Interactive effects of salinity, nitrate, light, and seed weight on the germination of the halophyte Crithmum maritimum.

@article{Atia2009InteractiveEO,
  title={Interactive effects of salinity, nitrate, light, and seed weight on the germination of the halophyte Crithmum maritimum.},
  author={Abdallah Atia and Ahmed Debez and M Rabhi and Abderrazak Smaoui and Ch{\'e}dly Abdelly},
  journal={Acta biologica Hungarica},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={433-9}
}
Interaction of salinity, nitrate, light, and seed weight on the germination of Crithmum maritimum was investigated. Seeds of three size categories were germinated at 0-200 mM NaCl with either 0, 5 or 20 mM KNO 3 . Experiments were done under darkness, white light, or red light. Regardless of seed weight, germination was maximal in distilled water. Under salinity, the smallest seeds showed the highest germination percentage. Salt impact was amplified by darkness, but was mitigated by nitrate… CONTINUE READING