Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 392-401 April-June 2007

 

MONITORING OF HERBICIDE (SIMAZINE) TOXICITY BY USING POLLEN AS INDICATORS - POLLEN OF FIVE CULTIVARS OF PETUNLIA AXILLARIS BSP. A CRITICAL REVIEW

 

S.A. Salgare

Salgare Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd., Karjat, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : February 17, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

Rice Pollen of successive flowers (viz. F, F-24, F-48, F-72 series i.e. open flowers and the flower buds which require 24, 48, 72 hours to open respectively) of 5 cultivars of Petunia axillaris BSP. e.g. light-violet-, pink-, violet-, white- and white-violet-flowered cultivars were collected at the stage of the dehiscence of anthers in the open flowers. Germination of pollen grains was studied by standing-drop technique in the optimum concentrations of sucrose (acts as control) as well as in the optimum concentrations of sucrose supplemented by the different concentrations (10

 

Keywords : Physiology of Pollen, Palylnology, Toxicology, Environmental Sciences. Pollen viability.

 

 

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