Natural variation for seed longevity and seed dormancy are negatively correlated in Arabidopsis.

@article{Nguyen2012NaturalVF,
  title={Natural variation for seed longevity and seed dormancy are negatively correlated in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Thu-Phuong Nguyen and Paul L. C. Keizer and Fred van Eeuwijk and Sjef Cm Smeekens and Le{\'o}nie Bentsink},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={160 4},
  pages={
          2083-92
        }
}
Dormancy is a state of metabolic arrest that facilitates the survival of organisms during environmental conditions incompatible with their regular course of life. Many organisms have deep dormant stages to promote an extended life span (increased longevity). In contrast, plants have seed dormancy and seed longevity described as two traits. Seed dormancy is defined as a temporary failure of a viable seed to germinate in conditions that favor germination, whereas seed longevity is defined as seed… CONTINUE READING

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