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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 128105, 9 pages
Research Article

Effect of Storage Conditions and Storage Periods on Seed Germination in Eleven Populations of Swertia chirayita: A Critically Endangered Medicinal Herb in Himalaya

Biodiversity Conservation and Management, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Sikkim Unit (Pangthang), P.O. Box 40, Gangtok, Sikkim 737 101, India

Received 30 October 2011; Accepted 14 December 2011

Academic Editors: M. Khan, S. Kikuchi, and W. Ramakrishna

Copyright © 2012 Bharat K. Pradhan and Hemant K. Badola. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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