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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Seed coat dormancy: An overview in legumes

Author(s):
Islavath Suresh Naik and VK Deshpande
Abstract:
Most of the food species belongs to the family Leguminosae. The resting condition of many seeds, especially those of different farm and garden crops, is maintained only as long as the seeds are in dry storage. Immediately after the suitable conditions occurs the seed is activated making the arrangements within and starts germinating. In case of most legumes the seed coat dormancy is prevailing to stop the seed to do its activity although the favourable conditions prevail for germination. Seed coat is a natural occurring barrier and is the character of seed that helps to postpone the germination. Physical factors and physiological factors and more likely in legumes leading to dormancy. This is sometimes bane and is reduced by the scarification mainly in legumes.
Pages: 620-624  |  833 Views  617 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Islavath Suresh Naik and VK Deshpande. Seed coat dormancy: An overview in legumes. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 620-624.

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