Biochemical Changes During Seed Germination of Sterculia urens Roxb.

Authors

  • Botcha SATYANARAYANA Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam
  • Prattipati Subhashini DEVI Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam
  • Atluru ARUNDATHI Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb336116

Abstract

The present study describes biochemical changes taking place during seed germination of Sterculia urens. The levels of proteins, total amino acids, reducing sugars, total soluble sugars and lipids were studied during various stages of seed germination (0-15 days). Total protein content was decreased in cotyledons during seed germination while free amino acid content increased to its maximum extent by 9th day of germination and reverse trend thereafter. The levels of reducing sugars and total soluble sugars increased till 6th day of germination and decreased thereafter. The lipid content was high at initial stages of germination (0-6 days) but gradually decreased by 15th day of germination.

Author Biographies

Botcha SATYANARAYANA, Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam

Department of Biochemistry Andhra University

Prattipati Subhashini DEVI, Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam

Department of Biochemistry Andhra University

Atluru ARUNDATHI, Andhra University, Department of Biochemistry, Visakhapatnam

Department of Botany Andhra University

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Published

2011-08-25

How to Cite

SATYANARAYANA, B., DEVI, P. S., & ARUNDATHI, A. (2011). Biochemical Changes During Seed Germination of Sterculia urens Roxb. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 3(3), 105–108. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb336116

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