Identification of gamma irradiated pulse seed (Lens sp.) based on germination test

Authors
Citation
Sk. Chaudhuri, Identification of gamma irradiated pulse seed (Lens sp.) based on germination test, J FD SCI M, 38(2), 2001, pp. 155-157
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Food Science/Nutrition
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE
ISSN journal
0022-1155 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
155 - 157
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1155(200103/04)38:2<155:IOGIPS>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
The germination test of pulse seed provided a reliable method for the ident ification of lentil seeds that had been subjected to irradiation. Root and shoot lengths Were found more sensitive to the gamma irradiation than the g ermination percentages. The critical dose that prevented the root elongatio n varied from 0.1 kGy to 0.5 kGy. Germination percentage was reduced drasti cally above 0.2 kGy. Above 1.0 kGy dose, the lentil seeds did not germinate . The sensitivity of lentil seeds to gamma irradiation was inversely propor tional to moisture content of the seeds. In addition, storage period up to 12 months had little effect on irradiation the induced reduction of root an d shoot lengths. Thus, this test can determine the difference between irrad iated and non-irradiated lentil seeds even 12 months after gamma irradiatio n.