Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology ISSN: 2329-955X

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Research Article, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Variation in Pre-Dispersal Seed Predation and Seed Traits among Provenances of Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Guill.& Perr.)

Ezekiel Amri*
Department of Science and Laboratory Technology, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, P. O. Box 2958 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Corresponding author : Ezekiel Amri
Department of Science and Laboratory Technology, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, P. O. Box 2958 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 255 (0715) 366564
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 19, 2014 Accepted: April 21, 2014 Published: April 25, 2014
Citation: Amri E (2014) Variation in Pre-Dispersal Seed Predation and Seed Traits among Provenances of Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Guill. & Perr.). J Plant Physiol Pathol 2:2. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000121

Abstract

Variation in Pre-Dispersal Seed Predation and Seed Traits among Provenances of Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Guill.& Perr.)

Dalbergia melanoxylon is an important timber species used for the manufacturing of musical instruments and decorative objects such as carvings. The extent of pre-dispersal seed predation variation among D. melanoxylon provenances for seed harvested after maturity at different collection dates was investigated. Provenance variation in seed morphological traits in terms of seed length, width, number of seeds/pod and 100 seed weight were also examined.

Keywords: Dalbergia melanoxylon; Seed predation; Seed morphological traits; Seed collection dates; Provenance

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