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Effect of Seawater Concentration on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Artemisia fukudo
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Effect of Seawater Concentration on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Artemisia fukudo
Ko, Myoung-Suk; Bae, Kee-Hwa; Lee, Mi-Hyun; Kim, Nam-Young; Lee, Yeon-Kyung; Han, Myoung-Soo; Song, Jae-Mo; Song, Gwanpill;
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Halophytes are plants of saline habitats that grow under conditions that may vary in extremes of temperatures (freezing to very hot), water availability (drought to water logging) and salinity (mild to almost saturation). Halophytes may also face sudden micro-environmental variations within their habitats. In this study, we examine some of the factors that determine the ability of seeds of Artemisia fukudo to germinate when conditions are optimal for seedling growth and survival. Germination percentage was the highest at 77.5% when treated in 0% seawater and seedling growth was best in 0% seawater plug cell tray. Physiological quality (chlorophyll contents) and mean germination time were best in the condition in which seeds were treated with 0% seawater (control). Germination performance index in the control group showed the highest value to 3.8. Seedling growth, seedling vigor index in the length of seedling growth andthe relative growth rate were the highest values of 0.76 cm, 1.43, 0.0099, respectively.
Artemisia fukudo;Chlorophyll;germination;seawater;
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