Zinc priming promotes seed germination and seedling vigor of rice

Abstract

The present study evaluated effects of seed zinc (Zn) priming at concentrations from 0 to 25 mM ZnSO4 on seedling vigor and viability in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Zinc priming substantially increased Zn concentration in the husk, but not in brown rice. The movement of primed Zn from the husk into the inner layers of rice seed during germination was suggested by Zn concentration declining in the husk coinciding with the increase in brown rice over time (r = –0.62; p

Citation

Prom-u-thai, C.; Rerkasem, B.; Yazici, A.; Cakmak, I. Zinc priming promotes seed germination and seedling vigor of rice. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (2012) 175 (3) 482-488. [DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201100332]

Zinc priming promotes seed germination and seedling vigor of rice

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