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Variation of Seed Morphology of Different Sources and its Contribution to Seed Germination of Santalum Album L.

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 882-885

Keywords : variation; genotypic; germination; edaphic factors; correlation coefficient;

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It is most essential to have disease free and healthy seeds to have the desired productive crop populations. Though the genetic status is responsible for variations of different metrical traits of crop, the physiological basis of changes is also denoted for genetic screening. On the basis of these variations, the germplasm of the crops are categorized as genotypes, accessions, clones, varieties etc. It is also evident that there must have been some influences of genotypic environmental interaction. Considering all those facts, the seeds were collected from three different locations viz., Bangalore, Bankura and Burdwan. It was observed that there were some initial morphological differences between seeds which were collected from different sources. Lengths of seeds, breadth of seed, and 100 seed weight were measured. The rate of germination of each seed lot was taken into consideration. The observations were recorded in the bivariant correlation tables. The correlation values of each location were calculated while the seed length was constant parameter in all the cases. The aims and objectives of this study is to find out the most suitable seed source for taking mass scale programme of raising quality seedling through artificial seed propagation technique.

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