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Effect of seed dressing on pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants. III. Proteolytic activity in germs

Stanisław Rożek*, Wieńczysława Kozera**, Anna Roszko**, Adela Adamus**

**Department of Plant Physiology
**Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Production
**Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

The results of 3-year investigation on the effect of two seed dressing preparations, Zaprawa nasienna T and Funaben T, on the rate of protein autolysis in homogenates prepared from germs of eight pea cultivars during seed germination are presented. The rate of protein autolysis is a cultivar-specific trait and changes during the germination of seeds. The application of seed dressing changed this process, decidedly stimulating it after 40 h and after 7-days' germination, but inhibiting it after 96 h as compared with the control.

Rożek S., Kozera W., Roszko A., Adamus A., 1993. Effect of seed dressing in pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants. III. Proteolytic activity in germs. Folia Horticulturae V/1: 71-78.