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Title: Improvement in Germination through Seed Pre-treatment in Ghingaru (Pyracantha crenulata (D. DON) M. ROEMER): An Important Wild Edible Ethno-medicinal Plant
Authors: Patade, Vikas Yadav
Kumar, Kundan
Negi, Prem Singh
Dwivedi, Sanjai Kumar
Keywords: Pyracantha crenulata;Indian Hawthorn;Seed treatment;Potassium nitrate;Propagation
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Ghingaru (Pyracantha crenulata (D. DON) M. ROEMER) is an important thorny Himalayan wild edible shrub. Fruits of the plant are rich source of anti-oxidants and used in preparation of cardio-tonic. However, scant scientific information is available on it mass propagation through seeds. The present study reports effect of chemical seed pre-treatments with sodium chloride, potassium nitrate, thio-urea along with hydro-priming on seed germination in ghingaru. Results revealed significant (P ≤ 0.05) improvement in germination of the stored ghingaru seeds through pre-treatment with potassium nitrate (300 or 400 mM) than the control and other treatments. The findings may be useful in mass propagation of the important plant as a source of nutrient rich food, medicines and other uses.
Page(s): 484-486
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.79(06) [June 2020]

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