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Notes: Survival and Water Relations in Loblolly Pine Seedlings After Root Immersion In Alginate Solution

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A one-percent solution of alginate was applied during late summer to bare-rooted loblolly pine seedlings (1-0) as a root dip before planting in pots. No mortality occurred in alginate-treated seedlings after a period of water stress caused complete stomatal closure. The treatment increased seedling water content and slowed stomatal closure. Tolerance to desiccation was increased from 1 to 5 days by the alginate treatment. Forest Sci. 20:192-194.

Keywords: Pinus taeda; desiccation tolerance; root dip; seedling mortality; stomata

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Publication date: 1974-06-01

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