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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Journal Link: http://aem.asm.org/
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Euonymus americanus (American strawberry bush),
AbstractEvaluates 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 CitationG. 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.
Article LinksISSN: 0099-2240