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Brazilian Journal of Botany

Print version ISSN 0100-8404On-line version ISSN 1806-9959


SIMABUKURO, ELIANA A.; CARVALHO, MARIA ANGELA M. DE  and  FELIPPE, G. M.. Reserve substances and storage of Cyathea delgadii Sternb. spores. Rev. bras. Bot. [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.2, pp.149-152. ISSN 0100-8404.

The spores used were collected from a population of trees of Cyathea delgadii Sternb. growing in a gallery forest at the Reserva Biológica e Estação Experimental de Moji Guaçu, São Paulo state, Brazil (22°18’S and 47°11’W). The germination of spores of Cyathea delgadii decreases with time when kept in closed bottles under storage at 4°C in darkness. Germination is still very high after storage for one year. Spores stored for three years do not germinate. The results also show a decrease in soluble proteins and an increase in starch after several months storage.

Keywords : Tree fern; pteridophyta; lipids; proteins; sugars.

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