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To germinate or not to germinate: more than just a question of dormancy

  • Ken Thompson (a1) and Mark K.J. Ooi (a1)

Consider the following four quotations concerning the distinction between breaking dormancy and stimulating germination.

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Baskin, C.C. and Baskin, J.M. (1998) Seeds: ecology, biogeography and evolution of dormancy and germination. San Diego, Academic Press.
Harper, J.L. (1959) The ecological significance of dormancy. pp. 415420in Proceedings of the IV International Congress of Crop Protection, Hamburg.
Harper, J.L. (1977) Population biology of plants. London, Academic Press, pp. 6182.
Merritt, D.J., Turner, S.R., Clarke, S. and Dixon, K.W. (2007) Seed dormancy and germination stimulation syndromes for Australian temperate species. Australian Journal of Botany 55, 336344.
Penfield, S. and King, J. (2009) Towards a systems biology approach to understanding seed dormancy and germination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276, 35613569.
Probert, R.J. and Brenchley, J.L. (1999) The effect of environmental factors on field and laboratory germination in a population of Zostera marina L. from southern England. Seed Science Research 9, 331339.
Skordilis, A. and Thanos, C.A. (1995) Seed stratification and germination strategy in the Mediterranean pines Pinus brutia and Pinus halepensis. Seed Science Research 5, 151160.
Vleeshouwers, L.M., Bouwmeester, H.J. and Karssen, C.M. (1995) Redefining seed dormancy: an attempt to integrate physiology and ecology. Journal of Ecology 83, 10311037.
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Seed Science Research
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