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  • Effects of pollen vector and plant geometry on floral sex ratio in monoecious plants.
    Bickel, Ann M.; Freeman, D. Carl // American Midland Naturalist; Oct93, Vol. 130 Issue 2, p239 

    Studies the effects of pollen vector and plant geometry on floral sex ratio in monoecious plants. Examination of size-related patterns of floral sex; Increase in plant size; Presentation of a heuristic model.

  • Bios-3: Siberian experiments in bioregenerative life support.
    Salisbury, Frank B.; Gitelson, Josef I. // BioScience; Oct97, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p575 

    Discusses attempts to purify air and grow food for space exploration in a sealed environment as of October 1997. What was demonstrated by the Bios-3 experiment in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia; Description of the Bios-3 experiment; The role of higher plants in Bios-3; The number of cataloged species...

  • INFLUÊNCIA DA CONTAMINAÇÃO DO SOLO POR COBRE NO CRESCIMENTO E QUALIDADE DE MUDAS DE AÇOITA-CAVALO (Luehea divaricata Mart. & Zucc.) E AROEIRA-VERMELHA (Schinus therebinthifolius Raddi).
    da Silva, Rodrigo Ferreira; Saidelles, Fábio Luiz Fleig; da Silva, Alessandro Salles; Bolzan, Juan Silveira // Ciência Florestal (01039954); 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p111 

    Copper contamination has become common in areas of mining and grape culture in Rio Grande do Sul. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the dose of copper on growth and seedling quality of acoita-cavalo and aroeira-vermelha. The experimental design was completely randomized in a...

  • Recycled Wastewater May Assist Plant Growth.
    da Silva, Rodrigo Ferreira; Saidelles, Fábio Luiz Fleig; da Silva, Alessandro Salles; Bolzan, Juan Silveira // Buildings; Mar2011, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p16 

    The article discusses a research study on recycled wastewater that could assist plant growth through the testing of salt tolerance of 10 common plant species including herbaceous perennials, floricultural crops and landscape woody shrubs.

  • SOBREVIVÊNCIA E CRESCIMENTO INICIAL DE MUDAS DE Pinus taeda L. COM DIFERENTES DIÂMETROS DO COLO.
    Pezzutti, Raúl Vicente; Caldato, Silvana Lucia // Ciência Florestal (01039954); 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p355 

    The aim of this research was to evaluate the survival and growth of Pinus taeda seedlings produced in containers and bare root with different collar diameters. Two trials were established in a poor drained area located in the Corrientes province, Argentina. The experimental design was randomized...

  • Indirect Measurement of Leaf Area Index in Sagebrush-Steppe Rangelands.
    Finzel, Julie A.; Seyfried, Mark S.; Weltz, Mark A.; Kiniry, James R.; Johnson, Mari-Vaughn V.; Launchbaugh, Karen L. // Rangeland Ecology & Management (Allen Press Publishing Services ; Mar2012, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p208 

    Leaf area index (LAI) is defined as the one-sided area of leaves above a unit area of ground. It is a fundamental ecosystem parameter that is a required input of process-based plant growth and biogeochemical models. Direct measurement of LAI is the most accurate method, but is destructive,...

  • Effects of Pre-harvest Plant Growth Regulator Sprays on Fruit Quality of 'Deveci' Pear (Pyrus communis L.).
    CANLI, Fatih Ali; PEKTAS, Mustafa; KELEN, Mustafa // Journal of Applied Biological Sciences; Jan2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p75 

    This study was conducted to evaluate effects of the pre-harvest benzyladenine (BA) (50 ppm, 100 ppm and 150 ppm) and BA + Gibberallic acid (GA 4+7) (12,5 ppm, 25 ppm and 50 ppm of each) applications on fruit quality in 'Deveci' pear (Pyrus communis L.). The pear trees were sprayed with BA or BA...

  • Factors Affecting Activity of PGR Media Applications.
    Barrett, Jim; Boldt, Jessica; Bartuska, Carolyn // GPN: Greenhouse Product News; Jul2009, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p38 

    The article presents information on the research related to media applications of plant growth regulators (PGRs). It is stated that paclobutrazol, uniconazole, ancymidol and flurprimidol are chemicals with important activity in media-active PGRs. The authors also mention that the binding of...

