Effect of Storage Period on Seed Viability of Jatropha curcas L.
Srivastava Subodh Kumar1, Shukla DS1, Shukla Himanshu2, Pathak Madhavi2, Tewari JP1
1Department of Botany, MLK, (PG) College, Balrampur.
2Department of Botany, Kisan PG College, Bahraich.
Jatropha curcas L. (physic nut) is an important biofuel crop. It belongs to family Euphorbiaceae. In the present study, seed viability of different storage periods have been tested by germination as well as by tetrazolium test methods. The results show maximum viability in the seeds of 1 year storage period seeds while minimum viability was recorded in the seeds of 4 year storage period.