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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 6 (december 2020) : 788-793

Influence of Boron Priming on the Antioxidant Ability of Alfalfa Seeds

F.S. Xia, F. Wang, Y.C. Wang, C.C. Wang, R. Tian, J.Y. Ma, H.S. Zhu, K.H. Dong
1College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi Province 030801, China.
  • Submitted22-11-2019|

  • Accepted15-03-2020|

  • First Online 15-07-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-536

Cite article:- Xia F.S., Wang F., Wang Y.C., Wang C.C., Tian R., Ma J.Y., Zhu H.S., Dong K.H. (2020). Influence of Boron Priming on the Antioxidant Ability of Alfalfa Seeds. Legume Research. 43(6): 788-793. doi: 10.18805/LR-536.
This experiment was designed to determine the relationship between the antioxidant capacity and the vigour of alfalfa seeds during boron priming. Alfalfa seeds were primed with 1.8 % (W/V) concentration of borax solution for 0, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h at 20°C. The results showed that the vigour of alfalfa seeds declined with the extension of priming time, which was closely related to the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide and malonaldehyde contents and the decrease of superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase. The radicle might be the most sensitive site to boron priming in alfalfa seeds, but the boron-induced damage might be alleviated during alfalfa seeds’ germination.
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