Rix, KD and Gracie, AJ and Potts, BM and Brown, PH and Spurr, CJ and Gore, PL, Paternal and maternal effects on the response of seed germination to high temperatures in Eucalyptus globulus, Annals of Forest Science, 69, (6) pp. 673-679. ISSN 1286-4560 (2012) [Refereed Article]
© INRA / Springer-Verlag France 2012
Context: High temperature stress in nurseries germinating Eucalyptus globulus seed is an important problem affecting germination synchrony and rate. Where there is a risk of hightemperature stress, then the choice of female parent may be important. This issue is particularly relevant to the production of full-sib families frommass-supplementary pollination where there may be opportunities for seed producers to manipulate the directionality of the crossing done in seed orchards.
Aims: This study aimed to quantify the maternal versus paternal influence of seed sensitivity to high temperature stress during germination.
Methods: A diallel crossing scheme involving four genotypes was used to test the relative importance of male and female genetic influences on the germination and development of E. globulus seed and their response to high temperature stress. Seed was germinated at optimum (25°C) and supra-optimal (32°C and 37°C) temperatures, and six traits describing the proportion and rate of seed germination and early seedling development were assessed.
Results: Both paternal and maternal effects affected the germination response, arguing for at least some influence of the nuclear genotype of the embryo. However, the response to high temperature stress was more influenced by the maternal than paternal parent.
Conclusion: Both the male and female genotype may affect various aspects of seed germination and early seedling development independent of seed size; however, some facets of the germination response will be mainly affected by the female parent.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Eucalyptus globulus, maternal, paternal, seed germination, temperature stress, genetic, forest tree|
|Research Division:||Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences|
|Research Group:||Forestry Sciences|
|Research Field:||Forestry Sciences not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Field:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified|
|Author:||Rix, KD (Dr Kieren Rix)|
|Author:||Gracie, AJ (Associate Professor Alistair Gracie)|
|Author:||Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)|
|Author:||Spurr, CJ (Dr Cameron Spurr)|
|Author:||Gore, PL (Mr Peter Gore)|
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|Deposited By:||Agricultural Science|
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