  • Rapid In Vitro Multiple Shoot Induction and Plant Regeneration of Gerbera jamesonii L. from Shoot Tip Explants.
    Krishna, R. Balamurali; Reddy, Sujitha R. // IUP Journal of Biotechnology; Dec2009, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p45 

    A high frequency multiple shoot induction and plant regeneration protocol was developed for Gerbera jamesonii from shoot tip explants. The maximum number of adventitious shoots (10-12) per shoot tip explants was initiated after 2-3 subcultures on MS medium supplemented with kinetin (2.3 mg/L)....

  • Post-translational control of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria.
    Czarnecki, Olaf; Grimm, Bernhard // Journal of Experimental Botany; Apr2012, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p1675 

    The tetrapyrrole biosynthetic pathway provides the vital cofactors and pigments for photoautotrophic growth (chlorophyll), several essential redox reactions in electron transport chains (haem), N- and S-assimilation (sirohaem), and photomorphogenic processes (phytochromobilin). While the...

  • Effect of Inorganic and Organic Based Fertilizers on Growth Performance of Tea and Cost Implications in Kusuku, Nigeria.
    Ipinmoroti, Rotimi Rufus; Iremiren, Gerald Oaikhena; Olubamiwa, Olayiwola; Fademi, Akanbi Olutayo; Aigbekaen, Emmanuel Ogieriakhi // Journal of Life Sciences; Jul2011, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p536 

    A plot of 24 m × 10 m under fallow management after several years of cultivation to maize (Zea mays) was planted to tea (Camellia sinensis) cuttings at 1.0 m × 0.6 m and treated with or without fertilizer. The tea cuttings were applied NPK 25:5:5 (reference fertilizer), cocoa husk,...

  • Persistence of the Slow Growing Conifer Pilgerodendron uviferum in Old-Growth and Fire-Disturbed Southern Bog Forests.
    Bannister, Jan; Donoso, Pablo; Bauhus, Jürgen // Ecosystems; Nov2012, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p1158 

    In spite of the extensive area of bogs in the southern cone of South America, there have been very few studies on structure and dynamics of conifer bog forests in this region. Previously, it has been assumed that in the absence of intensive disturbance, the dominant conifer Pilgerodendron...

  • THE SEEDING RATE DEBATE.
    Bannister, Jan; Donoso, Pablo; Bauhus, Jürgen // Corn & Soybean Digest; Aug2012, Vol. 72 Issue 6, pEB18 

    The article discusses a portion of the Kitchen Sink study which compared the effects of different seeding rates throughout the six state study area and across the broad spectrum of varieties and maturities planted. All the seeding rates on two varieties were tested by researchers in each...

  • Juvenile-mature genetic correlations in Pinus radiata D. Don. under different nutrient × water regimes in Spain.
    Codesido, V.; Zas, R.; Fernández-López, J. // European Journal of Forest Research; Mar2012, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p297 

    Individual and family heritabilities and juvenile-mature genetic correlations were estimated for growth and biomass traits recorded in treatment with optimal and limiting water and/or nutrient availability to study how the different growth environments affected genetic parameter estimates....

  • Growth Analysis of Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Different Weed Interference Situations.
    GHAMARI, Hossein; AHMADVAND, Goudarz // Notulae Scientia Biologicae; 2013, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p394 

    In production agriculture, weed plants play an important role in yield reduction. Analysis of crop growth can reveal underlying processes of yield loss under weed interference conditions. Therefore, an experiment was conducted in 2011 in order to assess the effect of weed competition on...

  • On the 100th anniversary of Professor Jonas Dagys.
    Merkys, Alfonsas // Biologija; 2007, Issue 2, p1 

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  • Genetics of early growth vigour in lentil ( Lens culinaris Medik.).
    KUMAR, JITENDRA; SRIVASTVA, EKATA; SINGH, MRATUNJAY // Journal of Genetics; Aug2013, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p323 

    The article presents a study related to the determination of inheritance of early growth vigour in lentil. It states that analysis of early growth vigour as a qualitative trait revealed the dominance of slow early growth vigour on rapid early growth. As per the study, quantitative trait loci...

  • Response of Six Begonia Species to Fertilizer Concentration and Substrate pH.
    Ka Yeon Jeong; Pasian, Claudio C.; McMahon, Margaret; Tay, David // Open Horticulture Journal; 2010, Vol. 3, p36 

    Begonia albopicta, B. cucullata var. cucullata, B. echinosepala var. elongatifolia, B. holtonis, B. foliosa var. miniata and B. 'Fuchsifoliosa' are conserved at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC), in Columbus Ohio as a source of germplasm for breeders and researchers. No cultural...

