Effects of sulphuric acid, mechanical scarification and wet heat treatments on germination of seeds of African locust bean tree, Parkia biglobosa

  • BL Aliero Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Dafodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Abstract

Effects of different treatment methods on the germination of seeds of Parkia biglobosa (mimosaceae) were carried out. Prior treatment of seeds with sulphuric acid, wet heat and mechanical scarification were found to induce germination of the dormant seeds. These methods could be applied to raise seedlings of the plant for field propagation.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.3(3) 2004: 179-181
Published
2004-10-18
Section
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