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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1522-1530
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.175


Customizing Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Silver (Ag) Nanoparticles for Seed Quality Enhancement in Onion (Allium cepa (Linn) cv.CO (On) 5
K. Anandaraj*, R. Ilakkiya and N. Natarajan
Department of Seed Science & Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Zinc oxide (ZnO), Silver (Ag), nanoparticles were synthesised using simple chemical route which were characterised using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Particle Size Analyzer and Raman Spectroscopy. Size of Zinc oxide (ZnO), Silver (Ag) Copper oxide nanoparticles measured 16-50 nm, 50-100 nm, respectively to conform the nano-size. Onion seeds when dry dressed with the synthesised nanoparticles each at 750, 1000, 1250 and 1500 mg kg-1, the dose of 1000 mg kg-1 outperformed in enhancing the germination (72%), shoot length (7.5 cm) root length (6.4) and thereby the vigour index (998) compared to control (60%, 6.0, 5.4 and 692) respectively.


Keywords: Onion, Seed Quality, Allium cepa, nano particle, Nano seed treatment, ZnO, Ag, Nanoparticles, SEM, TEM, Particle Size Analyzer, Raman Spectroscopy.
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Anandaraj, K., R. Ilakkiya and Natarajan, N. 2018. Customizing Zinc Oxide (ZnO) & Silver (Ag) Nanoparticles for Seed Quality Enhancement in Onion (Allium cepa (Linn) cv.CO (On) 5.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1522-1530. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.175