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Relationships between Indole-3-butyric Acid, Photoinhibition and Adventitious rooting of Corymbia torelliana, C. citriodora and F1 Hybrid Cuttings

Trueman, S.J. and Richardson, D.M. (2008) Relationships between Indole-3-butyric Acid, Photoinhibition and Adventitious rooting of Corymbia torelliana, C. citriodora and F1 Hybrid Cuttings. Tree and Foresty Science and Biotechnology, 2 (1). pp. 26-33.

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Abstract

Rooted cutting propagation is widely used for maximising tree yield, quality and uniformity in conjunction with clonal selection. Some eucalypt species are deployed as rooted cuttings but many are considered to difficult to root. This study examined IBA effects on photoinhibition, root formation, mortality and root and shoot development in cuttings of Corymbia torelliana, C. citriodora and their hybrids. IBA had little or no effect on photoinhibition but it had strong, dose-dependent effects on root formation and mortality. IBA frequently increases primary root number of rooted cutting but it did not increase total root weight, length, surface area or volume, possibly because the highest doe (8g IBA/kg IBA/kg powder) caused leaf abscission and sometimes reduced leaf area (by 55-79%)or shoot dry weight (by 40-58%). An intermediate dose (3g IBA/kg powder) most consistnely improved root formation with little or no effect on mortality or shoot development. Across the F1 hybrid families this treatment increased the number of rooted cuttings by 72-121% and more than ddoubled the number of primary roots per rooted cutting (from 1.1-1.7 roots to 3.5-4.1 roots). This simple treatment will facilitate commercial multiplication of superior individuals or selected families of C. torelliana x C. citriodora through a vegetative propagation system.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Global Science Books.
Keywords:Root formation; mortality; root development; shoot development; cutting; propagation; tree yield.
Subjects:Science > Botany
Forestry
Deposited On:17 Mar 2011 07:06
Last Modified:09 Jun 2011 23:28

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