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Morphological Aspects of Seeds, Emergence and Growth of Seedlings of Surinam Cherry Trees Sown at Different Depths
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 119-125
Received: Aug. 17, 2016; Accepted: Aug. 31, 2016; Published: Sep. 21, 2016
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Oscar José Smiderle, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Roraima, Boa Vista, RR, Brazil
Aline das Graças Souza, Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Ademária Aparecida de Souza, Federal University of Alagoas, Arapiraca-AL, Brazil
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It was intended to obtain the correlations between the biometric characteristics and the influence of the seed size at different depths upon the initial vigor of seedlings of Eugenia uniflora. The work was conducted at Embrapa Roraima, in the Seed Analysis Laboratory and greenhouse. The experimental design (CRD), with the treatments in factorial scheme 2x3, with five replications, was utilized. The separation of the intact seeds and classified into three classes of mass: small (0.6 to 0.79g), medium (0.8 to 0.99g) and large (1.0 to 1.19g) was performed as well as determinate the length, breadth, and thickness. Seeds (small, medium and large) were sown in sand bed at the depth of 2 and 4 cm and maintained for 90 days in nursery with 50% of shading. At 90 days after sowing (DAS), measurement of the shoot height, main root length was carried out and, number of leaves, dry and fresh mass of the shoot and root system and total of the seedlings was determined. As conclusion, the biometric characteristics length, thickness and width of seeds can estimate the seed mass of Eugenia uniflora, due to the strong correlation among these characteristics. Medium and large-sized E. uniflora seeds sown 4cm in depth in medium textured sand constitute a promising option aiming the production of vigorous and better quality seedlings.
Eugenia uniflora L., Viability, Seed Vigor
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Oscar José Smiderle, Aline das Graças Souza, Ademária Aparecida de Souza, Morphological Aspects of Seeds, Emergence and Growth of Seedlings of Surinam Cherry Trees Sown at Different Depths, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 119-125. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20160405.15
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