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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (522) Last page : (529)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4001

Effect of Vase Solutions and Gamma Radiation on Vase Life of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium R.) cv. Vasantika

Anurag Bajpay* and Deepa H. Dwivedi
Department of Applied Plant Science (Horticulture) Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar  University,
Lucknow-226025, UP India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: anuragbajpai850@gmail.com
Received: 7.06.2017  |  Revised: 18.06.2017   |  Accepted: 19.06.2017  


The chrysanthemum flowers cv. ‘Vasantika’ obtained from plants treated with varying doses of gamma radiation (control), 1Kr gamma radiation and 1.5 Kr gamma radiation placed in seven different holding solutions viz., distilled water, two levels of citric acid (200 ppm and 300 ppm), hydroxyquinoline sulphate (200 ppm), silver nitrate, (200 ppm) and two concentrations of tea extract (10% and 20%). These different holding solutions extend the vase life of the plants. The various doses of irradiation as well as holding solutions both have an independent highly significant effect on enhancing the vase life of chrysanthemum cut flower. The interactive effect of two factors on enhancing the vase life of flower has also been observed to be significant. The results which we obtained shows that the maximum vase life of flower (22.66 days), maximum vase life of foliage (12.66 days), maximum diameter of flower (5.08 cm), maximum fresh weight (9.57 g) and dry weight (2.33 g) of flowers and total solution uptake (25 ml) was observed to be the highest for the plants treated with 1Kr gamma radiation followed by 1.5 Kr and their flowers placed in T3 (HQS 200 ppm) holding solutions. The lowest number of bacterial colony counts in holding solutions (143x104cfu ml-1) was measured in T3 with 0Kr and maximum (143x104cfu ml-1) was counted in T0 with 0 Kr.

Key words: Gamma radiation, Vase solutions, Chrysanthemum, Vasantika, and Vase life.

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Cite this article: Bajpay, A. and Dwivedi, D.H., Effect of Vase Solutions and Gamma Radiation on Vase Life of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium R.) cv. Vasantika, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5(3): 522-529 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4001