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Research Article, Expert Opin Environ Biol Vol: 5 Issue: 1

Standardizing the Methods for Breaking Seed Dormancy to Enhance Germination of Gloriosa superba Seeds

Singh D1*, Mishra M2 and Yadav AS1
1Department of Botany, Govt. MVM, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Ecosystem Management & Tech Forestry, IIFM, Madhya Pradesh, India
Corresponding author : Dharmendra Singh
Department of Botany, Govt. MVM, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 19, 2015 Accepted: September 25, 2015 Published: September 30, 2015
Citation: Singh D, Mishra M, Yadav AS (2015) Standardizing the Methods for Breaking Seed Dormancy to Enhance Germination of Gloriosa superba Seeds. Expert Opin Environ Biol 5:1 doi:10.4172/2325-9655.1000123

Abstract

Standardizing the Methods for Breaking Seed Dormancy to Enhance Germination of Gloriosa superba Seeds

Studies on imposing seed germination in glory lily revealed that the seeds scarifies by GA3 treatment method was recorded to be the best treatment with maximum germination of 17.6 ± 1.2 seeds within a minimum time interval. Treatments of GA3 not only break the seed dormancy, but also promote the growth of plant. So, the seed treatment can be recommended as a nursery practice. The aim of this study was to enhance the germination rate of G. superba seeds which have a very low germination rate under normal conditions. Chemical scarification was very efficient in breaking dormancy and promoting germination.

Keywords: G. superba; Seed dormancy; Germination

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