International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part B (2017)
Effects of distillery effluent and micro alga (Chroococcus minutes) treated effluent on germination and seedling growth of Cicer arietinum L
The study has been focused on effect of untreated distillery effluent and algal treated effluent (Chroococcus minutes) on germination, physiology and biochemical characteristic features of Cicer arietinum. The seed treated with different concentration of distillery effluent (25, 50, 75 and 100%) and algal treated effluent. The germination percentage decreased with a rise in distillery effluent concentration. Effluent at 25% concentration induced the growth in, shoot length, leaf area, photosynthetic pigments, carbohydrates, protein, lipids and minerals. While effluent 50% concentration had reduced the following parameters shoot length, leaf area and biochemical attributes as compared to the control and 25% effluent treatment. At 100% effluent concentration growth were completely retarded. When algal treated effluent plant shows increased germination percentage rate from low concentration to high concentration, such concentration was 25 to 100% as compared to that of control and untreated distillery effluent. The results revealed that microalga Chroococcus minutus treated effluent influence the better growth and development of Cicer arietinum.
How to cite this article:
Murugesan S, Padmapriya C, Kotteswari M, Shanthi N. Effects of distillery effluent and micro alga (Chroococcus minutes) treated effluent on germination and seedling growth of Cicer arietinum L. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(10):95-101.