Effect of Different Cadmium Concentrations on Seed Germination of Ocimum basilicum L. (Sweet Basil)

Authors(2) :-Ankit Samuel Singh, Eugenia P. Lal

Cadmium is one of the harmful heavy metal, which causes significant influences in the process of seed germination. The present study evaluated the influence of different cadmium concentrations viz 20, 40, 60, 80 & 100 mg/litre of double distilled water, on seed germination percentage, seedling vigour index and plumule & radicle length of Ocimum basilicum L. seedling. The results indicated that increase in level of cadmium concentration, causes significant reduction in seed germination percentage, seedling vigour index and plumule & radicle length of Ocimum basilicum L. seedling as compared to control.

Authors and Affiliations

Ankit Samuel Singh
Department of Biological Sciences Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Eugenia P. Lal
Department of Biological Sciences Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy Metals, Cadmium, Germination, Ocimum basilicum L., Seedling.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 51-54
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1841363
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Ankit Samuel Singh, Eugenia P. Lal, " Effect of Different Cadmium Concentrations on Seed Germination of Ocimum basilicum L. (Sweet Basil)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.51-54, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST1841363

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