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Effect of cold stratification on seed germination of the multipurpose fruit shrub, Ziziphus Lotus (L.) Lam. (Rhamnaceae)

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dc.contributor.author Kheloufi, A.
dc.contributor.author Mansouri, L.M.
dc.contributor.author Laib, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-12T13:25:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-12T13:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07-18
dc.identifier.citation Kheloufi, A., L.M. Mansouri, K. Laib. 2020. ”Effect of cold stratification on seed germination of the multipurpose fruit shrub, Ziziphus Lotus (L.) Lam. (Rhamnaceae)”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (2): 152-159. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-013. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/192
dc.description.abstract Shrubs and trees of the genus Ziziphus are a good example of naturally occurring multipurpose plant species with great potential in arid regions. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of cold stratification on seed germination and seedling growth of Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Seeds were subjected to 0, 45, 90 and 120 days of cold stratification at 5°C. We also examined fruit, kernel and seed morphology. For each treatment period, four replicates of 50 seeds were incubated in plastic containers between two layers of moist sand at 15% and under greenhouse conditions for 15-day period. At the end of the experiment, the final germination percentage (FGP), shoot length and root length were assessed. The results clearly indicated that increasing duration of cold stratification improved seed germination. The most effective stratification period was 120 days where Z. lotus recorded 83% of FGP and 16.5 cm of total seedling length. Cold stratification treatments significantly increased shoot height, root length, as well as seedling total length. 120 days stratification treatment resulted in the highest shoot and root length (6.80 cm and 9.75 cm, respectively). An overview on the emergence of Z. lotus seedlings during a 15-day period was also illustrated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject arid region en_US
dc.subject buckthorn en_US
dc.subject Jujube en_US
dc.subject medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject seed quality en_US
dc.title Effect of cold stratification on seed germination of the multipurpose fruit shrub, Ziziphus Lotus (L.) Lam. (Rhamnaceae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation A. Kheloufi, L.M. Mansouri, K. Laib, Department of Ecology and Environment, University of Batna 2, Batna, Algeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 152
dc.endingPage 159
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-013


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