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International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Life Science
Volume 2 Issue 2, April - June 2012    Pages:40-45
Evaluation of aqueous extract of seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. on seed mycoflora, seed germination and seedling vigour of maize seeds

B. Kiran,V. Lalitha And K.A.Raveesha
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Abstract:
In vitro evaluation of seed germination and seedling vigour of maize seeds when tested at 3,6,12 and 24 hours of duration at 10,20,30,40 and 50% concentration of aqueous extract. At 12 hours of treatment, 20% concentration of aqueous extract showed high increase in seed germination (88.0%) and vigour index (1398.5). Significant activity was also observed in 6 hours of treatment compared to 3 and 24 hours of treatment. In pot experiment at 12 hours of treatment and at 20% concentration of aqueous extract, maximum and significant activity was observed in germination (90.0%), height(17.77cms), fresh weight(1.95 grams), dry weight(0.506 grams) and leaf area (16.27cms) compared to control. Moderate activity was observed in 3 and 6 hours of duration of treatment and least activity was observed in 24 hours of treatment.
Keywords: Psoralea corylifolia, Aqueous extract, germination, vigour index.
 
 
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