Benzyladenine in the Priming Solution Reduces Thermodormancy of Lettuce Seeds

When lettuce seeds are imbibed and subjected to high temperature for periods of 72 h or more, dormancy known as thermodormaney is induced. Priming of three cultivars of lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.) seeds in 1% (w/v) K3P O4 for 20 h in the dark reduced thermodormaney. Addition of 100 mg 6-benzyladenine (BA)/liter to the priming solution increased germination… CONTINUE READING