Year 2016, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 37 - 40 2016-03-31

The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds

Esra UÇAR [1] , Yaşar ÖZYİĞİT [2] , Kenan TURGUT [3]

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The Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni is a perennial herbaceous plant and belongs to family of Asteraceae
(Compositae). The contents of S. rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni consist mainly non-caloric stevioside and rebaudioside A
sweeteners. Low seed germination is an important problem in stevia cultivation. Therefore in this study, the effects of light
and temperature on germination performance of stevia seeds were studied. Stevia rebaudiana seeds were treated with two
lights (light/darkness) and four different temperatures (15 ºC, 20 ºC, 25 ºC, 30 ºC). For each treatment, 50 seeds were
counted and placed into petri dishes. Experiments were conducted as a randomized complete design method with three
replicates. Germination was started within 6 to 10 days depending on the treatments. The highest seed germination rate
(71%) was observed in darkness/25 ºC temperature and followed by darkness/20 ºC (68%) and light/25 ºC (67%). On the
other hand, the lowest seed germination rate (31%) was obtained from 15 ºC in both light and dark conditions and followed
by darkness/30 ºC (43%) and light/30 ºC (49%). The results showed that lower (15 ºC) and higher (30 ºC) temperatures
significantly decreased the germination rates of stevia independently from the light treatments.

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Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Esra UÇAR

Author: Yaşar ÖZYİĞİT

Author: Kenan TURGUT

Dates

Publication Date: March 31, 2016

Bibtex @ { tutad281004, journal = {Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi}, issn = {2148-2306}, eissn = {2528-858X}, address = {Siirt University}, year = {2016}, volume = {3}, pages = {37 - 40}, doi = {10.19159/tutad.76528}, title = {The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds}, key = {cite}, author = {UÇAR, Esra and ÖZYİĞİT, Yaşar and TURGUT, Kenan} }
APA UÇAR, E , ÖZYİĞİT, Y , TURGUT, K . (2016). The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds. Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi, 3 (1), 37-40. DOI: 10.19159/tutad.76528
MLA UÇAR, E , ÖZYİĞİT, Y , TURGUT, K . "The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds". Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi 3 (2016): 37-40 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tutad/issue/26715/281004>
Chicago UÇAR, E , ÖZYİĞİT, Y , TURGUT, K . "The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds". Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi 3 (2016): 37-40
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ISNAD UÇAR, Esra , ÖZYİĞİT, Yaşar , TURGUT, Kenan . "The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds". Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi 3 / 1 (March 2016): 37-40. https://doi.org/10.19159/tutad.76528
AMA UÇAR E , ÖZYİĞİT Y , TURGUT K . The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds. TÜTAD. 2016; 3(1): 37-40.
Vancouver UÇAR E , ÖZYİĞİT Y , TURGUT K . The Effects of Light and Temperature on Germination of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana BERT.) Seeds. Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi. 2016; 3(1): 40-37.