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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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Akaun Alvin A

Forestry Technology Department, Federal College of Forestry, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Influence of seed treatment and moisture content on germination and early growth of Chrysophylum albidum (G. Don)
    Author(s): Ojo MO and Akaun Alvin A*

    The Chrysophylum albdum is a low land rainforest tree that belongs to the family Sapotaceae, and frequently found in many eco-zones of West Africa, Nigeria inclusive. The African star apple features prominently in agroforestry-system for fruit, food, cash income and other auxiliary uses including environmental purposes. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible influence of seed treatment and moisture content on the germination and early growth of C. albidum. The seeds were extracted and subjected to different treatments (T1=seed own flesh, T2=seeds soaked in water for 8 days, T3=seeds soaked in hot water 100°C for 1 hr, T4=seeds cracked and soaked in water overnight, T5=seeds soaked in water for 10 days, T6=seeds soaked in water for 12 days, T7=seeds cracked and sown). These treatments were replicated three times and we.. View More»

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