Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 301–303 | Cite as

Seed Germination of Triglochin Maritima as Influenced by Salinity and Dormancy Relieving Compounds

  • M.A. Khan
  • I.A. Ungar


Triglochin maritima had only 40 % germination in distilled water, but germination was substantially enhanced when seeds were exposed to ethephon, fusicoccin, proline, kinetin, and thiourea. Also, the effect of low salinity on germination was alleviated by fusicoccin, kinetin, nitrate and thiourea, whereas, the reduction in germination at high salinity was partially countered by ethephon, kinetin, thiourea and nitrate.

betaine ethephon fusicoccin gibberellic acid halophytes kinetin proline thiourea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.A. Khan
    • 1
  • I.A. Ungar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Plant BiologyOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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