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  1. Vol. 57 No. 4, p. 373-376
     
    Received: Jan 22, 1965


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doi:10.2134/agronj1965.00021962005700040019x

Some Effects of Water Temperature on the Growth and Development of Rice Seedlings1

  1. Walter Herath and
  2. Douglas P. Ormrod2

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Synopsis

Generally, shoot lengths and weights, root lengths and weights, leaf lamina and sheath lengths, and stomata number were greater at higher temperatures. Stomata were larger and utilization of seed reserves was slower at lower temperatures. Whether plants were flooded or not flooded, or whether continuous or changing temperatures were used, plants grew better at higher temperatures than lower temperatures. California varieties generally grew more rapidly than Texas varieties at all temperatures.

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