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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Morpho-anatomic transformation of the sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor) embryo, in the first days of germination Print E-mail
Written by Stana I.O., Cachita-Cosma D., Mihali V.C.   
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Article Title: Morpho-anatomic transformation of the sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor) embryo, in the first days of germination
Authors: Iulian O. Stana1,2,*, Dorina Cachiţă - Cosma1,2, Valentin C. Mihali2
Affiliation: 1”Vasile Goldis” West University of Arad, România
2Institute of Life Sience, ”Vasile Goldis” West University of Aradm, România
Abstract: The sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor) caryopsis has a complex structure. The value of caryopsis consists not only in insuring the species reproduction, but has other usage, one of this is as malt. In the African countries, similar to rise, the sweet sorghum represents a source of starch, proteins, and is being used as food for people and animals. Sweet sorghum is also used to produce ethanol, currently utilize as biofuel in many countries. The embryo’s endosperm incorporates it’s nutritive reserves, and is providing the energy necessary for the plantlet to grow. Though the sweet sorghum endosperm was cytological and biochemical studied, one can observe that the study of embryos morphology and the dynamic produced at this level in the first 48 hours were neglected, as the aspects related to it’s fast growing characteristic. We suggested that such a plant material may serve as experimental model in many studies of plant physiology.
Keywords: Sorghum, embryo, germination, coleoptile, umbilical cord
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*Correspondence: Iulian Stana, ”Vasile Goldis” West University of Arad, România, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it