Authors: Thaker V.

Title: Changes in water content, sugars and invertase activity in developing seed of Hibiscus esculentum

Source: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
year: 1999, vol: 21, number: 2, pages: 155-159
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Keywords: Hibiscus esculentum; acid invertase; sink; water; sugar;

Discipline: PLANT SCIENCES

Language: English

Document type: article

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V. Thaker, Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot- 360 005, India

Abstract: Seeds of Hibiscus esculentum were analysed for growth, in terms of fresh and dry weights, cell size, water content, reducing and non-reducing sugars and acid invertase activity. On the basis of growth analysis seed development is divided into four distinct phases of a) cell division, b)cel elongation, c) dry matter acumulation and d) maturation. A close parallel with water content and cell was observed. A peak level of reducing sugars was observed during the rapid elongation growth. The role of invertase in hydrolizing sugars and its regulation of sink development is discussed.

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