The Effect Of Some Respiratory Inhibitors On The Lipase Activity Of Germinating Peanuts (Arachis hypogea)

Peanut (Arachis hypogea) seeds were treated with varying concentrations of KCN, KNO3) and Urea (0.01 M and 0.05 M) prior to germination. Lipase activities of germinating seeds were affected by chemical treatment. The effect induced by the chemicals is explained on the basis of interfering effect with the function of the organelles. The lipase activity of all the seeds had maximum activity on the 6th day of germination. Key Words: Peanut, lipase, chemical treatment. Bio-Research Vol.2(2) 2004: 34-36

 OU Njoku, IF Ijeh, AE Njinaka, EO Alumunah, LUS Ezeanyika