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Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and, Evolution of Dormancy and Germination
Introduction. Ecologically Meaningful Germination Studies. Types of Seed Dormancy. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Nondeep Physiological Dormancy. Germination Ecology of Seeds withExpand
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A classification system for seed dormancy
The proposal is made that seed scientists need an internationally acceptable hierarchical system of classification for seed dormancy. Further, we suggest that a modified version of the scheme of theExpand
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Taxonomy, anatomy and evolution of physical dormancy in seeds
Physical dormancy (PY) is caused by a water-impermeable seed or fruit coat. It is known, or highly suspected, to occur in nine orders and 15 families of angiosperms (sensuAngiosperm Phylogeny GroupExpand
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Germination phenology data have been collected from 75 winter annuals, 49 summer annuals, 28 monocarpic perennials, and 122 polycarpic perennials, and experimental investigations of dormancy breakingExpand
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Ecological aspects of seed desiccation sensitivity
Summary 1 The ability of seeds to survive desiccation is an important functional trait and is an integral part of plant regeneration ecology. Despite this, the topic has received relatively littleExpand
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The Annual Dormancy Cycle in Buried Weed Seeds: A Continuum
The classic studies of Brenchley and Warington (1930) and numerous other investigations have demonstrated that large reserves (pools) of weed seeds accumulate in arable soils. Work reviewed by KropadExpand
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The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants.
Seed dormancy, by controlling the timing of germination, can strongly affect plant survival. The kind of seed dormancy, therefore, can influence both population and species-level processes such asExpand
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Germination of dimorphic seeds of the desert annual halophyte Suaeda aralocaspica (Chenopodiaceae), a C4 plant without Kranz anatomy.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Suaeda aralocaspica is a C4 summer annual halophyte without Kranz anatomy that is restricted to the deserts of central Asia. It produces two distinct types of seeds that differ inExpand
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