Insect silk: one name, many materials.
- T. Sutherland, James H. Young, Sarah Weisman, C. Hayashi, D. Merritt
- Biology, MedicineAnnual Review of Entomology
On the basis of silk gland type, silk protein molecular structure, and the phylogenetic relationship of silk-producing species, this work grouped insect silks into 23 distinct categories, each likely to represent an independent evolutionary event.
Seed dormancy and germination stimulation syndromes for Australian temperate species
D diagrammatic models of germination timing, dormancy syndromes and propagation strategies for temperate Australian species are presented as working hypotheses to help direct future research.
Restoration Seed Banks—A Matter of Scale
Although seed banks have emerged as a tool to protect wild plant species, off-site (ex situ) conservation measures at seed banks must be complementary to “on the ground” management at the conservation site.
Synthesis and properties of crosslinked recombinant pro-resilin
The cloning and expression of the first exon of the Drosophila CG15920 gene as a soluble protein in Escherichia coli is reported and it is shown that this recombinant protein can be cast into a rubber-like biomaterial by rapid photochemical crosslinking.
Seed germination of agricultural weeds is promoted by the butenolide 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one under laboratory and field conditions
Experiments using B. tournefortii seeds collected from several locations across Western Australia and in different growing seasons found that these factors significantly influence the butenolide response, implying a role of the maternal environment in seed germination/dormancy characteristics.
Influence of Polymer Seed Coatings, Soil Raking, and Time of Sowing on Seedling Performance in Post‐Mining Restoration
This study represents part of a broader investigation into novel seed broadcasting methodologies as a means to optimize rehabilitation techniques following sand mining. Specifically, the study…
Seed Coating: Science or Marketing Spin?
Dormancy release in Australian fire ephemeral seeds during burial increases germination response to smoke water or heat
- K. Baker, K. Steadman, J. Plummer, D. Merritt, K. Dixon
- Environmental ScienceSeed Science Research
- 1 December 2005
Fire ephemerals are short-lived plants that primarily germinate after fire. Fresh and laboratory-stored seeds are difficult to germinate ex situ, even in response to fire-related cues such as heat…
Karrikins: A new family of plant growth regulators in smoke
Benzoic acid may act as the functional group in salicylic acid and derivatives in the induction of multiple stress tolerance in plants
- T. Senaratna, D. Merritt, K. Dixon, E. Bunn, D. Touchell, K. Sivasithamparam
- ChemistryPlant growth regulation (Print)
Benzoic acid is effective at lower concentrations than salicylic acid or its derivatives and is the most likely basic functional molecular structure imparting stress tolerance in plants.