Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 81–85 | Cite as

Dormancy studies in black gram (Phaseolus mnngo L.)

  • S. Padmaja Rao
  • R. K. Mukherjee


Mechanical scarification of seeds ofPhaseolus mungo L. resulted in 100 per cent gormination in comparison to 90 per cent dormant control. Seeds treated with concentrated sulphuric acid for 8 min led to 85 per cent germination. Heat treatment at 70 °C for 24 h exhibited 75 per cent gormination, while boiled water treatment for 7 min caused 65 per cent germination.


Seed Coat Dormant Seed Protoplast Culture Concentrate Sulphuric Acid Germinable Seed 
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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Padmaja Rao
    • 1
  • R. K. Mukherjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Rice Process Engineering CentreI. I. T. KharagpurIndia

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