E3S Web Conf.
Volume 265, 2021Actual Problems of Ecology and Environmental Management (APEEM 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Environmental and Food Safety|
|Published online||03 June 2021|
Assessment of the quality of seeds formed in situ and ex situ as a mandatory element of maintaining seed banks of rare plants
1 Samara National Research University, 443086 Moskowskoye Shosse, 34, Samara, Russian Federation
2 Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, 197376 Professor Popov street, 5, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The possibility of seed genetic banks creating is associated with the ability of many plants seeds (the so-called orthodox ones) to maintain germination ability for a long time, being in a dormant state. This opens up wide prospects for the formation of a reserve seeds fund of rare species that are threatened with extinction in natural communities. Botanical gardens in different countries of the world, including the Russian Federation, are working on the creation of such seed banks. To assess the quality of seeds in relation to agricultural crops, as well as natural flora species, radiography is used. It is this kind of non-damaging express assessment of the quality of seeds that turns out to be the most informative technique for seed material obtained in botanical gardens. The article presents the preliminary results of an X-ray study of the seeds quality of some Samara region rare plants - four species ofthe Iris genus - Iris aphylla L., I. halophila Pall., I. pumila L., I. sibirica L.
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