Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 1990, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (4): 222

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RADIATION EFFECT ON BIOSYNTHESES OF ASCORBIC ACID AND RIBOFLAVIN IN GERMINATING CHICKPEA

Abdus Sattar, S. Atta* ,M. Wahid, B.Ahmad* * and M.A.Akhtar*   

  1. Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
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Abdus Sattar, S. Atta , M. Wahid, B.Ahmad and M.A.Akhtar. RADIATION EFFECT ON BIOSYNTHESES OF ASCORBIC ACID AND RIBOFLAVIN IN GERMINATING CHICKPEA.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 1990, 1(4): 222

Abstract: The influence of irradiation on biosyntheses of ascorbic acid and riboflavin in germinating chickpea seeds at ambient (25~ 35°C) conditions, was investigated. The rate of syntheses of these vitamins significantly increased with increasing germination time upto 120 h depending upon the treatment (P<0.05) Maximum amounts of ascorbic acid, 22.32 and 16.84 mg/100g, were found in the 0.10 kGy sample after 120 h of germination in tap and distilled water respectively. However, a radiation dose of 0.15 kGy resulted in the development of maximum values of riboflavin, 11.40 and 11.38 μg/g, on germination in tap and distilled water respectively. A significant linear relation (r= 0.954 to 0.997) was observed between the biosyntheses of these vitamins and the germination time upto 120 h of irradiated and unirradiated chickpea seed  (P<0.05)

Key words: Irradiation, Biosyntheses, Ascorbic acid, Riboflavin chickpea