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|Title:||Hydropriming changes temperature thresholds for seed germination of tree species from the Caatinga, a Brazilian tropical dry forest.|
|Authors:||NASCIMENTO, J. P. B.|
DANTAS, B. F.
MEIADO, M. V.
|Affiliation:||JOANA PAULA BISPO NASCIMENTO; BARBARA FRANCA DANTAS, CPATSA; MARCOS VINICIUS MEIADO.|
|Citation:||Journal of Seed Science, v. 43, e202143004, 2021.|
|Description:||This study evaluates the effects of hydration and dehydration cycles (HD cycles) on seed germination of four Caatinga tree species (Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, Pityrocarpa moniliformis and Pterogyne nitens) subjected to different temperatures and determine the thermal upper and lower limits of germination. For this, seeds were subjected to 0, 1, 2 and 3 HD cycles and set to germinate at temperatures of 5, 10, 15, 25, 35, 40 and 45 °C. Germinability and t50 were calculated and the differences of these parameters were compared by two-way ANOVA. In addition, germination rate (GR = 1/t50), as well as ceiling (Tc), optimum (To) and base (Tb) temperatures were calculated to estimate the limits below or above which the seeds fail to germinate. We observed that the more HD cycles, the better the seed responds, especially at extreme temperatures. Seeds of all studied species showed To between 25 and 35 °C, Tb < 10 °C, and Tc > 40 °C. The slope of regression curves for germination rate showed that submitting seeds to HD cycles expands its thermal tolerance range, revealing that this seed pre-treatment can be efficient for species as it increases their tolerance to thermal stress.|
|NAL Thesaurus:||Dry forests|
Planta da Caatinga
|Type of Material:||Artigo de periódico|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPATSA)|
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