Miscanthus is a perennial rhizomatous grass. Among Miscanthus species, M. sinensis, M. sacchariflorus, and M. x giganteus and their varieties are widely planted worldwide. However, M. x giganteus must be propagated vegetatively owing to its sterility. Therefore, its propagation poses significant challenges both economically and to production efficiency. Most M. x giganteus is propagated by rhizomes that form nodes, internodes, and buds in a similar manner to above-ground stems. Therefore, we investigated the germination rate and strength of three different Miscanthus species, M. sinensis, M. sacchariflorus, and M. x giganteus. We found that, of these species, M. sacchariflorus performed best in terms of both germination rate and strength. The results of the current study could provide the starting point for further and extensive study of rhizome germination in Miscanthus species.
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- Journal Title :Journal of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
- Volume : 30
- No :2
- Pages :73-77
- Received Date :2018. 05. 03
- Accepted Date : 2018. 06. 24