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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Effect of pre-sowing treatments on seed germination and seedling growth of <em>Annona reticulata</em> L

Author(s):

Sadashiv Nadukeri, Thanuja PC, Shashikala Kolakar, Hanumanthappa M and Rakshith Kumar R

Abstract:
Bullock's heart<em> (Annona reticulata</em> Linn.) is one of the traditionally important fruit plant and also used in the treatment of various ailments which belongs to family Annonaceae. The fruits having potent medicinal properties like anti-cancerous, antioxidant, anti-analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Natural regeneration by seeds is poor due to seed dormancy. To overcome poor germination problem in <em>A. Reticulate,</em> an experiment was carried out in College of Horticulture, Mudigere on the effect of pre sowing seed treatments on germination and seedling growth of bullock’s-heart (<em>Annona reticulate L.</em>). Seeds were treated with different pre-sowing treatments. The results obtained are significantly maximum in case of seeds soaked in water for 96 hours which recorded highest germination percentage (82.85 %) and seedling growth attributes compared tocontrol. From this experiment it is concluded that seeds soaked in water for 96 hours can be used to induce better germination and seedling growth.

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How to cite this article:
Sadashiv Nadukeri, Thanuja PC, Shashikala Kolakar, Hanumanthappa M and Rakshith Kumar R. Effect of pre-sowing treatments on seed germination and seedling growth of <em>Annona reticulata</em> L. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):457-460.

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