  • Endophytic and rhizospheric enterobacteria isolated from sugar cane have different potentials for producing plant growth-promoting substances.
    Santi Ferrara, Felipe; Oliveira, Zilda; Gonzales, Hebert; Floh, Eny; Barbosa, Heloiza // Plant & Soil; Apr2012, Vol. 353 Issue 1/2, p409 

    Background and aims: Endophytic and rhizospheric environments differ in many respects, leading to the presence of different bacterial communities at each site. However, microorganisms such as enterobacteria can be found both within plants and in the surrounding soil. Bacteria must present...

  • Growth and Foliar Yield Responses of Waterleaf (Talinum triangulare Jacq) to Complementary Application of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers in a Ultisol.
    Ndaeyo, N. U.; Ikeh, A. O.; Nkeme, K. K.; Akpan, E. A.; Udoh, E. I. // American Journal of Experimental Agriculture; Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p324 

    Aims: Growth and foliar yield responses of waterleaf (Talinum triangulare Jacq) to complementary application of organic and inorganic fertilizers were studied in a Ultisol. Study Design: The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. Place and Duration...

  • Both the mevalonate and the non-mevalonate pathways are involved in ginsenoside biosynthesis.
    Zhao, Shoujing; Wang, Le; Liu, Li; Liang, Yanlong; Sun, Yao; Wu, Jianjun // Plant Cell Reports; Mar2014, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p393 

    Key Message: When one of them was inhibited, the two pathways could compensate with each other to guarantee normal growth. Moreover, the sterol biosynthesis inhibitor miconazole could enhance ginsenoside level. Abstract: Ginsenosides, a kind of triterpenoid saponins derived from isopentenyl...

  • Effect of Plant Growth Regulator and Foliar Fertilizer on Preventing Premature Aging of Foxtail Millet Hybrid.
    XIA Xue-yan; CHENG Ru-hong; CHEN Yuan; SHI Zhi-gang; ZHANG Ting; LIU En-kui; XIANG Jin-ying; PANG Su-fen // Journal of Agricultural Science & Technology (1008-0864); 2014, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p104 

    To solve the problem of premature aging of hybrid millet blades in filling stage, this paper started with plant growth regulator and foliar fertilizer, took self-bred hybrid 66359 as test material, and studied the influence of preventing premature aging of different plant growth regulators and...

  • Uh, Houston: this spud's for you.
    Spotts, Peter N. // Christian Science Monitor; 9/28/95, Vol. 87 Issue 213, p3 

    Contemplates on experiments to be conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists for culture of potatoes and other groceries amidst microgravity conditions in space, en board space shuttle Columbia. Reasons for the need of such experiments; Chapters of the proposed tests;...

  • COMPOSICI�N Y ASPECTOS ESTRUCTURALES DE LOS BOSQUES DE ENCINO DE LA SIERRA DE ZAPALINAM�, COAHUILA, M�XICO.
    DOM�NGUEZ, JUAN ANTONIO ENCINA; LUPERCIO, ALEJANDRO Z�RATE; CASTILL�N, EDUARDO ESTRADA; REYNA, JES�S VALD�S; QUINTANILLA, JOS� �NGEL VILLARREAL // Acta Botanica Mexicana; ene2009, Issue 86, p71 

    To determine the structure and floristic composition of the oak forest of the Sierra de Zapalinam�, we established sixty six plots of 500 m�. Density and basal area were measured for adult trees and density and cover in shrubs. Saplings were considered in concentric areas of 50 m�...

  • Controlling Height with Temperature Drops.
    Runkle, Erik // GPN: Greenhouse Product News; Apr2009, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p50 

    The article discusses the findings of the researchers at Michigan State University that, in many plants, stem extension is influenced by the way temperature is delivered in each one day period. A cooler day than night is commonly referred to as a negative DIF or difference. The opposite is true...

  • Bright Ideas in the works.
    Runkle, Erik; Warner, Ryan // GPN: Greenhouse Product News; Feb2010, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p26 

    The article presents information on a floriculture research on lighting and plant growth regulators to improve crop quality of containerized greenhouse crops. The research, which was conducted at the Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, helped determine the effects of daily light...

