Biochemical Changes During Seed Germination of Sterculia urens Roxb.

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

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.

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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
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
Section
Research articles
CITATION
DOI: 10.15835/nsb336116

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