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Determination of Five Mineral Element Contents in Pollen Grains of Different Seedling Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Male Trees Grown in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt

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This experiment was conducted to found the connection between sensible male pollinators and the content from mineral element (Zinc, Irion, Manganese, Cupper and Magnesium) in pollen grain of fifty seedling date palm male and compared it with the best selective five seedling date palm males (number 2, 10, 29, 40, 46) are appropriate and promising males for to be utilized in pollinating female date palms and mistreatment in breeding programs in previous study. Results found variations among the categories of pollen and elements. The highest concentration of zinc was found in males' number (2, 10, 40 and 46) which recorded 127,102, 115 and 122 μg/g dry weight respectively as compared to the other male trees. Also the highest concentration of iron was found in male number (40) which recorded 222 μg/g dry weight as compared to the other male trees. Moreover, notes from result excellence male number (10) in manganese concentration which recorded 202 μg/g dry weight as compared to the other male trees. In this concern, pollen grain of date palm male trees contained also, high concentrations of copper and magnesium the concentration ranging from 10 to 30 and 1320 to 1985 μg/g dry weight for copper and magnesium respectively. The best result for copper and magnesium which obtained from the selective male number (46) which recorded 30 and 1985 μg/g dry weight for copper and magnesium respectively as compared to the other male trees. From all the results we can conclude that the date palm pollen grain was as rich source of important minerals, so its suitability as a regular component in plant and human diet.


Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research (Volume 7)
S. A. S. El-Yazal and S. A. Seif El-Yazal, "Determination of Five Mineral Element Contents in Pollen Grains of Different Seedling Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Male Trees Grown in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt", Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research, Vol. 7, pp. 16-25, 2019
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August 2019

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