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Seedling Production Techniques in D. melanoxylon

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dc.contributor.author Washa, B. Washa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-27T17:58:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-27T17:58:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation Tanzania Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences style en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11810/2302
dc.description Dalberghia melanoxylon needs a serious propagation and conservation to serve it from extinction en_US
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted in D. melanoxylon comparing germination in soil to that of the Murashge and Skoog medium. An overharvested species D. melanoxylon have a highly valued wood but not propagated. This is why in recent years there have been some efforts to conduct investigations which can improve seedling production. About 2 kilograms of seeds were purchased from TTSA for experiment on 2010 at Botany Department University of Dar es Salaam. Three treatments were employed for soil germination (Low, Median and High moisture level) while two treatments were employed for MS germination (Half strength and Full strength). Sterilizing reagents were 35%, 70% alcohol and 2.6% sodium hypochlorite. Sterilizing duration were 10, 20 and 30 minutes. Data recorded include germination percentage, moisture level, MS concentration, sterilizing reagent concentrations and time used to sterilize the seeds. Standard procedures were used to analyze and compare germination Data as described by Zar, (2010). Highest germination in the soil was 21% while that of the MS was 19.8%. The two germination mediums did not differ significantly. More investigations especially genetic transformation of the species for easy access in tissue culture is needed to improve seedling production of D. melanoxylon for propagation of the species. Copyright © IJPFS, all rights reserved. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mkwawa University College of Education en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Plant and Forestry Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 1;Number 1
dc.subject Dalbergia melanoxylon, Murashige and Skoog, Germination, moisture level. en_US
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.title Seedling Production Techniques in D. melanoxylon en_US
dc.type Journal Article, Peer Reviewed en_US


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