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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 97-101
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.97.101
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Presence of Double Dormancy in Wild Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus L.)
A. Karami and M. Khosh-Khui

In present experiment, the nature of dormancy in seeds of wild Persian buttercup was investigated. Scarification with 50°C hot water for 2 min enhanced seed germination. The highest Germination Percentage (GP) (98.75%) and Mean Daily Germination (MDG) (10.76%) were obtained by treating the scarified seeds with 200 mg L-1 Gibberllic Acid (GA3). These treatments resulted in seed germination, but the hypocotyls grew only to approximately 2 mm in length and then ceased the growth. Moist stratification at 5°C for 30 days significantly increased hypocotyls length. It was concluded that both mechanical and epicotyl dormancies are present in wild Persian buttercup seeds.
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A. Karami and M. Khosh-Khui, 2007. Presence of Double Dormancy in Wild Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus L.). International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2: 97-101.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.97.101








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