INFLUENCE OF SEED COAT COLOUR VARIATIONS ON SEED QUALITY IN BENGALGRAM CV. CO 4 (CICER ARIETINUM L.)

Article Id: ARCC2039 | Page : 136-138
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF SEED COAT COLOUR VARIATIONS ON SEED QUALITY IN BENGALGRAM CV. CO 4 (CICER ARIETINUM L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2009.(32):136-138
R. Anuradha, P. Balamurugan, P. Srimathi and S. Sumathi
Address : Department of Seed Science and Technology Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore – 641 003.

Abstract

The seeds of bengalgram cv. CO 4 were visually colour graded into light brown, brown and dark
brown seeds and were evaluated for the seed and seedling quality parameters. Significant differences
were observed among the colour grades for germination, seedling length, vigour index, protein
content, a-amylase and dehydrogenase activity. The results indicated that the light brown seeds
were superior to other colour grades for all the seed quality parameters.

Keywords

Seed coat colour Seed quality Biochemical change Bengal gram.

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