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Chemical-induced seed germination and enhancement of seed potential of seven wild plant taxa of Ericaceae in India

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Pretreatment of seeds of seven wild plant taxa (viz., Gaultheria hookeri C. B. Clarke, G. stapfiana Airy Shaw, G. semi-infera (C. B. Clarke) Airy Shaw, G. trichophylla Royle var. ovata Panda & Sanjappa, Lyonia ovalifolia (Wall.) Drude var. ovalifolia, Pieris formosa (Wall.) D. Don and Vaccinium glauco-album C. B. Clarke) in the family Ericaceae using Na-dikegulac (Na-DK) for 8 hours (4 + 4 h in two installments) before keeping in ambient storage condition (32±2 ºC) for different durations (0 and 20 days) slowed down the rapid loss of germination and reduced the time (h) required for 50% seed germination (T50). Concomitantly, the reduction of protein level as well as the activity of catalase of seed kernels during storage period was ameliorated to a significant extent in the chemical pretreated seed lots.
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  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Lab, Department of Botany, Saldiha College, Bankura University, Saldiha - 722173, India
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Lab, Department of Botany, University of Burdwan, Burdwan - 713104, India
  • Plant Physiology and Pharmacognosy Lab, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Lab, Department of Botany, Barasat Govt. College, Kolkata - 700124, India
  • Angiosperm Taxonomy & Ecology Lab, Botany Department, Maulana Azad College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata - 700013, India
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