Effect of Ascorbic Acid Seed Priming on Agronomic and Physiochemical Traits of Pisum sativum

Effects of Ascorbic acid seed priming on Pisum sativum


  • Ghulam Hussain Department of Botany, University of Education, Okara
  • Tauseef Anwar Department of Botany, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • Huma Qureshi Department of Botany, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. Institute of Biological Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
  • Muhammad Waseem Department of Biology, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
  • Faheem Arshad Department of Botany, University of Education, Okara
  • Rizwan Rahseed Department of Botany, Government College University, Faisalabad


Ascorbic acid, Seed priming, Vegetative, Reproductive and biochemical features of Pea plants


Pea (Pisum sativum L.) is one of the prime food ingredients of vegetarian meals and fulfills the nutritive commodities of the human individuals in the whole world. It also contains most of the essential nutrients like fibers and proteins. To approach whether the artificial application growth fastening substances like ascorbic acid, sorbitol, mannitol and polyethylene glycol etc. at development stages i.e., seed germination or emerging foliar or inflorescence buds would be valuable or not. The role of ascorbic acid through seed priming in pea (Pisum sativum L.) was analyzed in different cultivars of Pea plant i.e., Meteor and Classic. The morphological patterns were found to be enhancing under all levels ascorbic acid treatments. Basic biochemical components were also increased gradually in both varieties (Meteor and Classic) of pea. It was recommended that the application of growth promoting hormones or vitamins before sowing was helpful in crop plants to increase their qualitative and quantitative yields. It would be workable procedure to shield the economical plants against stresses.


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How to Cite

Hussain, G. ., Anwar, T. ., Qureshi, H. ., Waseem, M. ., Arshad, F. ., & Rahseed, R. . (2021). Effect of Ascorbic Acid Seed Priming on Agronomic and Physiochemical Traits of Pisum sativum: Effects of Ascorbic acid seed priming on Pisum sativum. Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: B. Life and Environmental Sciences, 56(4), 9–14. Retrieved from https://ppaspk.org/index.php/PPAS-B/article/view/65