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Effects of Cellulolytic Ruminal Bacteria and of Cell Extracts on Germination of Euonymus americanus L. Seeds

Author(s): G. T. Howard and L. P. Elliott

Month: Jan
Year: 1988

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Journal Link: http://aem.asm.org/
Volume: 54
Issue: 1
Pages: 218-224

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Euonymus americanus (American strawberry bush),

Abstract

Evaluates the mechanisms behind increased germination of Euonymus americanus with the addition of ruminal fluid. A cellulytic enzyme was responsible for initiating germination. Seeds treated with a commercial exocellulase enzyme did not germinate. The authors conclude that cellulase activity degrades the seed testa, in turn allowing imbibition and germination. The full text of this article is available at this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/83/.

Suggested Citation

G. T. Howard and L. P. Elliott. "Effects of Cellulolytic Ruminal Bacteria and of Cell Extracts on Germination of Euonymus americanus L. Seeds." Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54.1 (1988): 218-224.

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ISSN: 0099-2240

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