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Seed germination of seven desert plants and implications for vegetation restoration

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In this paper, we evaluated the seed germination responses of seven desert species to temperature and light and explored the implications for vegetation restoration. Both temperature and photon irradiance influenced seed germination of these species. Based on these results and the environmental conditions of their natural habitat, suggestions about plant choices for different habitats including shifting sand dunes, semi-fixed sand dunes and fixed sand dunes are given. Based on the precipitation and temperature conditions, early May is suitable for seed sowing in the study area.

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Final germination percentages (A–D) and rates (E–H) (mean ± SE, n = 5) of seeds of four desert shrub species under different light intensities. Different uppercase letters indicate significant differences.
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plw031-F2: Final germination percentages (A–D) and rates (E–H) (mean ± SE, n = 5) of seeds of four desert shrub species under different light intensities. Different uppercase letters indicate significant differences.


Seed germination of seven desert plants and implications for vegetation restoration
Final germination percentages (A–D) and rates (E–H) (mean ± SE, n = 5) of seeds of four desert shrub species under different light intensities. Different uppercase letters indicate significant differences.
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plw031-F2: Final germination percentages (A–D) and rates (E–H) (mean ± SE, n = 5) of seeds of four desert shrub species under different light intensities. Different uppercase letters indicate significant differences.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we evaluated the seed germination responses of seven desert species to temperature and light and explored the implications for vegetation restoration. Both temperature and photon irradiance influenced seed germination of these species. Based on these results and the environmental conditions of their natural habitat, suggestions about plant choices for different habitats including shifting sand dunes, semi-fixed sand dunes and fixed sand dunes are given. Based on the precipitation and temperature conditions, early May is suitable for seed sowing in the study area.

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