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Seed dormancy release and germination characteristics of Corispermum lehmannianum Bunge, an endemic species in the Gurbantunggut desert of China

Zhang LW1, HL Liu2*, DY Zhang2, WG Bian2
College of Grassland and Environment Sciences, Xinjiang Agricultural University, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Soil and Plant Ecological Processes, Urumqi 830052, China.
Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China.
* Corresponding Authors:Address Correspondence to: Huiliang Liu, e-mail: ; Lingwei Zhang, e-mail:

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2015, 84(1), 58-63. https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2015.84.058

Abstract

Seed dormancy release and germination of Corispermum lehmannianum Bunge were tested using various treatments: temperature, cold stratification, gibberelins (GA3), dry storage and sand burial. Results showed that temperature and light did not affect the germination of fresh seeds, cold stratification and GA3 could improve seed germination, whereas dry storage and sand burial did not. The germination percentage was highest at 35/20 °C after the cold stratification and GA3 treatments. Corispermum lehmannianum seeds were classified as non-deep, Type-2, physiological dormancy (PD), whose seed dormancy could be released by cold stratification and GA3.

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Seed germination, Seed dormancy, Gurbantunggut desert.

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LW, Z., Liu, H., Zhang, D., Bian, W. (2015). Seed dormancy release and germination characteristics of Corispermum lehmannianum Bunge, an endemic species in the Gurbantunggut desert of China. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 84(1), 58–63.

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