Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 155, Issue 2, pp 283–286 | Cite as

Effect of Anatase Nanoparticles (TiO2) on Parsley Seed Germination (Petroselinum crispum) In Vitro

  • Elahe Hashemi DehkourdiEmail author
  • Mousa Mosavi


Nano priming is a new method for the increase of seedling vigor and improvement of germination percentage and seedling growth. The experiments to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of nano-anatase on germination parameters of parsley as a completely randomized design with five replications were performed in a tissue culture laboratory of the Department of Horticulture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. In addition, nano-anatase at four concentrations (10, 20, 30, and 40 mg/ml) was added to the Murashige and Skoog medium. At the end of the experiment, the percentage of germination, germination rate index, root and shoot length, fresh weight of seedlings, vigor index, and chlorophyll content were evaluated. The results showed that an increase in the concentration of nano-anatase caused a significant increase in the percentage of germination, germination rate index, root and shoot length, fresh weight, vigor index, and chlorophyll content of seedlings. The best concentration of nano-anatase was 30 mg/ml.


Anatase Germination Nano-TiO2 Parsley 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Horticulture Science, Pomology, Faculty of AgricultureShahid Chamran University of AhvazAhvazIran
  2. 2.Department of Horticulture Science, Faculty of AgricultureShahid Chamran University of AhvazAhvazIran

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