Vol. 11 No. 1
Modification in biochemical actions of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seed under variable storage situation
Author(s): A. PATHAK, A. C. MAHATA, S. SEN, 1A. MONDAL AND P. CHAKRABORTI
Abstract: The biochemical action accompanying seed storability of wheat seed (cv. C306) was very much controlled through the approach of variable storing devices. The treatment outcome was prominent at later stages, accelerating a declining trend of biochemical reaction interrelated to seed quality or protecting storability. Considering diverse quality linking parameters, the inhibitory effect on waning nature provided the highest peak in PC (plastic container) followed by PP (40 micron plastic packet) where EP (earthen pot) retained uniformity mostly with the normal (brown paper packet), sometimes with PN (brown paper packet+ naphthalene ball @ 5 g kg-1 seed). The 90 days storage was the turning point for lowering the biochemical activity in normal seed, representing in Electrical conductivity and in á-amylase enzyme activity under variable imbibing stages though a significant discrepancy was observed in application of treatments. In action of peroxidase, a noticeable drop was started after 135 days of storage which was alike to total carbohydrate content. As a result, PC (plastic container) and PP (40 micron plastic packet) can be utilized for wheat seed storing to conserve the storability.
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