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Pteridological Section/AFS

Sinn, Brandon T. [1], Chuey, Carl F. [1].

The effects of consumer-available herbicides on the germination of monospecific fern spores.

IT is hypothesized that fern spore germination may be negatively affected by the introduction of herbicides that are used in household and agricultural applications. The use of these consumer-available herbicides may impact native fern diversity in areas where they are used in the proximity of wild populations of ferns. This experiment will test this hypothesis through careful observation of the germination of spores of two monospecific species of ferns, Ostrich Fern and Sensitive Fern (Mattueccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro and Onoclea sensibilis L., respectively), when germinated on various substrates and introduced to over-the-counter herbicides mixed to varying concentrations. -DU


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1 - Youngstown State University, Department of Biological Sciences, One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio, 44555, USA

Keywords:
monospecific
Onoclea sensibilis L.
Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro
herbicide.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: 48-122
Location: Auditorium/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
Time: 12:30 PM
Abstract ID:23


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