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The effect of sodium chloride on germination and the potassium and calcium contents of Acacia seeds
Author(s): S. Rehman, P. J. C. Harris, W. F. Bourne and J. Wilkin
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Seed Science and Technology
Journal Link: http://www.seedtest.org/en/content---1--1084.html
Article Topic(s): Germination,Stress
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache),
AbstractThe effects of sodium chloride on the germination of Acacia seeds, including A. farnesiana, were tested. The relationship between sodium uptake and potassium and calcium is discussed. Sodium chloride adversely affected germination; this appeared to be a result of osmotic or ion effects rather than a restriction of imbibition.
Suggested CitationS. Rehman, P. J. C. Harris, W. F. Bourne and J. Wilkin. "The effect of sodium chloride on germination and the potassium and calcium contents of Acacia seeds." Seed Science and Technology 25.1 (1997): 45-57.
Article LinksISSN: 0251-0952