October 2020 Issue Vol.10 No.10
Seed Germinating Potential of Silver Nano particles and Activated Carbon Prepared using Passiflora foetidahttps://ia601404.us.archive.org/31/items/vol10no101/vol10no101.pdf
Dheeban Shankar.P1&2* & Karthik.S
2 Department of Biotechnology, Nandha Arts and Science College, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
1Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Botany, Government Arts College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Abstract: The farmers are very much fascinated towards the use of nitrogen rich fertilizers to increase the germination as well as the growth of crop plants but it is not the fact, because excessive nitrogen may delay and reduce seedling emergence, also the chemical fertilizers are too expensive with hazardous toxic effect. To solve such problem, the extracts of plants which are the reservoirs of naturally occurring bioorganic compounds were employed in the seed germination process. There are several reports saying that, only a few plants could be utilized in seed germination process as some may induce allelopathic effect. Considering these drawbacks, the present work was focused on the analysis of silver nanoparticles an activated carbon prepared from Passiflora foetida on seed germinating potential of Vigna radiata(green gram), Trigonella-foenumgraecum (fenugreek) and Pennisetum glaucum (Pearl millet) as experimental tools. The study revealed that both silver nanoparticles and activated carbon had enriched the seed germinating potential on the seeds tested. The percentage of seed germination was visibly high for the silver nanoparticles on Fenugreek (76.6%) and Pearl millet (76%) than that of activated carbon. On the other hand, the activated carbon was observed to induce the shoot length on all the seeds especially more on green gram (15.1cm). Thus the use of green and ecofriendly approach with economically stable preparation of silver nanoparticles and activated carbon could play a vital role in agricultural industries for an effective crop production.