Seedling Performance in Two Oak Species

Bonfil, Consuelo
December 1999
International Oaks;Dec1999, Issue 9, p97
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that deals with the role of seed size in seedling performance of two oak species, Quercus (Q.) rugosa and Q. laurina. It evaluates the effects of seed size and presence or absence of cotyledonary reserves on survival and growth of the two oak species. The paper aims to determine the link between seed size and the differences in the ability of one-month-old seedlings to survive detachment of cotyledons, and the role of reserves remaining the cotyledons at time of detachment in contributing to survival and growth.


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