GERMINATION STUDIES AND BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE IN SEEDS OF WHEAT EXPOSED TO MAGNESIUM NANOPARTICLESAbstract
Nanotechnology has gained a lot of importance and application in agriculture in the last decade. The present work was focused on the synthesis and characterization of magnesium oxide nanoparticles and on studying the effect of these nanoparticles on wheat (PBW-677 variety). Magnesium oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical synthesis method and were characterised by using UV- Visible spectrophotometer. The seeds were treated with different concentrations (200 ppm, 500 ppm, and 1000 ppm) of nanoparticles. A Control group was also run along with in which the seeds were treated with tap water. The aim of the study was to see the effect of these nanoparticles on various parameters that include seed germination, estimation of chlorophyll content, and antioxidants. The present study showed that magnesium oxide nanoparticles increase seed germination, growth, phenolics, flavonoids, total antioxidants, chlorophyll and carotene and protein content of PBW-677 Wheat.
A. Pathak *, Rajwinder Kaur and Neetu Thakur
Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
27 January 2021
04 May 2021
29 May 2021
01 December 2021