Some aspects of the Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of two Savanna tree Species: Prosopis africana and Dialium guineense

  • D. A. Agboola Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture; P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • A. A. Ajiboye Department of Biological Sciences, P.M.B. 4494, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.
  • O. O. Fawibe Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture; P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • M. O. Atayese Department of Plant Physiology and Crop Protection, Federal University of Agriculture; P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Seed germination, Seedling savanna trees, Prosopis africana, Dialium guineense, Pre-sowing treatments

Abstract

Studies were made on some aspects of the seed germination and seedling growth of two multipurpose trees. These include the effect of pre-sowing treatments, seed sizes and gibberellic acid on the germination of seeds and seedling growth. The tree species include Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub. and Dialium guineense (Wild). Two seed sizes designated small- size (Ss) and Big-size (Bs) were identified in the seed. The effect of gibberellic acid (GA3) had a greater significance effect (P < 0.05) on seed germination of both D. guineense and P. africana seeds. The big size seeds had a significant effect (P < 0.05) on the seed germination when compared to the small size seeds. The hydration/dehydration, pre-sowing treatments on the seeds did not have any significant effects on germination.

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2014-10-01
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Agboola, D., Ajiboye, A., Fawibe, O., & Atayese, M. (2014). Some aspects of the Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of two Savanna tree Species: Prosopis africana and Dialium guineense. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 5(4), 188-193. Retrieved from https://e-journal.sospublication.co.in/index.php/jalrb/article/view/212
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