A study on variations in viability of Syzygium caryophyllatum (L.) alston seeds stored at various conditions
Chithra S G, Neethu S Kumar, Santhoshkumar R
Storage of seeds under controlled environmental conditions helps to maintain seed viability for a longer period and it also depends on initial seed quality, moisture content and temperature during storage. Reduced rate of moisture content and temperature will affect the viability of seeds. Syzygium caryophyllatum (L.) Alstonis a very significant evergreen shrub or tree which belongs to family Myrtaceae. Its seedsareknown to be recalcitrant. The present study, is mainly focussed to identify the variation in moisture content, germination percentage and viability of seeds stored at various storage conditions and to report a suitable storage method for Syzygium caryophyllatum seeds. The collected seeds were stored at ten different conditions and were analysed at regular intervals. The seeds were found to have a maximum viability period and germination percentage when stored at refrigerator along with fruits compared to other conditions. Inappropriate storage medium such as room temperature storage often results in low seed germination, seed deterioration, and loss of viability, which are natural phenomenon during seed storage.
Chithra S G, Neethu S Kumar, Santhoshkumar R. A study on variations in viability of Syzygium caryophyllatum (L.) alston seeds stored at various conditions. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 15-21