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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3761-3767

Manifestation of Enhanced Protein Content during Dehydration Stages of Seed Priming in Tomato
S. Seethalakshmi* and R. Umarani
Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-3, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The present experiment was conducted to study the effect of different durations of dehydration after imbibition in seed priming. The dehydrated seeds were subjected to different durations of reimbibition and the protein content related to all physiological parameters were observed. The results revealed that, immediately after reimbibition, Protein content was found to be highest in 9h and 12 h dehydrated seed. During the 3h of reimbibition, seeds dehydrated for 9 h and 12 h recorded the highest level of Protein content (11.60 & 12.02 %), while at the same duration, a lower level of 11.30 % and 10.62 % in 6 h and 3 h dehydrated seed. The seeds which were incompletely dried for 3 h, could record a comparable level of higher Protein content (11.42 %) only after 12 h of reimbibition. All other physiological characteristics such as seed germination (%), seedling length (cm), dry matter production (mg seedling-10) and seedling vigour index were also found to be improved as the dehydration progressed from 3h to 12 h. The results underscored that completion of dehydration of seeds after seed imbibition part of seed priming is critical in achieving the maximum seed invigouration.

Keywords: Seed invigouration, Dehydration and Reimbibition

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Seethalakshmi S. and Umarani R. 2018. Manifestation of Enhanced Protein Content during Dehydration Stages of Seed Priming in Tomato.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3761-3767. doi:
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