The Effects of Different Acid Treatment and Stratification Duration on Germination of Cercis siliquastrum L. Seeds

  • Murat ZENCİRKİRAN Uludağ University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Zeynal TÜMSAVAŞ Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludağ University, Bursa
  • Halil ÜNAL Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludağ University, Bursa

Abstract

In this study, the effects of acid (H2SO4) treatment and moist stratification duration on the properties of seed coat, germination rate and duration of the Cercis siliquastrum L. were investigated. The rupture force and firmness of seed coat decrease during the acid treatment and moist stratification, stratification was for more than 30 minutes of these applications. Up to this treatment, rupture force and firmness were highly decreased. Contrary to this decrease, the germination rate was increased. The decrease in rupture force and firmness of seed coat were changed limitedly after 45 minutes and over acid treatments. From the results of this study, we conclude that eight weeks of moist stratification duration was optimal after 30 minutes of acid treatment to remove the physical and physiological dormancy of the seeds of the C. siliquastrum L.

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Author Biography

Murat ZENCİRKİRAN, Uludağ University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture, Associated Prof.Dr.
Published
2010-06-15
How to Cite
ZENCİRKİRAN, M., TÜMSAVAŞ, Z., & ÜNAL, H. (2010). The Effects of Different Acid Treatment and Stratification Duration on Germination of Cercis siliquastrum L. Seeds. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 38(1), 159-163. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha3813867
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Research Articles