Postvernalization Seed Treatment with Vitamins in Vigna catjang

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Science  23 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3543, pp. 902-903
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3543.902


Thermoinduction for 1 week, followed by 48 hours of vitamin treatment of seeds, resulted in complete annihilation of the cold effect, the plants from the treated seeds having shown a significant increase in elongation of the root and shoot and an increase in the fresh weight as well as in the dry matter over vernalized and unvernalized controls. An increase in vegetative vigor was also noted after treatment with vitamins at lower concentrations in the unvernalized series. Cold treatment not combined with vitamin treatment resulted in a decrease in vegetative vigor.