Pentane flotation for separating full and empty longleaf pine seeds

  • Authors: McLemore, B. F.
  • Publication Year: 1965
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Forest Science


Full and empty seeds of Pinus paluslris Mill. can be separated with high precision by flotation in n-pentane, which is not harmful to viability. While this me thod is probably best suited for small lots of seed, it can also be used for large ones.

  • Citation: McLemore, B. F. 1965. Pentane flotation for separating full and empty longleaf pine seeds . Forest Science. 11(2):242-243.
  • Posted Date: March 17, 2022
  • Modified Date: March 17, 2022
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