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Biostimulants and Microorganisms Boost the Nutritional Composition of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) Sprouts

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Institute of Plant Production, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Mickiewicza 21, 31120 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Pig Breeding, Animal Nutrition and Food, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, 29 Klemensa Janickiego, 71270 Szczecin, Poland
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Department of Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 9 Medyczna, 30688 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Pharmacognosy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 9 Medyczna, 30688 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Agricultural Environment Protection, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 21 Mickiewicza, 31120 Krakow, Poland
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The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 21 Niezapominajek, 30239 Krakow, Poland
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Agronomy 2019, 9(8), 469; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9080469
Received: 2 August 2019 / Revised: 15 August 2019 / Accepted: 15 August 2019 / Published: 20 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Agro-biosystem Engineering)
This study investigated the influence of biological control agents and plant growth promoters on the chemical composition of the cultivars Panda and Kora buckwheat sprouts. Before sowing, seeds were soaked in solutions containing Bacillus subtilis bacteria, Pythium oligandrum oospores, Ecklonia maxima algae extract, and/or nitrophenols. The sprouts of the Panda displayed higher levels of protein, fat, and dietary fiber fractions than the Kora. Measurable effects of biological control agents (BCAs) and plant growth promoters (PGPs) on the chemical composition of sprouts were also confirmed. Soaking the seeds in a solution containing P. oligandrum oospores resulted in a decrease in the level of crude ash in sprouts, while the addition of nitrophenols increased the level of both crude ash and protein. We also found statistically significant effects of interactions between the cultivar and BCA and/or PGP for each of the examined components. View Full-Text
Keywords: buckwheat sprouts; Bacillus subtilis; Pythium oligandrum; Ecklonia maxima; chemical composition buckwheat sprouts; Bacillus subtilis; Pythium oligandrum; Ecklonia maxima; chemical composition
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Witkowicz, R.; Biel, W.; Chłopicka, J.; Galanty, A.; Gleń-Karolczyk, K.; Skrzypek, E.; Krupa, M. Biostimulants and Microorganisms Boost the Nutritional Composition of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) Sprouts. Agronomy 2019, 9, 469.

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