Influence of germination percentage and morphological properties of some hormones practice on Lilium martagon L. Seeds

Guney K., Çetin M., Sevik H., Guney K.

Oxidation Communications, vol.39, no.1-II, pp.466-474, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1-II
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Oxidation Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-474
  • Keywords: Germination, Hormone, Lilium martagon, Seed, Sustainable plant
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Lilies are economically important plants because of their large and attractive flowers. Thus, many wild species of lilies have been cultivated to produce Lilium bulbs or flowers. However, some non-cultivated species are still picked from the nature and sold, which damages the natural populations of the species. The easiest and the most effective way of preventing them from being picked from the nature is the identification of easy and cheap methods of producing them. The method is to carry out the germination percentage of the seeds of certain hormones on Lilium martagon applications. In this study, after hormone applications, new germinated seed was determined to analyse the effect of morphological characteristics. In research, 1000, 3000 and 5000 ppm doses of IAA (indoleacetic acid), IBA (indole-3-butyric acid), NAA (naphthalene acetic acid) and GA3 (gibberellic acid) hormones were applied to Lilium martagon seeds and approximately 180 days later, the number of roots, root length, offset stem height and diameter were evaluated. According to the results of the Duncan test and variance analysis, IAA and NAA hormones were found to influence germination percentage, while GA3 and IBA influenced the number of roots and root length, and IBA influenced offset stem heights. The effects of hormone applications on different characteristics differ and the effect changes as the application dose changes.