Viability of seeds in food products proposed for field trips in Galapagos

Jaramillo, Patricia and Bassantes, Joselyn and Tye, Alan (2005) Viability of seeds in food products proposed for field trips in Galapagos. Galapagos Research, 63, pp. 16-18.

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Abstract

Seeds of 14 plant species extracted from food products proposed for field trips in Galapagos were tested for viability. Strawberry Fragaria ananasa and Blackberry Rubus glaucus jams (Snob and Gustadina brands) contained no viable seeds. Schullo brand granola contained inviable Sesame Sesamum indicum seed, but Sesame in granolas prepared in Galapagos was viable. Sesame seed in bread was viable but Flax Linum usitatissimum seed in bread was not. Brown Rice Oryza sativa and Sunflower seeds Helianthus annuus were both viable. Fresh Apple Malus domestica, Naranjilla Solanum quitoense, Cucumber Cucumis sativus, Pineapple Ananas comosus, Pear Pyrus communis, Bell Pepper Capsicum annuum, Tomato Solanum lycopersicum, Grape Vinis vinifera all contained viable seeds. We recommend prohibiting any product with viable seeds from field trips to uninhabited areas. CDF Contribution Number 1009.

Item Type: Article
Title: Viability of seeds in food products proposed for field trips in Galapagos
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Jaramillo, Patricia
Bassantes, Joselyn
Tye, Alan
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Galapagos Research
Volume: 63
Page Range: pp. 16-18
Date: June 2005
ISSN: 1390-2830
Latitude: -0.384583
Longitude: -90.3968
Issuing Agency: Fundacion Charles Darwin Foundation
Uncontrolled Keywords: invasive plants;seeds;viability;food products;Galapagos;
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 9967
Depositing User: Ms Sally Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2012 17:32
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 17:32
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9967

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