Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--32

Biofertilizing efficiency of Sargassum polycystum extract on growth and biochemical composition of Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo


B Bharath, S Nirmalraj, M Mahendrakumar, K Perinbam 
 PG and Research Department of Botany, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomus), Nandanam, Chennai, Affiliated to University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
B Bharath
PG and Research Department of Botany, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam, Chennai, Affiliated to University of Madras, Tamil Nadu
India
K Perinbam
PhD., PG and Research Department of Botany, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomus), Nandanam, Chennai, Affiliated to University of Madras, Tamil Nadu
India

Objective: To evaluate the effect of marine brown alga Sargassum polycystum extract on growth and biochemical parameters of Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo. Methods: Different concentrations of algal extracts (0.5%, 1.0%, 2.0%, 3.0%, 4.0%, and 5.0%) were prepared and applied to the crops at every 10-day intervals under natural conditions. After 30 d, the plants were harvested to evaluate the growth and biochemical parameters. Results: Seaweed liquid fertilizers treated seedlings showed maximum growth in 3.0% concentration when compared to the untreated seedlings. Similarly, biochemical parameters such as photosynthetic pigments, protein, reducing sugar, total sugar and amino acids exhibited increases in 3.0% concentration seaweed extract. Decreases in growth and biochemical parameters were noticed in concentrations higher than 3.0%. Conclusions: Presence of micronutrients and growth regulating substances in the liquid extract help healthier and faster productivity of the crop.


How to cite this article:
Bharath B, Nirmalraj S, Mahendrakumar M, Perinbam K. Biofertilizing efficiency of Sargassum polycystum extract on growth and biochemical composition of Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo.Asian Pac J Reprod 2018;7:27-32


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Bharath B, Nirmalraj S, Mahendrakumar M, Perinbam K. Biofertilizing efficiency of Sargassum polycystum extract on growth and biochemical composition of Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo. Asian Pac J Reprod [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];7:27-32
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