In vitropollen germination in Hypericum perforatumL. and Hypericum rumeliacumBoiss.

Arda, Hayati and Meric, Ciler and Unal, Sabriye (2006) In vitropollen germination in Hypericum perforatumL. and Hypericum rumeliacumBoiss. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 57 (1). pp. 97-103. ISSN 0236-5383

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In vitropollen germination and pollen tube growth investigations are valuable tools used in identification of the effects of environmental factors and genotypic differences on pollen viability, pollen germination and tube elongation. In this study pollen viability, in vitro pollen germination capacity, abnormality ratios and tube length in germinated pollens of HypericumperforatumL. and H. rumeliacumBoiss. were investigated. Both of these species has spheroid-shaped and tricolporate pollen grains. The diameters of Hypericumperforatumand H. rumeliacum pollens were found as 24±3 µm and 19±2 µm, respectively. Pollen viability of H. perforatumand H.rumeliacumwas found as 83% and 72%, respectively. The germination percentages were found as 12.85% for H. perforatumand 64.42% for H. rumeliacum. Tube lengths in germinated pollens of both taxa were measured approximately as 95.25±38 µm in H. perforatumand 165.92±53 µm in H. rumeliacum4 h after inoculation. In germinated pollen grains of H. perforatumand H. rumeliacumabnormality percentages were determined as 13.23% and 43.97%, respectively. In germinated pollens of these two species, highly significant (P<0.00001) differences in in vitrogermination percents and abnormality percents were observed. Abnormalities such as swollen tube tip, branched tube, spiralled tube and excessive tube formation were observed in pollen tubes. The results of this study showed that there were obvious differences in pollen germinability between these two species growing under the same environmental conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 14:21

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