Mudasir Qadir and Fatima Khan*

Govt College of Science and Commerce Benazeer, Bhopal-462008 (India)


In the present investigation, seeds of Indigofera linifolia Retz. were subjected to various treatments to achieve early germination by breaking dormancy. The seeds of this plant species were subjected to various physical and chemical treatments but the highest germination percentage (77%) was achieved for the seeds exposed to alternating high and low temperature. Whereas, the germination percentage was 71 and 65 under the influence of IAA and brassinolide respectively till 17th day of sowing. So, the best method for breaking its dormancy was found to be treatment with alternating high and low temperature.

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