Influence of Environmentally Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles on Seed Quality Traits in Groundnut

Anitha Rose J. *

Department of Seed Science and Technology, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, India.

Rupesh Kumar Reddy B.

Department of Seed Science and Technology, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, India.

Vasundhara S.

Department of Seed Science and Technology, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, India.

Narasimha G.

Department of Virology, S.V. University, Tirupati, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Silver nanoparticle (AgNPs) is one of the widely used nanoparticles because of their antimicrobial properties. In this present study, the effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles and bulk form of silver (AgNO3) at different concentrations (250, 500, 750 and 1000 ppm) on seed quality parameters of groundnut were studied.  Silver nanoparticles synthesized using Azadirachta indica leaves were characterized by Dynamic light scattering, UV- Vis and FTIR spectrum. Size, zeta potential, UV- Vis absorbance peak and FTIR spectrum of the AgNPs measured 28.6 nm, 24.6 mV, 350 to 490 nm and 3334.53 cm-1 respectively. The results showed that AgNPs 1000 ppm was found best in enhancing the seed quality parameters such as germination percentage, root length, shoot length, seedling length, root dry weight, shoot dry weight, seedling dry weight, seed vigour index I&  II.

Keywords: Silver nanoparticles, silver nitrate, groundnut, seed quality parameters

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Anitha Rose J., Rupesh Kumar Reddy B., Vasundhara S., and Narasimha G. 2023. “Influence of Environmentally Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles on Seed Quality Traits in Groundnut”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):3402-9.


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