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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

Year: 1993

Journal: Hortscience
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Volume: 28
Issue: 5
Pages: 176-176

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

Species Referenced: Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush),


Investigates 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.

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G. 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.

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Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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