No. I (2010): Journal Of Agricultural Sciences - Supplement
Articles

The effect of gamma irradiation on the germination and growth of Turda Star maize hybrid dry samples

Published October 5, 2010
Delia Marcu
Faculty of Environmental Science, ,,Babes-Bolyai” University, Fantanele Street No.30, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Constantin Cosma
Faculty of Environmental Science, ,,Babes-Bolyai” University, Fantanele Street No.30, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Marcu, D., & Cosma, C. (2010). The effect of gamma irradiation on the germination and growth of Turda Star maize hybrid dry samples. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (I), 23–25. https://doi.org/10.34101/ACTAAGRAR/I/8368

In order to study the effects of gamma rays on germination indices i.e. germination index (GI), total germination (GT) and the
germination energy (GE), of maize hybrid, Turda Star current experiment was conducted. Dry seeds of Turda Star maize hybrid were
irradiated with 2, 5, 15, 30 and 50 Gy, using a 60Co-gamma radiation source.
Results showed that gamma irradiation affected all the above mentioned parameters except germination percentage. Total
germination and germination energy was significantly affected at higher doses of gamma rays. However, increasing doses of gamma
rays did not have significant effects on seed germination percentage. The other growth parameters showed declining tendency with
increasing doses of gamma irradiation.

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