that 5-ALA stimulates the growth of wheat seedlings and roots without impairing the vigor of germination and the viability of seeds. 5-ALA also induces either marginal or significant activities of antioxidant enzymes which can be associated with enhanced cellular capacity to detoxify reactive oxygen species. The results indicate that 5-ALA application may be an effective, environmentally friendly and inexpensive technology to be used in producing sprouts for human consumption
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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