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  • Authors Ameixa, OMCC; Marques, B; Fernandes, VS; Soares, AMVM; Calado, R; Lillebo, AI
  • Author Full Name Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.; Marques, Bruna; Fernandes, Valter S.; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Calado, Ricardo; Lillebo, Ana I.
  • Title Dimorphic seeds of Salicornia ramosissima display contrasting germination responses under different salinities
  • Nationality internacional
  • Source ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Author Keywords Halophytes; Salt tolerance; Seed dimorphism; Germination parameters; Germination strategies
  • Keywords Plus CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS; MARINE AQUACULTURE; WASTE-WATER; EUROPAEA L; TEMPERATURE; BIGELOVII
  • Abstract In the present study we tested, under controlled conditions, the combined effect of seed dimorphism and salinity on the germination responses of Salicornia ramosissima. Results evidenced that the dimorphic seed bank of wild S. ramosissima could successfully germinate at a salinity range from 0 to 25 approximate to 428 mM NaCl. However, germination responses were higher at salinities lower than 15 approximate to 257 mM NaCl, showing also a lower variability within seed type, indicating that for an optimized response this salinity should be considered as a threshold in combination with a sustainable use of freshwater resources. As variability in germination responses tends to increase with salinity, under scenarios of higher salinity and freshwater scarcity, seed selection should be considered in order to optimize seed germination output. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Author Address [Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.; Marques, Bruna; Fernandes, Valter S.; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Calado, Ricardo; Lillebo, Ana I.] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.; Marques, Bruna; Fernandes, Valter S.; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Calado, Ricardo; Lillebo, Ana I.] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Campus Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
  • Reprint Address Ameixa, OMCC; Lillebo, AI (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.; Ameixa, OMCC; Lillebo, AI (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Campus Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
  • E-mail Address olga.ameixa@ua.pt; lillebo@ua.pt
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number National Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT [UID/AMB/50017/2013]; Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro [BPD/DBIO/6773/2015]
  • Funding Text This study was supported by the National Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT (UID/AMB/50017/2013). OMCCA benefited from a postdoctoral grant (BPD/DBIO/6773/2015) funded by the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro.
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  • Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
  • Publisher City AMSTERDAM
  • Publisher Address PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
  • ISSN 0925-8574
  • Character Source Abbreviation ECOL ENG
  • ISO Source Abbreviation Ecol. Eng.
  • Publication Date FEB
  • Year Published 2016
  • Volume 87
  • Beginning Page 120
  • Ending Page 123
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.11.019
  • Page Count 4
  • Web of Science Category Ecology; Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences
  • Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Engineering
  • Document Delivery Number DC0IG
  • Unique Article Identifier WOS:000368899800015
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