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Publication Type J
Authors Zia, S. and M. A. Khan
Title Comparative effect of NaCl and seawater on seed germination of Limonium stocksii
Source Pakistan Journal of Botany
Author Keywords salinity temperature growth responses halophytes plants grass light
Abstract Limonium stocksii (Boiss.) O. Kuntze, a secreting perennial in the family Plumbaginaceae is widely distributed in the coastal marshes of Karachi, Pakistan. We are reporting here the effect of seawater and NaCl on the seed germination of L. stocksii both under a 12 h photoperiod and in complete darkness. Seed germination decreased with increase in salinity and few seeds germinated above 30 dS m(-1) in both NaCl solution and seawater. Absence of light had little effect under non-saline condition however, addition of salinity synergistically inhibited seed germination. Seawater inhibited seed germination of L. stocksii more than NaCl solutions under both light and dark conditions. All un-germinated seeds when transferred to distilled water after 20 days of salinity treatments readily germinated.
Author Address Univ Karachi, Dept Bot, Halophyte Biol Lab, Karachi 75270, Pakistan. Zia, S (reprint author), Univ Karachi, Dept Bot, Halophyte Biol Lab, Karachi 75270, Pakistan.
ISSN 0556-3321
ISBN 0556-3321
29-Character Source Abbreviation Pak. J. Bot.
Publication Date Dec
Year Published 2002
Volume 34
Issue 4
Beginning Page 345-350
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000180535500003
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