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Chalazal regulation of seed coat imposed dormancy in Sida species
Author(s): S. Seal, K. Gupta
Journal: Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences
Journal Link: http://www.openaccessscience.com/index.php/journals/ijmap
Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Sida rhombifolia (Cuban jute),
AbstractResearches dormancy in two Sida species, S. acuta and S. rhombifolia. Fresh S. rhombifolia seeds achieved 8% germination, while seeds stored for three years achieved 24% germination. Alternating high and low temperatures, pretreating with concentrated sulfuric acid, or pretreating with pyridine increased germination of S. rhombifolia fresh seeds. Three years of aging failed to weaken the seeds' barrier to imbibition.
Suggested CitationS. Seal, and K. Gupta. "Chalazal regulation of seed coat imposed dormancy in Sida species." Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 22.2-3 (2000): 200-205.
Article LinksISSN: 2249-4340