Can Germination Requirements Predict Tolerance to Extreme Weather ? — An Assessment for Heirloom Maize from the P ' urhépecha Plateau

@inproceedings{OrozcoMartnez2018CanGR,
  title={Can Germination Requirements Predict Tolerance to Extreme Weather ? — An Assessment for Heirloom Maize from the P ' urh{\'e}pecha Plateau},
  author={Rodrigo Orozco-Mart{\'i}nez and Erick de la Barrera},
  year={2018}
}
The temperature and water potential requirements for seed germination were determined for five heirloom maizes from three different agroclimatological regions from the P'urhépecha community of San Francisco Pichátaro, Michoacán, Mexico. Germination experiments were conducted in environmental controled chambers exposing seeds to day/night air temperatures (12 h photoperiod) of 15/5, 20/10, or 35/25oC, and to water potentials of 0, –0.01, –0.05, –0.1, or –0.5 MPa, which were created with aqueous… CONTINUE READING