Evaluation of seed germination ability of native calamine plant species on different substrata

Ewa Muszyńska , Ewa Hanus-Fajerska , Krystyna Ciarkowska


The purpose of our work was to evaluate the seed germination ability of native species representing calamine populations of Alyssum montanum, Biscutella laevigata (Brassicaceae), and Dianthus carthusiano-rum (Caryophyllaceae). As substrata for germination, calamine substrate on which populations of examined plant species were grown in natural conditions, and horticultural substrate constituting a mixture of sand and garden soil were used. A. montanum and B. laevigata seeds demonstrated a high ability to germinate on calamine substrate, which was characterized by large contents of soluble forms of zinc (115.1 mg·kg-1), lead (0.91 mg·kg-1), and cadmium (3.12 mg·kg-1), and low water capacity (18.95% g/g). The seed germination abil-ity of calamine Dianthus carthusianorum ecotype was comparable on both studied substrata types.
Author Ewa Muszyńska (FoH / DoBaPP)
Ewa Muszyńska,,
- Department of Botany and Plant Physiology
, Ewa Hanus-Fajerska (FoH / DoBaPP)
Ewa Hanus-Fajerska,,
- Department of Botany and Plant Physiology
, Krystyna Ciarkowska (FoAE / DoSSaSP)
Krystyna Ciarkowska,,
- Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection
Journal seriesPolish Journal of Environmental Studies, ISSN 1230-1485, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishseed germination ability, metallophytes, contaminated environment
URL http://www.pjoes.com/pdf/22.6/Pol.J.Environ.Stud.Vol.22.No.6.1775-1780.pdf
Internal identifierWRE/2013/137
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 19-06-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 19-06-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 12
Citation count*7 (2016-06-19)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Republic of Poland (DS 3500/WO/2011)
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