INFLUENCE OF SEED SIZE ON SEED QUALITY OF CHICK PEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.)

Article Id: ARCC2038 | Page : 133-135
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF SEED SIZE ON SEED QUALITY OF CHICK PEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2009.(32):133-135
R. Anuradha, P. Balamurugan, P. Srimathi and S. Sumathi
Address : Department of Seed Science and Technology Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore- 641 003, India

Abstract

The influence of seed size on physiological and biochemical seed quality characters were
evaluated in Bengal gram cv. CO 4 using seeds retained on 19/64", 18/64", and 16/64", round
perforated metal sieves and with seeds passed through 16/64", round perforated metal sieves
along with control. The estimations revealed that larger size seeds retained on 19/64" round
perforated metal sieves recorded the maximum germination and seedling vigour. The protein
content, dehydrogense and á-amylase activity were also more in larger sized seeds followed by
medium sized seeds, indicating that the seed size had a positive association with seed quality
parameters in chick pea.

Keywords

Seed size Seed quality Characters

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