  • The Greening of Earth's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands.
    Runkle, Erik; Warner, Ryan // CO2 Science; 5/25/2011, Vol. 14 Issue 21, p7 

    The article discusses studies which investigated the transformation of the Earth's arid and semi-arid lands. Two studies, conducted by S. B. Idso, demonstrated the influence of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) on plant growth and water use efficiency. Meanwhile, Yang and colleagues conducted a...

  • CO enrichment increases element concentrations in grass mixtures by changing species abundances.
    Polley, H.; Fay, Philip; Jin, Virginia; Combs, Gerald // Plant Ecology; Jun2011, Vol. 212 Issue 6, p945 

    mospheric carbon dioxide (CO) enrichment may increase plant growth more than the uptake of chemical elements from soil. Increased CO also may alter element levels in biomass from multi-species vegetation by changing plant species abundances. We measured concentrations of ten elements in...

  • Canopy Area and Aboveground Mass of Individual Redberry Juniper (Juniperus pinchotii) Trees.
    Ansley, R. J.; Mirik, M.; Surber, B.W.; Park, S. C. // Rangeland Ecology & Management (Allen Press Publishing Services ; Mar2012, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p189 

    There is increasing interest in using canopy area to quantify biomass of invasive woody plants on large land areas of rangelands for a variety of reasons. For those woody species that emphasize lateral canopy growth over vertical growth it may be possible to relate canopy area to aboveground...

  • Quantitative trait loci associated with salinity tolerance in field grown bread wheat.
    Díaz De León, José; Escoppinichi, Ricardo; Geraldo, Nadia; Castellanos, Thelma; Mujeeb-Kazi, Abdul; Röder, Marion S. // Euphytica; Oct2011, Vol. 181 Issue 3, p371 

    The differential response to field salinity of the parents of the ITMI wheat mapping population (cv. Opata 85 and the synthetic hexaploid W7984) was exploited to perform a QTL analysis of the response to salinity stress of a set of agronomic traits over two seasons. The material was irrigated...

  • Effect of the Extent of Root Pruning on Growth, Biomass and Nutrient Content of Oak (Quercus castaneifolia C. A. Mey.) Seedlings.
    Pourmajidian, Mohammad-Reza; Ammi, Shohre; Tabari, Masoud; Spahbodi, Kambiz; Parsakhoo, Aidin // Journal of Applied Biological Sciences; Jan2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p87 

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the extent of root pruning on nutrient content, biomass, vitality and nursery growth of oak seedlings (Quercus castaneifolia C. A. Mey.). At the end of the first year of nursery growth the main root of oak seedlings was pruned by scissors...

  • Integrating Photosynthesis, Respiration, Biomass Partitioning, and Plant Growth: Developing a Microsoft Excel�-based Simulation Model of Wisconsin Fast Plant (Brassica rapa, Brassicaceae) Growth with Undergraduate Students.
    Grossman, Y. L.; Berdanier, A. B.; Custic, M. L.; Feeley, L. R.; Peake, S. F.; Saenz, A. J.; Sitton, K. S. // Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena; Nov2011, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p295 

    This paper demonstrates the development of a simple model of carbon flow during plant growth. The model was developed by six undergraduate students and their instructor as a project in a plant ecophysiology course. The paper describes the structure of the model including the equations that were...

  • Maintenance of Growth Rate at Low Temperature in Rice and Wheat Cultivars with a High Degree of Respiratory Homeostasis is Associated with a High Efficiency of Respiratory ATP Production.
    Kurimoto, Kohei; Millar, A. Harvey; Lambers, Hans; Day, David A.; Noguchi, Ko // Plant & Cell Physiology; Aug2004, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p1015 

    Some plants have the ability to maintain similar respiratory rates (measured at the growth temperature) when grown at different temperatures. This phenomenon is referred to as respiratory homeostasis. Using wheat and rice cultivars with different degrees of respiratory homeostasis (H), we...

  • Germination and seedling growth of acacia senegal (l.) Willd and parkia biglobosa (jacq.) As influenced by salinity in sokoto state nigeria.
    Bello, A. G.; Igbokwe, G. O. // International Journal of Forest, Soil & Erosion; Feb2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p32 

    An investigation was carried out on the seed germination and seedling growth response of two indigenous savanna tree species (Acacia senegal and Parkia biglobosa) to salt (NaCl). Soil samples from two plots within Dabagi research farm of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto were used. These...

