Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1Pages: 49-54

Seed dormancy testing and germination frequency determination of Psoralea corylifolia L., an endangered medicinal plant

Poonam Arya* and Ragini Gothalwal
*Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-462026, Madhya Pradesh
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Abstract:
Seed dormancy is one of important factor which prevent the cultivation of medicinally important plant Psoralea corylifolia. Mechanical dormancy is present in the seed due to hard seed coat. P. corylifolia is a slow growing species due to low germination percentage (5–7%). Long gestation period and delicate field handling discourages the commercial cultivation of the plant so different treatments were used to break dormancy in seeds. Out of five different methods used 98% concentrated H2SO4 for about one hour was found to be best method for seed dormancy breakage. Statistical analysis of data was performed by one way ANOVA using Sigma State Software version 4.
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