CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 04
Effect of nitrate levels in tobacco leaves on TSNA formation during storage
(1) Henan Agricultural University, China National Tobacco Cultivation & Physiology & Biochemistry Research Center, Key Laboratory for Cultivation of Tobacco Industry, Zhengzhou, P.R. China; (2) Beijing Cigarette Factory of Shanghai Tobacco (Group) Co., Beijing, P.R. China; (3) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
Nitrogen oxides and alkaloids are the precursors of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of nitrate content on TSNA formation during tobacco storage. Two experiments were done: a field...