publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

Seed dormancy and the control of germination

Gerhard Leubner-Metzger; William E. Finch-Savage;
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  • Published: 14 Jul 2006
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Seed dormancy is an innate seed property that defines the environmental conditions in which the seed is able to germinate. It is determined by genetics with a substantial environmental influence which is mediated, at least in part, by the plant hormones abscisic acid and gibberellins. Not only is the dormancy status influenced by the seed maturation environment, it is also continuously changing with time following shedding in a manner determined by the ambient environment. As dormancy is present throughout the higher plants in all major climatic regions, adaptation has resulted in divergent responses to the environment. Through this adaptation, germination is ti...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Plant Science, Physiology, Biology, Botany, Seed dormancy, Dormancy, Germination, Abscisic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Gibberellin
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