  • Allelopathic effects of Ascorbic acid and canola on germination and antioxidant enzyme activity in soybean seedlings.
    Niakan, M.; Mazandrani, N. // Allelopathy Journal; 2009, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p283 

    In laboratory bioassays, the aqueous extracts of canola grown in higher concentrations of ascorbic acid, (3,5,7 mm) decreased the germination, radicle growth and activities of catalase, peroxidase, ascorbate peroxidase and poly phenol oxidase enzymes in cultivars of soybean. The inhibitory...

  • Drought, salt, and temperature stress-induced metabolic rearrangements and regulatory networks.
    Krasensky, Julia; Jonak, Claudia // Journal of Experimental Botany; Apr2012, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p1593 

    Plants regularly face adverse growth conditions, such as drought, salinity, chilling, freezing, and high temperatures. These stresses can delay growth and development, reduce productivity, and, in extreme cases, cause plant death. Plant stress responses are dynamic and involve complex cross-talk...

  • EFFECT OF NUTRIENT SOLUTION, EFFECTIVE MICROORGANISMS (EM-A), AND ASSIMILATION ILLUMINATION OF PLANTS ON THE INDUCTION OF THE GROWTH OF LETTUCE (Lactuca sativa L.) IN HYDROPONIC CULTIVATION.
    Kleiber, Tomasz; Starzyk, Justyna; Bosiacki, Maciej // Acta Agrobotanica; 2013, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p27 

    The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the chemical composition of a nutrient solution (NS I, NS II), seed inoculation with Effective Microorganisms (EM), and assimilation illumination (AI) of plants on the growth, development and nutritional status of lettuce...

  • AISLAMIENTO, CARACTERIZACIÓN E IDENTIFICACIÓN DE BACTERIAS DIAZOTRÓFICAS DE LA RIZÓSFERA DEL CULTIVO DE Olea europea "OLIVO" EN TACNA PERÚ.
    Clavijo, Claudia; Chipana, Virginia; Centeno, Jhon; Zúñiga, Doris; Guillén, Carlos // Ecologia Aplicada; 2012, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p89 

    104 bacteria strains native diazotrophic strain from the rhizosphere of olive in Fundo San Martín de Porres in Tacna-Peru. Correlations were found between bacterial populations with organic material, phosphorous, soils pH, kind of irrigation and root deep. The bacteria were characterized...

  • Desenvolvimento vegetativo de duas cultivares de oliveira na fase de muda.
    Lisboa, Priscila Maria Martins; Martins, Fabrina Bolzan; Alvarenga, Maria Inês Nogueira; Neto, João Vieira; Reis, Diogo da Fonseca // Ciência Rural; set2012, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p1556 

    Plants development, influenced by air temperature, can be estimated through the concept of phyllochron, defined as the time interval between the appearance of successive leaves on a stem, being the time expressed in °C day and the phyllochron in °C day leaf-1. The objective of this study...

  • Effects of fragmentation on the survival and growth of the invasive, clonal plant Alternanthera philoxeroides.
    Dong, Bi-Cheng; Alpert, Peter; Guo, Wei; Yu, Fei-Hai // Biological Invasions; Jun2012, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p1101 

    The capacity of small clonal fragments to survive and grow is a major factor in the spread of clonal plants, especially aquatic species. This study of the introduced, invasive, amphibious, stoloniferous herb Alternanthera philoxeroides in China tested the effects of fragment size, of loss of the...

  • CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES RELATED TO SEED TRANSMISSION OF SUGARCANE PATHOGENS AND MOVEMENT OF SEED.
    Maroon-Lango, C. J.; Hoy, J. W.; Comstock, J. C.; Grisham, M. P.; Mock, R.; Hale, A.; Afghan, S.; Croft, B. J.; de la Cueva, F.; Hoffmann, H.; Kennedy, A.; Orozco, H.; Saumtally, S.; Victoria, J.; Viswanathan, R. // Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists; 2013, Vol. 33, p20 

    Sugarcane breeding programs benefit from sharing genetic resources. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by exchanging vegetative planting material of clones of interest. Diseases can be spread during this process, and quarantines were established to enable continued sharing of germplasm...

