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Irma, T., Jolan, C., Gabriella, S., Ferenc, H., Attila, P., Gabriella, K., Agnes, S., Margit, S. and Lazlo, E. (2002) Acclimation of Tomato Plants to Salinity Stress after a Salicylic Acid Pre-Treatment. Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 46, 55-57.

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  • TITLE: The Effect of Different Levels of Salinity and Potassium Nitrate on the Germination of Cocks Comb (Celosia cristata)

    AUTHORS: Zahra Golshadi Ghaleh-Shahi, Hossein Zarei, Mehrdad Babarabie, Atoosa Danyaei, Madeh Ahmadi, Sima Badeli

    KEYWORDS: Amarantaceae, Cocks Comb, Germination Percentage, Potassium Nitrate, Salinity

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Ecology, Vol.7 No.4, April 26, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Cocks Comb (Celosia cristata) is a hot-season annual species which is grown from seeds. A study was carried out in the horticulture laboratory of Gorgan University of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources of February 2013 to evaluate the impact of salinity and potassium nitrate on the germination of cockscomb with five salinity levels (0, −2, −4, −6, and −8 bars) and three potassium nitrate levels (0%, 0.2%, and 0.4%) at 25°C on the basis of a Randomized Complete Block Design. Analysis of variance showed significant differences among salinity levels in germination percentage, radicle length, plumule length, and seed vigor at the 1% probability level. Mean comparison for germination percentage revealed that higher salinity reduced seed germination percentage so that it was decreased from 80% in no salinity to 15% in −8 dS⋅m−1. The highest percentage of germination was related to zero percent salt and potassium nitrate 0.2%. Also, the highest radicle length of 2.48 cm was related to no salinity and the lowest one (0.61 cm) to −6 dS salinity. The highest radicle length and seed vigor were also observed in no salinity. Potassium nitrate by itself had no impact on the measured traits. Among interactions between salinity and potassium nitrate, the highest germination percentage was observed under 0 salinity × 0.2% potassium nitrate.