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Assessing the importance of seed priming for seed germination in Muscari.
  • IMAN ROHOLLAHI,
  • Narjes Labbaf,
  • Amir Mohammad NAJI
IMAN ROHOLLAHI
Shahed University
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Narjes Labbaf
Shahed University
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Amir Mohammad NAJI
Shahed University
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Abstract

Muscari with absorbing color is a widespread and commercial species. As a pot and bedding bulb flower has excellent adaptability and vigorous growth in late winter and early spring. In our experiment, the quantity and uniformity of Muscari propagation by seed and the importance of seed priming will be measured. The selected M. neglectum populations which already were gathered in our previews research and M. armeniacum were evaluated under separated sulfuric acid (5, 15, and 20 min) and hot water (5, 15, and 20 min) scarification plus 15, 30, and 45 days stratification in a completely randomized design, four replications were planted in separate containers. Seeds of M. armeniacum only germinate (70%) by 15 min sulfuric acid plus 45-day stratification treatments. Based on the analysis of variance and mean comparison data that only were reported in M. neglectum, their seeds optimally germinated by 5 and 15 min sulfuric acid treatment plus 45-day stratification. In conclusion, M. neglectum seeds germination is tuned to take place well in mid-winter under natural conditions; on the other hand, 45 days of lengthy constant stratification and 5 min sulfuric acid priming will accelerate M. neglectum seeds germination.