Effect of Zno Nanoparticles on Chlorophyll Content of Wheat Plants(Triticum Aestivum L.)
J. A. Bagawade1, S. S. Jagtap2

1J. A. Bagawade*, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Vidya Pratishthan’s Arts,Science and Commerce College, Vidyanagari, Baramati, Dist. Pune, MS,India.
2S. S. Jagtap, Department of Physics, H. V. Desai College, Pune -02, MS, India.

Manuscript received on April 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 28-30 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: C6406029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6406.049420
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Abstract: : Nanoparticles have achieved novel applications in biotechnology and agricultural industries. Nanoparticles on plants may cover a new insight to the ecosystems. There is a need for advance study of the possible effects of the nanoparticles on plant growth and development. In the present investigation, zinc oxide nanoparticles have been prepared by the simple chemical route and were authorized by UV-vis spectrophotometer and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis alongwith transmission electron microscope (TEM). The consequence of various concentrations of synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles on wheat seeds (variety: lok-1) was studied by soaking approach and follow its effect on seedling growth of wheat (at 5 days). The seed germination, plant growth & chlorophyll content characteristics were measured by using standard biophysical techniques and studied. Results showed enhancement in germination and growth characteristics in five days grown wheat seedlings for control upto thousand ppm. Above thousand ppm, the considerable drop off was observed in these parameters upto two thousand ppm. Also, the chlorophyll content in the control sample is greater than the samples treated with the various concentrations of zinc oxide nanoparticles. There was a noticeable effect that employing suitable concentration of ZnO nanoparticles could support the seed germination of wheat in contrast to untreated control.
Keywords: Zinc oxide nanoparticles, Wheat, Chlorophyll, Growth