African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of different media on the transplantation of Huperzia serrata (Thunb.) Trev.

Rishuang Bao1, Peipei Yin1, Jiakun Dai2, Bin Guo1* and Yahui Wei1    
1Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China (Northwest University), Ministry of Education, College of Life Science, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069, P.R. China. 2Institute of Enzyme Engineering, Shaanxi Academy of Sciences, Xi'an  710600, P.R. China.    
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 April 2012
  •  Published: 26 May 2012


Wild Huperzia serrata was transplanted to moss, sand, corrosion soil, experimental garden soil, vermiculite mixed with perlite (1:1), and corrosion soil mixed with garden soil (1:1). The highest survival rate (90.0%) was observed in the moss medium, the second highest rate (53.3%) was detected in corrosion soil medium, and the lowest rate was found in garden soil medium. The physiological indices of H. serrata in response to the six media were also determined. The dry/wet ratio of H. serrata was inversely correlated with the survival rate across the different media, whereas the chlorophyll content and root activity of the species were positively correlated with it. The findings suggest that moss is the optimal medium for the transplantation of H. serrata.


Key wordsHuperzia serrata, media, transplantation.