IJLST 2017 Volume 10 Issue 8

International Journal of Life Sciences and Technology (IJLST) ISSN: 0974-5335

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Toxicological Assessment of Tartrazine on Seed Germination Capacity of Vigna radiata (L.). Zorawar Singh. IJLST (2017), 10(8):75-78

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Title:
Toxicological Assessment of Tartrazine on Seed Germination Capacity of Vigna radiata (L.)

Authors & Affiliation:
Zorawar Singh
Department of Zoology, Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab, India. PIN: 143001
E mail: zorawarsinghs@rediffmail.com Tel: +91-9417230075


Abstract
Tartrazine is a water soluble organic azo dye widely used in food products, drugs and cosmetics. Tartrazine has been assessed for its toxicity on different animal models. In the present study, tartrazine has been checked for its toxicity on the seed germination capacity in Vigna radiata (L.). For this assessment, Vigna seeds were exposed to two different test concentrations of tartrazine (0.05 and 0.1 ppm). Results revealed toxic nature of tartrazine on seed germination of Vigna radiata as revealed by reduced germination percentage and mean root length.
Keywords: Tartrazine, toxicity, Vigna radiata, germination, green gram, mung bean

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