Renard, C. and Capelle, P. (1976) Seed germination in Ruzizi grass (Brachaaria ruziziensis Germain & Evrard). Australian Journal of Botany, 24 (4). pp. 437-446.
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Sowing is the commonest way of establishing B. ruziziensis in pastures, but seed germination is poor as a result of dormancy. The mechanism of dormancy is clearly located in the hull, for removing the hull or cutting at the base of the spikelet stimulated germination. No leachable inhibitor seems to be the cause of dormancy. However, the action of oxidizing agents such as H2O2 and the measurement of O2 uptake by full or empty spikelets suggest that a restriction of gas exchange by the hull is responsible
|Author Affiliation:||Laboratoire de Phytotechnie Tropicale et Subtropicale, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2012 13:26|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2012 13:26|
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