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

Flávia Tavares Colpas Elizabeth Orika Ono João Domingos Rodrigues José Raimundo de Souza Passos About the authors

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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