TITLE

The Seed Bank Response of Five Pioneer Plants to Flooding -- A Implication for Riverbank Vegetation Restoration

AUTHOR(S)
Ji WANG; Fang-Qing CHEN; Lin XIANG; Meng-Ya GENG
PUB. DATE
November 2014
SOURCE
Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 692, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The seed bank response of five pioneer plants, including Cynodon dactylon, Setaria viridis, Amorpha fruticosa, Alternanthera Philoxeroides and Xanthium sibiricum, to flooding were tested through simulating the flooding experiments. The flooding treatments included 30d, 60d, 90d and the control. All of the treated seeds were germinated under an appropriate germinate condition. The results showed that seed germination rate and germination index of Amorpha fruticosa and Xanthium sibiricum increased with the increasing flooding time meanwhile that of Setaria viridis and Alternanthera Philoxeroides decreased, and Cynodon dactylon germination decreased firstly and then increased with the increasing flooding time. The results suggested that flooding influenced significantly seed germination, and implicated that Amorpha fruticosa, Cynodon dactylon and Amorpha fruticosa were appropriate species for the construction of artificial seed bank to restore riverbank vegetation in the Three Gorges reservoir area.
ACCESSION #
99648327

 

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