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Effect of Salt Stress on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Three Salinity Plants

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Author(s): Yan Li

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 11;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1268;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Salinity stress | germination percentage | radicle length | hypocoty length

ABSTRACT
Seeds of three halophyte species included Limonium sinense Kuntze, Glycine soja sieb. and Sorghum sudanense Stapf. were used to investigate the effects of different salinity concentrations on their germination percentage, germination energy, germination index, relative germination rate, relative salt-injury rate, radicle length and hypocotyl length. Results showed that seeds of G. soja can germinate well and rapidly at lower level of salt (
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