Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas Volume 4, issue 1, January - June 2012 Versión en español
Electronic ISSN: 2007-4026
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Vol.4, núm.1January - June2012
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Physical, geometrical and mechanical characterization of huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis (D.C.) Corda)

Caracterización física, geométrica y mecánica de huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis (D.C.) Corda)

Artemio Pérez-López; Carlos Alberto Villaseñor-Perea; Teodoro Espinosa-Solares; Cecilia Ortega-Herrera; Miguel Reyes-Vigil

http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.inagbi.2012.02.12003

Received: 2012-02-01

Accepted: 2012-06-08

Available online: 2012-06-15 /pág.41-45

 

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  • descriptionAbstract

    Physical, geometrical and mechanical properties of huitlacoche cobs were assessed. The average values of weight, geometric mean diameter, sphe¬ricity, the external surface area and volume of huitlacoche were: 259.7 g, 78.4 mm, 65.5 %, 196.03 cm2 and 266.9 cm3, respectively. The color of the peridium is located in the gray scale (L * = 40.4, hue = 86.9, chroma = 5.0). The peridium breaking to the puncture strength was 1.4 N, and the breaking strength of the huitlacoche cob by compression was 377 N with a deformation of 2.9 mm•mm-1.

    Keyworks: Ustilago maydis, sphericity, axial compression, force of rupture, physical properties.

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    Pérez-López, A., Villaseñor-Perea, C. A.,  Espinosa-Solares, T., Ortega-Herrera, C., &  Reyes-Vigil, M. (2012).  Physical, geometrical and mechanical characterization of huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis (D.C.) Corda). , 4(1), 41-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.inagbi.2012.02.12003