Several seed sources of Abies Iasiocarpa were subjected to various stratification treatments. Germination, moisture content, respiration, and protein content were monitored during stratification and incubation at three thermoperiods (15°C/10°C, 25°C/15°C, and 30°C/20°C). Seed performance was related to seed respiration and storage protein levels. The results of this study will be used in forest nurseries to: improve techniques for releasing seeds from dormancy; increase germination vigour; optimize environmental conditions during germination; and improve the ability of foresters to assess seed quality and vigour.
Leadem, C.L.. 1989. Stratification and Quality Assessment of Abies lasiocarpa Seeds. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. FRDA Research Report. FRR95
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Seeds, Pollen
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