Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Understanding biochemical basis of seed deterioration in groundnut
Author(s): Bhaskaran M, R Jerlin and T Venupriya
Abstract: Groundnut kernels deteriorate rapidly mainly due to chemical composition and moisture content. In this study, activity of hydrolytic enzymes and antioxidant enzymes was assessed in kernels of contrasting ground nut genotypes differing in their dormancy, pre-storage treatments and storage conditions. Kernels of ground nut genotypes stored under cold conditions registered significantly lower electrical conductivity then the ones stored under ambient conditions irrespective of pre-storage treatments. Kernels of dormant ground nut variety VRI 7 treated with halogen impregnated powder and stored under cold conditions showed lowest electrical conductivity than other treatments. Dormant genotype VRI 7 was found to possess significantly reduced activity of proteases than the non-dormant CO 7. Lipase activity and lipid perodixation were found to be less in dormant ground nut genotype VRI 7 (0.440 and 1.635) and halopolymer treatment was found to exhibit significant effect on this (0.041 and 1.650).
Pages: 2386-2393 | 583 Views 57 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Bhaskaran M, R Jerlin, T Venupriya. Understanding biochemical basis of seed deterioration in groundnut. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):2386-2393.