Effect of different concentrations of kinetin on seed germination in tomato

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Effect of different concentrations of kinetin on seed germination in tomato

Aqib Zeb, Abdullah Khan, Rizwan Khan, Farrukh Shabbir
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.12( 2), 1-8, February 2018.
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Fresh seeds of tomato cultivars Narc-2012 and Narc-2013 were subjected to osmopriming treatments with an objective to improve germination and seedling vigor by dormancy breakdown. For osmopriming seeds were soaked in aerated solution of 10, 50 and 100 ppm kinetin for 24 hours at 25°C. All the treatments resulted in improved germination and seedling vigor by dormancy breakdown compared with untreated seeds; however, highest vigor was observed in seeds subjected to 10 ppm kinetin followed by 50 ppm kinetin and 100 ppm kinetin.


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