• A.K. Fazlul Hoque Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Imam Hossain Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Sharif Hasan Limon Limon Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Md. Khairuzzaman Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh




Aegiceras corniculatum, salt tolerance, mangrove, germination, seedling growth


Aegiceras corniculatum is an important mangrove in the old world, as well as in Bangladesh. The species is considered suitable for rehabilitating degraded mangrove, and has potential for apiculture and wastewater treatment. As salinity is a critical factor for the development of mangroves, salt (NaCl) tolerance of the species was investigated in hydroponic culture. This reveled that salinity had significantly negative impact on the germination of A. corniculatum propagules (p=0.00) but not on the seedling growth (p>0.05). However, lower salinities appeared to enhance seedling growth.



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How to Cite

A. F. . Hoque, I. Hossain, S. H. L. . Limon, and M. . Khairuzzaman, “EFFECT OF SALINITY ON GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH OF AEGICERAS CORNICULATUM (L.) BLANCO”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 141–146, Nov. 2006.

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