In the present project work the effects of chromium on the seed germination and early seedling growth of Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek were studied. The seeds of V. radiata were surface sterilized and allowed to germinate in Petri plates lined with cotton which were soaked with different concentrations of chromium solution. The percentage of germination of seeds in each concentration was noted. Moreover, the seedling growth parameters like shoot length, fresh weight, dry weight, dry weight percentage and moisture content percentage were also analyzed under different concentrations of chromium and compared with control plants. From the results, it was found that chromium reduced the germination percentage of seeds and also caused significant reduction in the early seedling growth of Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek.
Key words: Chromium, dry weight, fresh weight, germination, seedling