Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 71, No 2 (2006)

Evaluation of Two Wheat Varieties for Phytotoxic Effect of Mercury on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth

Shagufta Naz JAMAL, M. Zafar IQBAL, Mohammad ATHAR

Pages: 41-44


Two varieties of wheat (Triticum aestivum var. Blue Silver and T. aestivum var. Punjab 85) were tested for the phytotoxic eff ect of mercury on seed germination and seedling growth. Seed were treated with 25, 50, 75 and 100 ppm of HgCl2 solution. Both varieties showed enhanced seed germination at all levels of mercury compared to untreated control. However, shoot, root, and seedling length was signifi cantly (P


mercury toxicity; seed germination; plant growth; wheat varieties; Blue Silver; Punjab 85

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