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Morphological and germination response variability in seeds of wild yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea L.) accessions from northwest Spain
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences
Information
Abstract
Gentiana lutea L. (yellow gentian, Gentianaceae) is an important medicinal plant under protection as endangered species in most European countries. The aim of this work was to evaluate variation in seed mass, seed water content, and seed germination among 56 wild accessions of G. lutea. The effect of gibberellic acid (GA3), putrescine, moist chilling, and level of ripeness of seeds on subsequent germination was also investigated. Seeds of G. lutea showed physiological dormancy (final germination percentages ranged from 0% to 11%, depending on the accession) and GA3 enhanced seed germination drastically in all the accessions. The highest germination (99%) of GA3-treated seeds was reached at 15 °C. Final germination percentage and germination rate (as expressed by mean germination time), as well as seed mass and seed water content, varied significantly among accessions. In general, 1 year moist chilling did not significantly enhance G. lutea seed germination. For most accessions, no significant differences were found between fully ripe seeds and less ripe seeds for seed water content, seed mass, and seed germination. Applications of GA3 were always most effective than those of putrescine for increasing seed germination.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Botany-Botanique
ISBN
1916-2790
Impact factor JCR
1,251
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
Journal number
90
From page
731
To page
742
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Felix Perez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Federico Varela (MA-INIA)
  • Autor: M. Elena Gonzalez Benito (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Biodiversidad y conservación de recursos fitogenéticos
  • Departamento: Biología Vegetal
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