Obembe, Olawole O.
Seed pretreatments enhance germination in Occimum
Life Science Journal, 5 (1).
ISSN ISSN: 1097 – 8135
Occimum gratissimum (fever plant) is a crop with a wide range of use as a medicinal plant and as a spice. In spite of
its huge economic importance, the plant is only grown in homestead. The study investigated the effects of light, temperature
and water treatments on the germination of the seeds. The incubation of seeds at 25 °C under light condition,
coupled with leaching in running water for 12 hours was found to release the dormancy in the seeds of Occimum gratissimum.
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