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Seed pretreatments enhance germination in Occimum gratissimum (lameaceae)

Obembe, Olawole O. (2008) Seed pretreatments enhance germination in Occimum gratissimum (lameaceae). Life Science Journal, 5 (1). pp. 46-48. ISSN ISSN: 1097 – 8135

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Occimum gratissimum (fever plant) is a crop with a wide range of use as a medicinal plant and as a spice. In spite of its huge economic importance, the plant is only grown in homestead. The study investigated the effects of light, temperature and water treatments on the germination of the seeds. The incubation of seeds at 25 °C under light condition, coupled with leaching in running water for 12 hours was found to release the dormancy in the seeds of Occimum gratissimum.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Olawole O. Obembe
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 23:21
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 21:13

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