Relationship of Seedling Vigor to Respiration and Tetrazolium Chloride Reduction by Germinating Wheat Seeds <sup>1</sup>
Volume: 60, Issue: 3, Pages: 286 - 288
Published: May 1, 1968
The effects of age and size of seed on seedling vigor, rate of respiration, and 2,3,5-triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride (TTC) reduction by germinating seeds were studied in the laboratory. Wheat seed (Triticum aestivum ssp. compactum (Host) MacKey ‘Elmar’) was used. Stratification was necessary to eliminate the effect of dormancy in the youngest seed class. Significant positive correlations were found between rate of emergence and vigor (ability...