A continental-scale study of seed lifespan in experimental storage examining seed, plant, and environmental traits associated with longevity

@article{Merritt2014ACS,
  title={A continental-scale study of seed lifespan in experimental storage examining seed, plant, and environmental traits associated with longevity},
  author={David J Merritt and Amelia J. Martyn and Phillip J. Ainsley and Renee E. Young and Leahwyn U. Seed and Michael Thorpe and Fiona R. Hay and Lucy Elizabeth Commander and Nancy Shackelford and Catherine A Offord and Kingsley W. Dixon and Robin J. Probert},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={1081-1104}
}
Management of seed banks conserving the biodiversity of phylogenetically diverse species requires insight into seed longevity. This study determined the seed longevity of 172 species sourced from across the mega-diverse flora of the Australia continent. Seeds were aged via a controlled ageing experiment through storage at 45 °C and 60 % RH, or 60 °C and 60 % RH, and regularly tested for germination. Relative seed longevity between species was determined by comparing the time to 50 % viability… CONTINUE READING
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