The kinetics and thermodynamics for isothermal germination of Grand Rapids lettuce seeds

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Michael Leon Jaynes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gaylord Hageseth

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to see if the "Hageseth Model" (See G. T. Hageseth and R. D. Joyner, "Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Isothermal Seed Germination," J. Theor. Biol., 53, 1975, 51-65.) is also applicable to the germination of Grand Rapids Lettuce Seeds, as well as turnip seeds for which the mathematical model was formulated. Also, an underlying purpose was to provide a control group for additional study of the effect of sound on the germination rate of Grand Rapids Lettuce Seeds. The mathematical model developed by Dr. Hageseth and Mr. Joyner was based on a study made with turnip seeds. With the aid of this model, I made a study with Grand Rapids Lettuce Seeds to see if the model can be applied to the germination of another type seed. The experiments were conducted by the same person by a visual observation of the seeds during the germination periods of each lot. Effort was taken to maintain all environmental conditions at a constant level. The data was analyzed graphically and mathematically using the same computer programs that were used to formulate the model. The theoretical curves were compared to the experimental data by means of the minimum chi-square test.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Germination $x Mathematical models
Plants, Effect of temperature on
Lettuce $x Seeds
Lettuce $x Effect of temperature on
Lettuce $x Composition

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