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Foliage colour influence on seed germination of Bienertia cycloptera in Arabian deserts
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Ecología vegetal
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Nordic Journal of Botany
ISSN
0107-055X
Factor de impacto JCR
0,921
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volumen
34
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
428
Hasta la página
434
Mes
SIN MES
Ranking
150 de 209 en la categoría "Plant Sciences"
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Participantes
  • Autor: Arvind Bhatt
  • Autor: Felix Perez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Prakash Phondani
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