Advertisement

Österreichische botanische Zeitschrift

, Volume 114, Issue 1, pp 88–91 | Cite as

Effect of sodium cyanide on germination of two leguminous seeds

  • Prakash Mullick
  • U. N. Chatterji
Kurze Mitteilungen

Summary

The effect of aqueous sodium cyanide has been studied on germination ofC. ternatea andR. minima seeds. The suitable concentration of this chemical accelerates imbibition, germination, and promotes the early growth of the seedlings. The best result is obtained by soaking the seeds for 24 hours in a solution of 100 ppm of sodium cyanide. As concentrations are increased the inhibitory effect becames more and more pronounced leading to the eventual suppression of normal germination and growth of the seeds. The mean germination time of the seeds, treated with effective and critical concentrations of the chemical, is decreased. Light and temperature conditions do not influence the chemical effect on the seeds.

Keywords

Sodium Cyanide Early Growth Critical Concentration Aqueous Sodium 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Baxi, D. (1965): Contributions to the comparative study of physiological and anatomical aspects of arid zone plants II Morphological and Ecophysiological studies on the germination of certain leguminous seeds, Ph. D. Thesis, University of Jodhpur.Google Scholar
  2. Chatterji, U. N. (1966): Germination experiment with the seeds ofClitoria ternatea. Proc. Ind. Sci. Cong. III (IV), 348–349.Google Scholar
  3. Mayer, A. M., and A.Poljakoff-Mayber (1963): The germination of seeds, Oxford.Google Scholar
  4. Mayer, A. M., A. Poljakoff-Mayber andW. Appleman (1957): Effect of respiratory inhibitors on germination of lettuce seeds. Physiol. Plant.10, 1, 171–172.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prakash Mullick
    • 1
  • U. N. Chatterji
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentJodhpur UniversityJodhpur (Rajasthan)India

Personalised recommendations