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Flaming Fabaceae--using an alcohol flame to break seed dormancy

Abstract:

Soaking Fabaceae seeds in alcohol and then passing them through a flame for 2 to 3 s is a quick and easy way of promoting germination of at least 8 species
of Hawaiian legumes. In addition to stimulating germination, the technique effectively sterilizes seeds for in vitro germination for mircropropagation or for
germination in the greenhouse.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2003 Pages: 46-47

Article Download:

4-1NPJ46-47.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Nellie Sugii

Keywords:

micropropagation, greenhouse, threatened and endangered, recalcitrant, legume

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