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Effects of some phenolic compounds on soybean seed germination and on seed-borne fungi

Studies were carried out on the effects of coumarin, ferulic acid and naringenin on soybean seed germination and on the growth of seed-borne fungi at concentrations of 50 and 100 mg.L-1. The compounds showed good inhibition of seed germination, especially at 50 mg.L-1, but little fungistatic activity. Possible mechanisms of action are discussed.

Glycine max; soybean; phenolics; coumarin; ferulic acid; naringenin

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