Molecular mechanisms of seed dormancy.

  title={Molecular mechanisms of seed dormancy.},
  author={Kai Graeber and Kazumi Nakabayashi and Emma Miatton and Gerhard Leubner-Metzger and Wim J. J. Soppe},
  journal={Plant, cell & environment},
  volume={35 10},
Seed dormancy is an important component of plant fitness that causes a delay of germination until the arrival of a favourable growth season. Dormancy is a complex trait that is determined by genetic factors with a substantial environmental influence. Several of the tissues comprising a seed contribute to its final dormancy level. The roles of the plant hormones abscisic acid and gibberellin in the regulation of dormancy and germination have long been recognized. The last decade saw the… CONTINUE READING
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