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DDT-toxicity towards seed-germination and viability.

Deepthi, N. and Bhanuprakash, H. D. and Ravi Kumar, M. S. and Rajkumar, B. and Manonmani, H. K. (2005) DDT-toxicity towards seed-germination and viability. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 23-33.

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The toxic effect of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)on the germination of some seeds Brassica juncea (Mustard), Raphanus sativus (Radish), Phaseolus aureus (green gram), Phaseolus vulgaris (French beans), Hibiscus esculentum (Ladies finger), Oryza sativa (Pady) and Eleucine coracona (Ragi) wee tested. There was a marked reduction in the germination of the seeds with increase in DDT concentration. Paddy seeds were most affected and at 50 MU g DDT (per gram soil) level, wherein the germination was completely inhibited. Abnormalities were observed in root, shoot and leaf developments. Protease and the amylase activites were reduced in seeds grown in soils spiked with DDT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxicity, Mustard, Radish, Green gram, French beans, Ladies finger, Okra, Paddy, Ragi, Finger millet
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 01 Rice
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 08 Botanical sciences > 01 Botany
600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 05 Ragi (Finger Millet)
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Users 197 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 11:18
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:45
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/3670

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