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Publication Type J
Authors Hameed, A., M. Z. Ahmed, S. Gulzar and M. A. Khan
Title EFFECT OF DISINFECTANTS IN IMPROVING SEED GERMINATION OF SUAEDA FRUTICOSA UNDER SALINE CONDITIONS
Source Pakistan Journal of Botany
Author Keywords SODIUM-HYPOCHLORITE HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE DORMANCY GROWTH ALLEVIATION HALOPHYTES SALT
Abstract This research examines the possible role of two commonly used disinfectants viz., hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in improving seed germination and rate of germination of a subtropical cash crop halophyte, Suaeda fruticosa under saline conditions. Brief seed pretreatment with H2O2 (0.34%) and NaOCl (2%) had the following effects in various salinity (0, 100, 200, 300 and 400 mM NaCl) and temperature (10/20, 15/25, 20/30 and 25/35 degrees C) regimes. H2O2 ameliorated seed germination and rate of germination at moderate (15/25 and 20/30 degrees C) temperatures while NaOCl was effective at all temperature regimes up to 200 mM NaCl. Seed pretreatment with H2O2 and NaOCl prior to seeding could increase emergence, which may help in mass propagation of S. fruticosa.
Author Address [Hameed, Abdul; Ahmed, Muhammad Zaheer; Gulzar, Salman; Khan, M. Ajmal] Univ Karachi, Inst Sustainable Halophyte Utilizat, Karachi 75270, Pakistan. Khan, MA, Univ Karachi, Inst Sustainable Halophyte Utilizat, Karachi 75270, Pakistan. majmalk@uok.edu.pk
ISSN 0556-3321
ISBN 0556-3321
29-Character Source Abbreviation Pak. J. Bot.
Publication Date Oct
Year Published 2009
Volume 41
Issue 5
Beginning Page 2639-2644
Unique Article Identifier ISI:000272348400061
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