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Volume 2012, Article ID 102805, 9 pages
Research Article

Psidium guajava and Piper betle Leaf Extracts Prolong Vase Life of Cut Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) Flowers

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia

Received 31 October 2011; Accepted 18 December 2011

Academic Editors: C. Dell and T. Takamizo

Copyright © 2012 M. M. Rahman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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