Small Seeded Legume Tetrazolium Test

Small Seeded Legume Tetrazolium Test

Tetrazolium Test for Legumes

Tetrazolium Test for Legumes

Methods

Tetrazolium tests are conducted on a 200 seed sample. Legume seeds are typically imbibed for 16 hours and then transferred into a 1% Tetrazolium solution.

What is Reported

A percentage of viable seed (normal staining embryos and hard seeds). Hard seeds can be nicked to allow imbibition and then stained.

Value of Results

Tetrazolium is a quick estimate of germination and can be useful in determining viability of hard seeds.

Accurate Seed Testing Results

SoDak Lab's goal is to deliver fast, accurate, and diagnostic seed testing services.