Document


Title

To germinate or not to germinate: more than just a question of dormancy
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): K. Thompson; M. K.J. Ooi
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • disturbance
  • dormancy
  • germination
  • germination
  • light
  • light
  • nitrate
  • nitrate
  • seed dormancy
  • seed germination
  • smoke effects
  • soil management
  • temperature
  • temperature
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 49182
Tall Timbers Record Number: 25499
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: Not in File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'Only if the seed experiences an appropriate cue that informs it of a favourable current environment while (relatively) non-dormant will germination occur. Light confirms there has been some disturbance that has brought a buried seed to the surface, smoke that there has been a fire, alternating temperatures and/or increased nitrate concentration that covering vegetation has been removed.'

Citation:
Thompson, K., and M. K. J. Ooi. 2010. To germinate or not to germinate: more than just a question of dormancy. Seed Science Research, v. 20, no. 4, p. 209-211. 10.1017/S0960258510000267.