International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part K (2016)
In-vitro establishment, germination and growth performance of Babel Acacia (Acacia jacquemontii Benth)
Faiz Rasool, Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Ahsin Ayub, Muhammad Mohsin Ayub, Hasnain Irshad and Ghulam Murtaza
The main objectives of the present study were to determine the growth behavior, germination percentage in petri dishes at different time duration and different field soil mediums, collected from the depths of 0-0.5 m, 0.5-1.0 m and above >1.0 m at different time periods during the growing seasons of 2013 to 2014. Ripened pods of Acacia species were collected from the field and seeds were isolated from pods. Then such seeds were stored in sealed paper bags for one a week and were dried under normal room temperature. Growth parameters of the twigs were measured after every 15 days. In nursery conditions, seeds soaked with cold/hot water had higher germination (82-94%) in petri dishes than the non-soaked seeds of the species. Seeds sown in pots had 51-70% germination. Seedlings of the species had higher fresh/dry weights of their shoots than the roots. In contrast, the roots of the Acacia seedlings elongated at a higher rate than the shoots.
How to cite this article:
Faiz Rasool, Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Ahsin Ayub, Muhammad Mohsin Ayub, Hasnain Irshad, Ghulam Murtaza. In-vitro establishment, germination and growth performance of Babel Acacia (Acacia jacquemontii Benth). Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):707-714.