Effect of thiram treatment on sorghum seed quality in relation to accelerated aging

Shekaramurthy, S. and Patkar, K. L. and Shetty, S. A. and Prakash, H. S. and Shetty, H. Shekar (1994) Effect of thiram treatment on sorghum seed quality in relation to accelerated aging. SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 22 (3). pp. 607-617. ISSN 0251-0952

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.) seeds were treated with thiram and subjected to accelerated ageing for six days. The seed quality was assessed based on germination, mould count and other biochemical parameters. The seeds treated with thiram showed a higher percentage germination when compared to that of untreated seeds from the accelerated ageing regime. The mould counts were less in thiram-treated seeds up to four days of accelerated ageing. The thiram content decreased significantly after four days of ageing. The ergosterol and free fatty acid contents increased sharply in thiram treated seeds after four days of ageing. The treated seeds showed higher formazan content after six days of accelerated ageing which was comparable with that of untreated seeds aged for four days. The lipoxygenase activity at the end of six days of accelerated ageing was higher in thiram-treated seeds when compared with that of the untreated seeds. The various seed quality parameters analysed indicated that thiram treatment could delay the seed deterioration process under adverse storage conditions.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: DA - 1994/// [EPrints field already has value set] LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Botany
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2013 12:05
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 07:32
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/8364

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