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Seed Germination and Dormancy Breaking of Thalictrum rochebrunianum var. grandisepalum (H. Lev.) Nakai
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Plant Resources
  • Volume 29, Issue 3,  2016, pp.339-346
  • Publisher : The Plant Resources Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2016.29.3.339
 Title & Authors
Seed Germination and Dormancy Breaking of Thalictrum rochebrunianum var. grandisepalum (H. Lev.) Nakai
Cho, Ju Sung; Kwon, Hyuk Joon; Lee, Cheol Hee;
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This study was carried out to develop an effective seed propagation method for Thalictrum rochebrunianum var. grandisepalum (H. Lev.) Nakai by analyzing seed dormancy types and germination characteristics. Seeds were collected between September to October at Gangwon province, and well-selected seeds were used while being dry-stored at 4±1℃. The seed size ranged 4.52 × 1.58 ㎜ and the weight of thousand seeds were 1,603.5 ± 0.02 ㎎. The moisture content was 7.2%. Seeds were achene type, and morphology characters showed an elliptical shape and rough texture, and light brown in color. Moist-chilling treatment was conducted for dormancy breaking because the seeds had an undeveloped embryo of liner type. The embryo had developed during a moist-chilling period, constantly, and fully developed in 10 weeks. Consequently, it seemed to be non-deep complex or intermediate complex type of morphophysiological dormancy, and embryo dormancy was broken by wet-chilling for 10 weeks. After 10 weeks of wet-chilling treatment, seed germination began. Germination percentage was higher in dark condition raher than light condition and recorded the maximum at 25℃ in the dark (16.3%). A pre-soaking treatment with a combined plant growth hormones promoted germination and shortened T50. Specifically, seed germination of 84.5% was achieved by pre-soaking of seeds with a combined solution of 500 ㎎/L GA3 and 10 ㎎/L kinetin for 24 h after a wet-chilling treatment for 10 weeks. Thus the effect of plant growth hormones coupled with chilling temperature on seed breaking dormancy provide asubsequent growth of seedlings for successful plantation.
Dormancy breaking;Morphophysiological dormancy;Plant growth hormone;Seed propagation;Thalictrum species;
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