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The effect of seed moisture content and post-irradiation storage on the recovery from radiation damage in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Latha, P.G.; Nair, P.G.

Journal of Phytological Research 12(1/2): 69-72


Accession: 003584942

Seeds of barley IB-65 with moisture contents (m.c.) of 4 or 10% were exposed to 200, 400 or 600 Gy of gamma radiation and stored at 23 or 33% m.c. With increase in radiation dose, there was an almost linear increase in radiation damage (seedling damage and chromosomal aberrations), but with an increase in seed m.c. from 4 to 10%, there was a decrease in radiation damage at all the doses.

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