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Interdisciplinary International Science Journal

Volume 41 (2023)
Issue 4C
Page No. 2798



Chikkala Jyothi, Sam A. Masih,

Ann Maxton

Environment and Ecology 41 (4C) : 2798—2804, October—December 2023
Article DOI:
ISSN 0970-0420

Efficiency of Seed Bio-Priming Technique for 
Drought Management in Mungbean

Chikkala Jyothi, Sam A. Masih, Ann Maxton

Received 26 June 2023, Accepted 22 September 2023, Published on 15 December 2023



Drought stress is considered a severe treat to crop production as it adversely affects the morpho-physiological, biochemical and molecular functions of plants especially in short duration crops like mungbean. Water stress during the growth phase (called terminal drought) has become a threat to mungbean productivity. To reduce stress, “biopriming” has emerged as a new agricultural and sustainable technology. Biopriming is a coating process or treatment with PGPR, which is good at hydration control and improves pre-germination preparation without the appearance of radicles. Biopriming significantly increased Mungbam yield and composition and modulated the activity of antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidase, ascorbic acid and all phenolics) by 8 - 12% under normal and drought conditions. Seed application will increase the germination capacity of mung bean production and the plant will eventually tolerate drought stress.

Keywords    Biopriming, Drought, Nutrients uptake, Mung bean.

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