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Volume 2014, Article ID 170418, 9 pages
Research Article

Effects of Salinity, Temperature, and Polyethylene Glycol on the Seed Germination of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

1Institute of Grassland Science, Key Laboratory of Vegetation Ecology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
2Biology Department, Tonghua Normal University, Tonghua 134002, China
3College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
4Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin 130102, China
5College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, China
6Educational Institute of Jilin Province, Jilin 130022, China
7Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yantai 264003, China
8College of Environment and Resources, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116600, China

Received 7 August 2014; Revised 2 December 2014; Accepted 4 December 2014; Published 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: Ramanikumar Sarkar

Copyright © 2014 Zhihui Luan et al. 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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