Determination of Suitable Hardening System and Substrate for Micropropagated Anubias Nana and Lagenendra Thwaitesii Species

Show simple item record JAYASINGHE, J.A.R.A. 2021-10-13T04:56:48Z 2021-10-13T04:56:48Z 2013
dc.identifier.other UWU/AQT/13/0018
dc.description.abstract Lagenandra thwaitesii and Anubias nana which belong to the family of Aaraceae are considered as highly demanded ornamental aquatic plants in the world. Micro-propagation is used as a tool for large scale multiplication of these plants. At the commercial scale, these plants are faced with a major limitation, which is high mortality in transferring of micro- propagated plantlets from the laboratory to the environment. This study mainly focused on examining an effective hardening system and substrate for L. thwaitesii and A.nana. Six weeks aged uniform samples of in-vitro rooted L. thwaitesii and A. nana plantlets were hardened by three different substrates; coconut husk, clay bricks shards and river gravels and three different hardening systems; aquaponic, hydroponic and pot. The performance of plantlets in each substrates was measured using survival and growth parameters such as length of roots, shoots and leaves, wet weight of plantlets, during seven weeks of the hardening period. The collected data were subjected to multivariate analysis at P < 0.05 level. According to the results, systems were significantly affecting on growth performance of L. thwaitesii and A. nana. Highest average values for L. thwaitesii; leaf length (17.7311.11), shoot length (33.87+1.31), root length (73.9712.94) and wet weight (0.5510.03). Highest average values of A. nana; leaf length (23.5411.42), shoot length (35.0111.14). These values were recorded from the aquaponic system. Root length (85.4414.23) and wet weight (0.8510.49) of A. nana were recorded in hydroponic system. The 100%' survival was obtained for both species in aquaponic system. Highest growth performance of L. thwaitesii was given in coconut husk and bricks' shards. All the mentionedithree substrates are suitable for hardening of A. nana. The most suitable hardening system for these two species is the Tilapia based aquaponic system. This novel trend in integrated aquaculture system is useful to overcome the practical hardening problems in micro-propagation of L. thwaitesii and A. nana plants, as a valuable asset for ornamental aquatic plant industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/AQT/13/0018
dc.subject Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme ( AQT) en_US
dc.title Determination of Suitable Hardening System and Substrate for Micropropagated Anubias Nana and Lagenendra Thwaitesii Species en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – AQT 2013 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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