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Influence of Brassinosteroids on Rooting and Growth of Geranium (Pelargonium sp.) Stem Cuttings

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Author(s): K.N. Swamy | S. Seeta Ram Rao

Journal: Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
ISSN 1682-3974

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 619;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Brassinosteroids | geranium | growth | rooting | stem cutting

ABSTRACT
Effect of 24-epibrassinolide and 28-homobrassinolide on rooting, root growth and shoot growth of geranium (Pelargonium sp.) bourbon type were studied. Both the brassinosteroids increased root formation on stem cuttings. Brassinosteroid application also resulted in substantial improvement in root growth. The brassinosteroid treated cuttings growth was increased over untreated cuttings.
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