Small Seeded Legume Tetrazolium Test

Small Seeded Legume Tetrazolium Test

Tetrazolium Test for Legumes

Tetrazolium Test for Legumes


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.


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