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 AJPS  Vol.7 No.6 , April 2016
Effect of Plant Derived Smoke on Germination and Post Germination Expression of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Abstract: Smoke produced from burning of plant material elicits a striking increase in seed germination in various plant species. In present work, effect of plant derived smoke exposure on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seeds germination and post germination response has been studied in laboratory. Plant derived smoke was generated by burning of plant material (leaf, straws etc.) in a special designed furnace. Non-imbibed and imbibed seeds of wheat were exposed to plant derived smoke for 1 hr time duration. Best results were observed in non-imbibed seeds treated with plant derived smoke while imbibed seeds showed poor response to germination percentage, germination index, seedling vigor index and root shoot length. It has been proved from present study that plant derived smoke has stimulatory effect on germination & post germination response of non-imbibed seeds while it may cause inhibitory effect in imbibed seeds of wheat.
Cite this paper: Iqbal, M. , Asif, S. , Ilyas, N. , Raja, N. , Hussain, M. , Shabir, S. , Ashraf Faz, M. and Rauf, A. (2016) Effect of Plant Derived Smoke on Germination and Post Germination Expression of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). American Journal of Plant Sciences, 7, 806-813. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2016.76075.
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