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Vol. 9, Issue 10 (2020)

Effect of storage conditions on germination and associated physiological attributes on seeds of Withania somnifera Dunal

Author(s):
Himangini and Anju Thakur
Abstract:
The current articulation reveals the effect of storage conditions on the physiological behaviour of Withania somnifera seeds under different storage conditions viz; temperature, duration and container. Three factors were included in the experiment which was, storage temperature, duration and container. Statistically, significant results were obtained with the interaction of the above mentioned factors. Among all the treatment combinations seeds stored in plastic jars at 0ºC for 6 months showed maximum germination (74.25%), mobilization efficiency (99.75 %), α- Amylase activity (739.58 µg starch dehydrogenase/min./g), dehydrogenase activity (0.585 ∆ O.D/g/ml) and peroxidase activity (28.21 ∆ A475/ min./g seed). Conversely, minimum solute leakage (18.62 dSm-1) was observed after 12 hours of soaking in seeds stored for 2 months at 0ºC in plastic jars.
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How to cite this article:
Himangini, Anju Thakur. Effect of storage conditions on germination and associated physiological attributes on seeds of Withania somnifera Dunal. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(10):399-403.

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