Techniques for Separating Tetraploid and Triploid Watermelon Seed and Effects of Some Priming Treatments on Germinaiton

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Title:
Techniques for Separating Tetraploid and Triploid Watermelon Seed and Effects of Some Priming Treatments on Germinaiton
Author:
Loehrlein, M. M.; Ray, D. T.
Issue Date:
May-1988
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Vegetable Report
Abstract:
Seeds of the commercial cultivar for seedless watermelons, TriX313, were separated into groups based on thickness in one experiment and on weight in another. Number of triploids and tetraploids were recorded for each category. There were no significant differences in ploidy levels based on either weight or seed thickness. Seeds from this same cultivar were treated with priming solutions of polyethylene glycol (PEG 8000), KNO3, and distilled water for three lengths of time (1,3, or 6 days). The seed was subsequently air-dried for 1 or 7 days and then tested for germination and emergence.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Vegetables -- Arizona; Watermelon -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-73; 370073

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dc.titleTechniques for Separating Tetraploid and Triploid Watermelon Seed and Effects of Some Priming Treatments on Germinaitonen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoehrlein, M. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRay, D. T.en_US
dc.date.issued1988-05-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalVegetable Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractSeeds of the commercial cultivar for seedless watermelons, TriX313, were separated into groups based on thickness in one experiment and on weight in another. Number of triploids and tetraploids were recorded for each category. There were no significant differences in ploidy levels based on either weight or seed thickness. Seeds from this same cultivar were treated with priming solutions of polyethylene glycol (PEG 8000), KNO3, and distilled water for three lengths of time (1,3, or 6 days). The seed was subsequently air-dried for 1 or 7 days and then tested for germination and emergence.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectWatermelon -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/214150-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-73en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370073en_US
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