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Conservation Biology

Pazmiño Araujo, Gabriela Alejandra [1], Jimenez Balarezo, Cinthya Gabriela [2], Mariño Robalino, Lissette Marianela [3], Segovia, Claudia [4].

Seed morphology of nine Andean species of Cayambe-Coca National Park in Ecuador (Asteraceae and Caprifoliaceae).

Ecuador has an exceptional plants biodiversity with many applications for humans. Their study is important because basic features of Andean seed biology and germination for many species are still unknown and these species are critical for high altitude Andean ecosystems rehabilitation. By analyzing important aspects of seed biology, we will contribute with important reforestation and restauration programs but also establish the foundation for commercial enterprises such as plant nurseries, botanical gardens, and their ex-situ culture for commercial purposes.

This poster summarizes preliminary morphology results of seeds belonging to two Andean families (Asteraceae and Caprifoliaceae) of Cayambe Coca National Park from Ecuador. Some of the parameters studied are size, weight, color, shape and texture. These results allow us to know the seeds propagation processes and are a tool for the taxonomic differentiation of species. In addition, these results will be a baseline for the establishment of a seed bank for barcoded plant species from high-altitude natural systems (the HANS-BANK) that acts as a reservoir for germination experiments and preservation of genetic diversity.

Germination processes studies will continue with 30 key species to evaluate biological seed dynamics (e.g. time, temperature and variability of germination) and their success potential for practical reforestation and restoration programs.

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1 - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPE, Pichincha,Conocoto, Julio Moreno&Juan Montalvo, Conjunto Altos de la M, Quito, Pichincha, EC171103, Ecuador
2 - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPE, Pichincha, San Carlos, Florencio Espinoza& Luis Robalino, Quito, Pichincha, EC171103, Ecuador
3 - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPE, Pichincha,Rumiñahui,Inchalillo, conjunto Inchalillo Garden ´s, calle Chimbo e Inés Gangotena , casa 5A, Conjunto Inchalillo Garden ´s, casa 5A, Sangolquí, Pichincha, EC171103, Ecuador
4 - Universidad De Las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPE, Departamento De Ciencias De La VIda, Av. General Ruminahui S/N Y Paseo Sta Clara, Rio Titutini S5-110 Y Rio Corrientes, Sangolqui, P, 17-12-85, Ecuador

seed anatomy
Seed bank.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P1, Conservation Biology Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Monday, July 19th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM(EDT)
Number: P1CB011
Abstract ID:678
Candidate for Awards:None

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