African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6752

Article in Press

Mannitol (C6H14O6) effects on germination of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) seeds

Alihan Cokkizgin, Ãœmit Girgel, Hatice Cokkizgin

  •  Received: 24 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 27 December 2018
In this research, the effect of Mannitol (C6H14O6) on the germination of Vicia faba L seed was investigated. Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes, Sevilla and Emiralem seeds were treated with different concentrations of Mannitol (1%, 2.5% and 5%) and distilled water (2.5 μs/cm) at 20 0C. Experiment was carried out following a completely randomized design (CRD) with three replicates in Petri dishes. Seedling length, germination percentage, seed vigor index and angular transformation value (Arcsin) parameters were evaluated. Results indicated that Sevilla faba bean cultivar had higher values for Seedling Length, Seed Vigor Index and Arcsin parameters, with a lower value for Germination Percentage parameter on a high mannitol concentration (%5) had a negative effect on germination for all characteristics.

Keywords: Mannitol, Germination, Faba bean, Vicia faba, Vigor, Arcsin