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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3714-3724

Effect of Nanoparticles for Seed Quality Enhancement in Onion [Allium cepa (Linn) cv. CO (On)] 5
Anandaraj* and N. Natarajan
Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Zinc oxide (ZnO), Silver (Ag), Copper oxide (CuO) and Titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were synthesised using simple chemical route which were characterised using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Particle Size Analyzer and Raman Spectroscopy. Size of Zinc oxide (ZnO), Silver (Ag) Copper oxide (CuO) and Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles measured 16-50 nm, 50-100 nm, 60-150 nm and 100-120, respectively to con­form the nano-size. Onion seeds when dry dressed with the synthesised nanoparticles each at 750, 1000, 1250 and 1500 mg kg-1, the dose of 1000 mg kg-1 outperformed in enhancing the germination (72%), shoot length (7.5 cm) root length (6.4) and thereby the vigour index (998) compared to control (60%, 6.0, 5.4 and 692) respectively.

Keywords: Onion, Seed Quality, Allium cepa, nano particle, Nano seed treatment, ZnO, Ag, CuO and TiO2 Nanoparticles, SEM, TEM, Particle Size Analyzer, Raman Spectroscopy.

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Anandaraj, K. and Natarajan, N. 2017. Effect of Nanoparticles for Seed Quality Enhancement in Onion [Allium cepa (Linn) cv. CO (On)] 5.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3714-3724. doi:
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