Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Comparative study of physical, physiological, biochemical and histological changes due to accelerated and natural ageing of blackgram seeds
Author(s): S Kavitha, C Menaka and M Ananthi
Abstract: Freshly harvested seeds of blackgram (TNAU Blackgram VBN 6) obtained from National Pulses Research Centre (Vamban) were kept under accelerated ageing condition by exposing the seeds to 400C temperature and 100 per cent relative humidity conducted at the Department of Seed Science and Technology, TNAU, Coimbatore. Simultaneously, the seeds were packed in cloth bag and kept under ambient condition for natural ageing for 10 months in order to assess the physical, physiological biochemical and histological changes taking place during storage. The evaluation of seed vigour was obtained by comparing accelerated aged and natural aged seeds. However, reduction of germination percent was coincided with the reduction of seed quality parameters. As a conclusion, six days of accelerated ageing was equivalent to ten months of natural storage at the time maintained the germination above Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards.
Pages: 1969-1973 | 685 Views 12 Downloads
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S Kavitha, C Menaka, M Ananthi. Comparative study of physical, physiological, biochemical and histological changes due to accelerated and natural ageing of blackgram seeds. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1969-1973.