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Germination of Eugenia species seeds after cutting

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Author(s):
Silva, Cristiana Vendrame ; Bilia, Denise Augusta Camargo ; Barbedo, Claudio José
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Sementes; v. 27, n. 1, p. 86-92, jun. 2005.
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences - Botany
Abstract

Eugenia involucrata, E. uniflora and E. brasiliensis, tropical tree species from Brazil, could be used in forest regeneration, arboriculture and for fruit industrial use. However, seed production is not enough to produce seedlings on a commercial scale. In this study, Eugenia involucrata, E. uniflora and E. brasiliensis seeds were evaluated for germination and normal seedling production after cutting. Seeds were cut into two parts forming a group with the hilum, a group without hilum and a group with half of the hilum. Germination testes were carried out at 30ºC using vermiculite as substrate. Results showed that when E. involucrata, E. uniflora and E. brasiliensis seeds were cut into two parts, a high percentage of germination was maintained and normal seedlings could be produced. Results showed that it would be possible to obtain more than one normal seedling from each seed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 02/12215-7 - Aromatic flora from the Atlantic rain forest in São Paulo: chemical composition on volatile oils and evaluation of their biological activity
Grantee:Paulo Roberto Hrihorowitsch Moreno
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants