Physicochemical Property Testing of a Novel Maize Seed Coating Agent and Its Antibacterial Mechanism Research


We used the no pollution natural polymer polysaccharide chitosan as the main raw material, which is supplemented by other additives, to prepare a high-efficiency environmental friendly maize seed coating agent. By detecting the seed quality, maize seedling indexes, which include root activity, chlorophyll content and malondialdehyde (MDA) content, and through the results we found that this seed coating agent could improve the photosynthetic capacity and enhance seedling resistance. Laboratory bacteriostasis test and study showed that the antibacterial rate of this seed coating agent has reached more than 88%. Meanwhile, we analyzed and studied the antimicrobial mechanism of the seed coating agent.

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Deng, Q. and Zeng, D. (2015) Physicochemical Property Testing of a Novel Maize Seed Coating Agent and Its Antibacterial Mechanism Research. Open Journal of Soil Science, 5, 45-52. doi: 10.4236/ojss.2015.52005.

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