Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Assessment of viability of Jatropha curcas L. seeds using the tetrazolium test

Buy Article:

$35.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Assessment of the potential viability of Jatropha curcas L. was done using the Triphenyl Tetrazolium Chloride (TZ) test, and the results correlated with actual viability evaluated by laboratory germination. Seeds were subjected to different incubation temperatures, soaking time and concentration of tetrazolium solution. Soaking of the pre-moistened seeds in 0.1%TZ solution at 30°C for six hours or 0.25%TZ at 40°C for four hours produced clear staining pattern and good colour intensity and may be appropriate conditions for TZ testing in Jatropha. Seeds which are either completely and uniformly stained or were uniformly stained except for minor unstained areas on the cotyledons were considered viable. For these seeds there was a strong correlation with the laboratory germination of five seed lots.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • Seed Science and Technology (SST) is one of the leading international journals featuring original papers and review articles on seed quality and physiology as related to seed production, harvest, processing, sampling, storage, distribution and testing. This widely recognised journal is designed to meet the needs of researchers, advisers and all those involved in the improvement and technical control of seed quality.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more