Influence of post-ringing period on auxin activity, carbohydrate and nitrogen contents in ringed shoot cuttings of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)

M.B. Nageswara Rao, G. Satyanarayana, A. Shiv Raj, A. Rameshwar


Auxin activity, carbohydrate and nitrogen contents in pre-girdled shoot cuttings from 4-year-old cashew plants were analysed. There was an appreciable increase in auxin activity with duration of the post-ringing period up to 180 days. The reducing and non-reducing sugars and total nitrogen contents of the cuttings also showed a similar trend. At the root initiation stage, all these components were reduced, suggesting their involvement in the rooting process.


Cashew; Anacardium occidentale; Cuttings; Ringing; Girdling; Rooting; Auxin; Carbohydrate/ Nitrogen

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