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Dormancy release, ABA and pre-harvest sprouting

Gubler, Frank; Millar, Anthony; Jacobsen, J; Jacobsen, John

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Seed dormancy is an adaptive trait that enables the seeds of many species to remain quiescent until conditions become favorable for germination. Dormancy is normally initiated during seed maturation and maintained to seed maturity. In mature seeds, the loss of dormancy may be gradual (after-ripening) or can be terminated by chilling and other environmental triggers. Dormancy is an important trait for many important crop species: it inhibits pre-harvest spouting or vivipary, a widespread problem...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103762
Source: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2005.01.011

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