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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Multiple Dormancy And Maternal Effect On Miconia Ferruginata (melastomataceae) Seed Germination, Serra De Caldas Novas, Goiás, Brazil [dormência Múltipla E Efeito Maternal Na Germinação De Sementes De Miconia Ferruginata (melastomataceae), Serra De Caldas Novas, Goiás, Brasil]
Author: Mendes-Rodrigues C.
de Araujo F.P.
Barbosa-Souza C.
Barbosa-Souza V.
Ranal M.A.
de Santana D.G.
Oliveira P.E.
Abstract: Species with mostly asexual reproduction are interesting subjects for germination studies since variation would be more easily linked to environmental factors. Miconia ferruginata DC. is an apomictic treelet in Brazilian cerrado areas on rocky outcrops. Germination of seeds collected from individuals occurring in the Serra de Caldas Novas State Park, Goiás, was studied in three experiments under controlled conditions. Germination characteristics differed among individuals and were correlated with altitude and soil Al content. Seeds from plants growing at lower altitudes, with lower soil aluminium content, presented malformed seeds with absence of embryo which rendered lower, but better synchronized germination. The nested analysis showed that from the total variance, 78.14% for germinability, 54.56% for uncertainty of the germination process, and 68.30% for the quantity of seeds without embryo was attributed to the altitudinal effect. Individuals nested within altitude contributed up to 16.93% for the total variance. It means that there is low variability among individuals of the same altitude and high variability among individuals from different points of the slope, making clear that for the studied population the environmental effect is stronger than the genetic component to determine the seed quality. The testa of the seeds provides a mechanical dormancy which seems to be associated also with phenolic compounds, which help to disperse germination through time. Photoblastism was also registered for seeds of this species.
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Date Issue: 2010
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