The Germination Patterns of Dicot and Monocot Seedlings, Breaking Dormancy of Ipil-Ipil Seeds (Leucaenaleucocephala L.) and Storage of Orthodox and Recalcitrant Seeds1

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The Germination Patterns of Dicot and Monocot Seedlings, Breaking Dormancy of Ipil-Ipil Seeds (Leucaenaleucocephala L.) and Storage of Orthodox and Recalcitrant Seeds1 Monique Balitian Bobby Ching Charles John Gunay Jojoxxxxx Group 2 Section Y-1L March 19, 2013 1A scientific paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements in Fundamentals of Crop Science I laboratory under Mr. Arlan James D. Rodeo, 2nd sem., 2012-2013 INTRODUCTION Seeds are the specialized parts of the plants that results to a new plant. They provide a site of food and shelter for it. Because of the process called germination, matured seeds can be able to sprout. Germinating seeds absorbs great amount of water. This water initiates different chemical…show more content…
Eighty seedlots of ipil-ipil were divided into four equal portions. Each treatment has ten seeds and replicated two times. In the first treatment, seeds were rubbed on a sand paper. In the second treatment clipping was done by using a nail cutter to remove the part of the seed coat. Third treatment was done by soaking the seeds in hot water (50°C) for ten minutes and last was the untreated or control. For each treatment, a germination test was conducted using the rolled paper technique. The germination samples were placed inside a polyethylene bag to conserve its moisture. The treatments were checked periodically and supplemented if needed. After one week, the seeds that germinated were counted. The number of normal seedlings and the percentage of germination were computed by dividing the number of normal seedlings by the total number of seeds sown and multiplied by one hundred. In the effect of initial moisture content on the storability of rice seeds, two seedlots of rice were obtain at the same harvested time. One seedliot was dried to a moisture content of eighteen to twenty percent and another dried to moisture content of fourteen percent and below. Seeds were kept three months in paper bags at ordinary room condition. Germination test conducted for both treatments using fifty seeds replicated two times. A rolled filter paper technique was used and germination samples were kept inside polyethylene bags. The first three counts

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