Germination of Mucuna bracteata DC ex Kurz. following Sulphuric Acid Treatment

Dirkensky, Anak Dix (2008) Germination of Mucuna bracteata DC ex Kurz. following Sulphuric Acid Treatment. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A study was carried out on the effects of sulphuric acid treatments on viability and gennination of M bracteata seeds. Seeds were treated with 75 % sulphuric acid for 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 minutes. The moisture content and viability of seeds were not sigllificanlly affected by sulphuric acid treatment. The highest mo isture content was 11 .96 %, obta.ined at 30 minutes treatment. Maximum viabi lity of seeds was 85 %, attained at 30 minutes acid treatment in 0.5 % tetrazolium solution. Gennination of seeds was improved, with extended acid treatment period, altho ugh 15 and 25 minutes created seeds are not significant agajnst other periods. The highest genninalion percentage of 41 % was recorded a t 30 minutes of sulphuric acid treatment. Thus, 30 minutes of sulphuric acid scarificatio n was the best duration for enhancing gemlinalion of M. braclea!a seeds.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mucuna hraCleata, sulphuric acid treatment, germination, period, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 07:29
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 07:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25450

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