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Stratification and Quality Assessment of Abies lasiocarpa Seeds

Author(s) or contact(s): C.L. Leadem
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Seeds and Pollen
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1989. Hardcopy is available.


Several seed sources of Abies Iasiocarpa were subjected to various stratification treatments. Germination, moisture content, respiration, and protein content were monitored during stratification and incubation at three thermoperiods (15C/10C, 25C/15C, and 30C/20C). Seed performance was related to seed respiration and storage protein levels. The results of this study will be used in forest nurseries to: improve techniques for releasing seeds from dormancy; increase germination vigour; optimize environmental conditions during germination; and improve the ability of foresters to assess seed quality and vigour.

FRDA Research Report 095 (1631 KB)

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