  • Effect of Crude Oil Pollution on Growth Parameters, Chlorophyll Content and Bulbils Yield in Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L.).
    Osuagwu, Aniefiok Ndubuisi; Okigbo, Andrew Ugbede; Ekpo, Imo A.; Chukwurah, Peter Nkachukwu; Agbor, Reagan Bessong // International Journal of Applied Science & Technology; Apr2013, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p37 

    Discovery and utilization of plants with high adaptation to crude oil pollution is currently deemed a safer and cost effective panacea to food security and environmental challenges arising from contamination due to oil spillage in oil producing economies. Against this backdrop, air potato...

  • Bitkilerin stres koÅŸullarına verdiÄŸi moleküler cevaplar.
    BÜYÜK, İlker; SOYDAM-AYDIN, Semra; ARAS, Sümer // Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene & Experimental Biology / Türk Hijye;  

    Plants encounter many stress factors which affect their growth and development throughout their lifecycles because of their sessile nature. These stress conditions which can be originated by biotic and abiotic factors can adversely affect the quantity and quality of the product with leading to...

  • Hypobaria, hypoxia, and light affect gas exchange and the CO2 compensation and saturation points of lettuce (Lactuca sativa).
    He, Chuanjiu; Davies, Fred T.; Lacey, Ronald E. // Botany; Jul2009, Vol. 87 Issue 7, p712 

    There are important engineering and crop production advantages in growing plants under hypobaric (reduced atmospheric pressure) conditions for extraterrestrial base or spaceflight environments. The objectives of this research were to determine the influence of hypobaria and reduced partial...

  • Variational Reduction for the Transport Equation in a Multiple Branching Plants Growth Model.
    Taik, A.; Boujena, S.; Chiboub, A.; Pousin, J. // Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena; Dec2010, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p11 

    Plant growth depends essentially on nutrients coming from the roots and metabolites produced by the plant. Appearance of new branches is determined by concentrations of certain plant hormones. The most important of them are Auxin and Cytokinin. Auxin is produced in the growing, Cytokinin in...

  • Satellite sensors show changes in plant growth.
    Taik, A.; Boujena, S.; Chiboub, A.; Pousin, J. // Virginia Tech 'Research' Magazine; Summer2008, p45 

    The article focuses on the finding of Kirsten de Beurs, an assistant professor of geography at Virginia Tech University, about changes in plant growth in North America. De Beurs used satellite sensors to show a steady increase in green areas in North America from 1982 to 2006. He says that...

  • Impact of seedbed and water level on the establishment of plant species associated with bog pools.
    Landry, Tommy; Rochefort, Line; Poulin, Monique // Native Plants Journal (University of Wisconsin Press); Fall2012, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p205 

    Our study found that a water level close to the surface and a seedbed composed of bare peat or a Sphagnum carpet favored the germination of vascular species associated with pools in peatlands. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to study the impact of seedbed and water level on the germination...

  • Growth phenology of coast Douglas-fir seed sources planted in diverse environments.
    Gould, Peter J.; Harrington, Constance A.; Clair, J. Bradley St. // Tree Physiology; Dec2012, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p1482 

    The timing of periodic life cycle events in plants (phenology) is an important factor determining how species and populations will react to climate change. We evaluated annual patterns of basal-area and height growth of coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotusga menziesii var. menziesii (Mirb.) Franco)...

  • STUDIES ON THE GROWTH PERIOD AND SO2 ABSORPTION PROCESS IN APRICOT FRUITS USING DIFFERANTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY.
    Kan, Tuncay; Asma, Bayram Murat // Indian Journal of Agricultural Research; Jun2010, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p79 

    The growth period and absorption process of sulphurdioxide in Hacÿhaliloðlu cultivar of apricot fruits have been investigated by differential scanning calorimeter, thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis with a scan rate of 2°C/min. in nitrogen atmosphere. The...

  • Effects of Irregular Saltwater Submergence on Taxodium distichum Seedlings.
    Iwanaga, Fumiko; Hirazawa, Makiko; Takeuchi, Takahiro; Yamarnoto, Fukuju // Journal of Coastal Research; Nov2011 Supplement, p193 

    The growth response and photosynthetic activity of Taxodium distichurn in relation to the leaf and root Na+ content was assessed with the use of 2-year-old seedlings submerged in saline. Seedlings were submerged in water containing 0, 4000, and 8000 ppm NaCl during May, July, and September,...

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