International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Evalution of biochemical changes associated with seed quality under naturally stored conditions in fennel
Author(s): Deepak Kumar Singhal, Vinod Kumar, SK Tehlan and VS Mor
An experiment was conducted on fifteen varieties/genotypes of fennel having three seed lots viz., freshly harvested seed (Lot-1), one year old seed (Lot-2) and two year old seed (Lot-3). All the seed lots were analyzed for different seed quality parameters like Tetrazolium test (viability %), pH exudate test (%), Dehydrogenase activity test (OD g-1 ml-1) and Electrical conductivity test (µS cm-1 seed-1) to study the effect of natural storage on seed deterioration. Results revealed that value of all the seed quality parameters decreases significantly as the age of the seed increases except electrical conductivity where value increases significantly as the age of the seed increases due to loss of membrane integrity. Among all the varieties/genotypes, maximum viable seed was found in genotype HF 33 (82.91%) followed by HF 102 (81.33%) and maximum loss of viability was observed in genotype HF 115 (70.25%).
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Deepak Kumar Singhal, Vinod Kumar, SK Tehlan, VS Mor. Evalution of biochemical changes associated with seed quality under naturally stored conditions in fennel. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):1800-1803.