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Priming and environmental influences on germination of two woody species
Author(s): G. L. David, D. L. Hensley, S. C. Wiest
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Article Topic(s): Germination, Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush),
AbstractInvestigates the effects of osmoconditioning (priming) on the germination and seedling root growth of Amorpha fruticosa seeds. Seeds were imbibed for 48 hrs in one of five osmotic solutions (0, -0.2, -0.7, -1.5, or -3.0 MPa) prepared with polyethylene glycol-8000 and grown under drought and non-drought conditions in the laboratory. Priming did not have a large effect on germination. Root growth was reduced when plants were grown in drought conditions.
Suggested CitationG. L. David, D. L. Hensley, and S. C. Wiest. "Priming and environmental influences on germination of two woody species." Hortscience 28.5 (1993): 176-176.
Article LinksISSN: 0018-5345