Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences

Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

+44 1477412632

Abstract

Seedless Pumpkin Vegetable Production Using Gibberellic Acid (GA3) As Plant Hormone and Genetically Modified Technique

A.B.M. Sharif Hossain

Pumpkin is one of the most important vegetables that meet the requirements of healthy nutrition. It is a tasty and valuable vegetable crop, containing a lot of biologically active substances and significant for dietary qualities. The study was carried out to investigate the seedless effect of GA3 150ppm on pumpkin by applying injection method and biochemical as well as nutritional quality. Current results showed that fruit weight was higher in the GA3 treated fruit than in control fruit.  Moreover, Seed number and per seed weight were higher in the control than the GA3 treated pumpkin. However, 96.9% seedless pumpkin was found by the treatment of GA3 compared to the control. Biochemical content like glucose, inverted sugar and fructose content were found to be higher in the GA3 treated pumpkin than the control. In addition, potassium and calcium content were higher in the GA3 treated fruit than in control. Therefore present results showed that seedless pumpkin production can be possible by using GA3 150ppm.

Published Date: 2015-05-11;

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