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Studies on seed colouring in redgram, blackgram and bengalgram
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications
  • P. Harinath Babu, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
  • Vilas A. Tonapi, National Research Centre for Sorghum
  • N. A. Ansari, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
  • Varanavasiappan, National Research Centre for Sorghum
  • C.H. Ravinder Reddy, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Shrishail S. Navi, Iowa State University
  • N. Seetharama, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

The investigations on the effect of seed colouring of redgram, blackgram and bengalgram seeds encompassing 25 dyes were conducted to identify non-deleterious and deleterious dyes based on their effect on seed quality. The dyes namely Rhodamine-B, Fuchsine and Titan yellow for redgram, Rhodamine-B, Fuchsine and Phenol red and Rhodamine-B, Crystal violet, Titan yellow for bengalgram were found to be the best dyes for seen colouring at 0.75% concentration. In this paper we discuss developing colour standards for redgram, blackgram and bengalgram seeds and their resultant implications for Indian seed industry.

Comments

This paper is from Seed Research 35, no. 1 (2007): 58–65.

Language
en
Date Available
January 31, 2013
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application/pdf
Citation Information
P. Harinath Babu, Vilas A. Tonapi, N. A. Ansari, None Varanavasiappan, et al.. "Studies on seed colouring in redgram, blackgram and bengalgram" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shrishail_navi/36/