Does Humidification Technique Accomplish Physiological Enhancement Better than Priming in Onion Seeds?


Sivritepe H. O. , Demirkaya M.

5th Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes, Tirana, Albania, 9 - 12 October 2011, vol.960, pp.237-244 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 960
  • City: Tirana
  • Country: Albania
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-244
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, hydration (priming with PEG 8000 and humidification) treatments were carried out in seeds of onion cultivars 'Akgun-12', 'Valencia', 'TEG-502' and 'Contes' (having approximately 80% viability) in order to investigate their effects on germination rate, mean germination time (MGT), total lipid, total protein, soluble protein and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents and catalase activity.