Influence of alpha-naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) on lubeg (Syzygium spp.) marcots

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Influence of alpha-naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) on lubeg (Syzygium spp.) marcots

Angelina T. Gonzales
J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 5), 283-291, May 2018.
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The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different Alpha – Naphthalene Acetic Acid (ANAA) concentrations to improve marcotting multiplication of Lubeg (Syzygium spp.) as planting clones in Cagayan State University at Lal-lo, Cagayan, Philippines. The study aimed to determine the influence of Alpha Naphthalenel Acetic Acid (ANAA) on the onset of callus formation, root initiation, number of roots, root length and survival rate. The marcotting media used are: Treatment 1 (no ANAA); Treatment 2 (0.5ml ANAA + 100ml distilled water at recommended rate); Treatment 3 (50% ANAA + 50% distilled water) and Treatment 4 (75% ANAA + 25% distilled water). These treatments were randomly assigned to seven experimental blocks where each available Lubeg mother tree was treated as a block in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). Results showed that there were significant effects on different ANAA concentrations on callus formation and length of roots. However, no significant effects on different ANA concentrations on the root initiation, number of roots and survival rate. The results showed that Lubeg (Syzygium spp.) exposed to root hormones were more prolific in developing root and calluses. The survived rooted cuttings manifested healthy pinkish to whitish roots. There were noticeable differences in the root or callus formation and survival of rooted cuttings in terms of different rate of ANA hormone application. It is recommended that: (a) another trial must be conducted to confirm and give more conclusive results; (b) further research and observations must be performed using different media; and (c) different types of rooting hormone. An attempt to do experiment on established rooted marcots must be conducted to determine age of maturity and height of the trees before it bears its fruit over time.


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