Membrane permeability as a marker of low temperature resistance in maize --Sinha, NK, Mandal, SS, Handoo, JK, Srivastava, AK A laboratory experiment was conducted for the determination of decrease in seed permeability of maize in terms of release of exudates, by determining the electrical conductivity. The value of electrical conductivity of the exudates were higher under low temperature stress (8±1 C) than for the seeds germinated in 25±1 C. Minimum leakage determines membrane permeability of the germinating seeds of resistant maize varieties.
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