A review article - bamboo seed viability

Geetika Singh., Richa and M.L Sharma

Seeds of bamboos are viable for very short time period. Seed viability is the capability of a seed to germinate. Bamboo seeds are known to lose viability relatively fast. Viability decreases with ageing and seeds completely lose viability under natural conditions in few months. Keeping the seeds under controlled conditions help maintain viability for longer duration which can be further exploited for various uses. Seed viability of bamboos for shorter time period poses a major problem for scientist.

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