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Germination behavior is one of the earliest phenotypes expressed by plants. This fact has several consequences for the evolution… Expand The transition between dormancy and germination represents a critical stage in the life cycle of higher plants and is an… Expand Seed dormancy is an innate seed property that defines the environmental conditions in which the seed is able to germinate. It is… Expand In the last two centuries, papers have been published including measurements of the germination process. High diversity of… Expand In order to determine the relative importance of ionic toxicity versus the osmotic component of salt stress on germination in… Expand How large numbers of competing plant species manage to coexist is a major unresolved question in community ecology. The classical… Expand Seed dormancy and germination are complex adaptive traits of higher plants that are influenced by a large number of genes and… Expand The testa of higher plant seeds protects the embryo against adverse environmental conditions. Its role is assumed mainly by… Expand Seeds are a vital component of the world’s diet. Cereal grains alone, which comprise -90% of all cultivated seeds, contribute up… Expand A crystalline germination stimulant (trivial name strigol) for the rootparasite, witchweed (Striga lutea Lour.), has been… Expand