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Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources
Year : 1989, Volume : 2, Issue : 2
First page : ( 136) Last page : ( 139)
Print ISSN : 0971-8184.

Some Biochemical Changes in Relation to Loss of Seed Viability in Cauliflower Gennplasm

Doijode S. D.

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.

Abstract

Nine cultivars of cauliflower were evaluated for seed longevity by accelerated ageing test (40°C, 90% RH). Six cultivars viz., Early Patna, Early Kumvari, Super Snow Ball, Alert, Poosi and Early Cauliflower were found to be good storer and capable of withstanding high storage temperature and relative humidity. Cultivars Aghani and Snow Ball were classified as moderate and Early Dawn as poor storer. The leaching of electrolytes, soluble sugars, amino acids and reduction of tetrazolium salt was more from seeds on deterioration. The quantum of leakage differ among different genotypes.

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