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Issue 12 (4) 2013 pp. 129–137

Fawad Shah, Amjad Hameed, Shahzad Maqsood Ahmad Basra, Chaudhry Muhammad Ayub, Fahad Munir, Irfan Afzal

Ethanol priming: an effective approach to enhance germination and seedling development by improving antioxidant system in tomato seeds

Abstract: Tomatoes reportedly have a positive response to seed priming. The present study evaluates the effects of ethanol priming on germination, seedling vigour and anti-oxidative responses of tomato seeds. Priming was achieved by exposing seeds of ‘Roma’ and ‘Nagina’ to 2, 4 and 6% aerated ethanol solutions for 24 h. Priming with low levels (2 and 4%) of ethanol improved seed germination, seedling vigour and enhanced antioxidative activity that results in better performance of tomato seeds. However, priming with 6% ethanol failed to improve seed germination and seedling development which relates to the decreased anti-oxidative activity in tomato seeds due to high ethanol level.
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Keywords: seed priming; dormancy, Lycopersicon esculentum, antioxidant enzymes, seedling development

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MLA Shah, Fawad, et al. "Ethanol priming: an effective approach to enhance germination and seedling development by improving antioxidant system in tomato seeds." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 12.4 (2013): 12.
APA Shah, F., Hameed, A., Basra, S. M. A., Ayub, C. M., Munir, F., & Afzal, I. (2013). Ethanol priming: an effective approach to enhance germination and seedling development by improving antioxidant system in tomato seeds. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 12 (4), 12.
ISO 690 SHAH, Fawad, et al. Ethanol priming: an effective approach to enhance germination and seedling development by improving antioxidant system in tomato seeds. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2013, 12.4: 12.
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