Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Assessment of seed deterioration in varied storage environments through seedling root potentiality of lentil seed
Shushant Kumar Kaushik and Dr. Prabir Chakraborti
The storability pattern of Lentil seed was documented on six phases of seed storage duration (2 months interval) under 7 variable storage conditions with special emphasis to rhizosphere prototype comprising young roots. In assessment of seed storability, the most promising young root initials developed from primary or secondary root should be supportive for nutrient absorption from Rhizospheric zone in soil that is strictly adhered to the enhancement of root surface area and total root length. As nutrient uptake predominantly dependent on lower diameter containing young root, the emphasis must be given on it for measurement of seed quality. The seedling roots were helpful to plant stand as well as nutrient uptake in association of water. The assessment of quality seed through characterization of root at seed storability pattern, the plastic container (P4) and polythene packet (P7) showed greatest influence for retaining seed quality allied to progression of seed storage through young root growth though an opposite manner was observed in average root diameter by involving its accommodating nature in plant stand especially in stress. Considering all storage containers, the rate of seed deterioration was noticeably higher in M4 (8 months) and M5 (10 months) stages though a trend of declining was observed in every step. Therefore, the specific storage container (P4) must be integrated in post harvest handling in continuance of seed quality of Lentil.
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Shushant Kumar Kaushik and Dr. Prabir Chakraborti. Assessment of seed deterioration in varied storage environments through seedling root potentiality of lentil seed. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):579-582.