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Foliage colour influence on seed germination of Bienertia cycloptera in Arabian deserts
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Plant ecology
Information
Abstract
Bienertia cycloptera (Chenopodiaceae) produces two types of leaf foliage colour (reddish and yellowish). In order to determine the role of leaf colour variation in regulating the germination characteristics and salinity tolerance during germination, a study was conducted on seeds collected from plants of both colours. Seeds with and without pulp were germinated under two illumination conditions (12-h light photoperiod and continuous dark), three alternating temperature regimes (15/25°C, 20/30°C and 25/35°C), and several salinity levels at 20/30°C. Germination percentage was significantly higher for seeds without pulp as compared to the seeds with pulp. The response of B. cycloptera seeds to salinity depended on the leaf colour. Thus, the seeds collected from reddish coloured plants were able to tolerate higher salinity compared to those of yellowish coloured plant. The germination recovery results indicate that the seeds from both coloured plants could remain viable in saline condition and they will be able to germinate once the salinity level are decreased by rain. The production of different foliage colours by B. cycloptera seems to be an adaptative strategy which increases the possibility for establishment in unpredictable environments by producing seeds with different germination requirements and salinity tolerance.
International
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JCR
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Title
Nordic Journal of Botany
ISBN
0107-055X
Impact factor JCR
0,921
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
34
Journal number
From page
428
To page
434
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
150 de 209 en la categoría "Plant Sciences"
Participants
  • Autor: Arvind Bhatt
  • Autor: Felix Perez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Prakash Phondani
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: PLANGER Germoplasma Vegetal
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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