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Authors Nasr, SMH; Parsakhoo, A; Naghavi, H; Koohi, SKS
Author Full Name Nasr, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini; Parsakhoo, Aidin; Naghavi, Hamed; Koohi, Sekineh Kiani Savad
Title Effect of salt stress on germination and seedling growth of Prosopis juliflora (Sw.)
Source NEW FORESTS
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Prosopis juliflora; Salinity level; Germination; Seedling growth
Keywords Plus SALINITY TOLERANCE; PHYSICAL DORMANCY; SEEDS; SAPINDACEAE; TEMPERATURE; LIGHT; INDIA; DC
Abstract The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of salts on seed germination and seedling growth of Prosopis juliflora. The experiment was carried out in Forestry Laboratory at Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran. The collected seeds were treated with boiling water and H(2)SO(4) then left to germinate in controlled growth chamber. Seed were grown under salinity levels 100, 200 and 300 mM of CaCl(2), NaH(2)PO(4), KNO(3) and KH(2)PO(4). Germination parameters and various seedling growth variables such as root and stem length, seedlings fresh and dry weight were measured after 56 days. Results showed that germination percentage significantly decreased as the salinity level of medium increased. Salinity treatments at 100 mM enhanced the percentage of seeds germination and significantly improved the germination index and seeds stamina. In this study, the best treatment was 100 mM salinity for biomass production of seedlings. For Prosopis juliflora, 100 mM salinity significantly enhanced both germination and biomass production.
Author Address [Nasr, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini; Parsakhoo, Aidin; Naghavi, Hamed] Sari Agr Sci & Nat Resources Univ, Fac Nat Resources, Dept Forestry, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran; [Koohi, Sekineh Kiani Savad] Mazandaran Univ, Fac Nat Resources, Dept Rangeland, Sari, Iran
Reprint Address Parsakhoo, A (corresponding author), Sari Agr Sci & Nat Resources Univ, Fac Nat Resources, Dept Forestry, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran.
E-mail Address Persian3064aidin@yahoo.com
ORCID Number Naghavi, Hamed/0000-0002-2734-2831
Funding Agency and Grant Number Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University
Funding Text The authors wish to thank the Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University for a research grant in support of this project. Moreover, the authors wish to thank the helpful comments from anonymous reviewers, whose remarks and indications significantly improved the original manuscript.
Times Cited 7
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 11
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0169-4286
29-Character Source Abbreviation NEW FOREST
ISO Source Abbreviation New For.
Publication Date JAN
Year Published 2012
Volume 43
Issue 1
Beginning Page 45
Ending Page 55
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11056-011-9265-9
Page Count 11
Web of Science Category Forestry
Subject Category Forestry
Document Delivery Number 873CS
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000298859100004
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