Seed germination and dormancy

Turner, Shane and Merritt, David (2009). Seed germination and dormancy. In C. A. Offord and P. F. Meagher (Ed.), Plant germplasm conservation in Australia: Strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections 2nd ed. (pp. x-x) Canberra A.C.T. Australia: Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

Author Turner, Shane
Merritt, David
Title of chapter Seed germination and dormancy
Title of book Plant germplasm conservation in Australia: Strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections
Place of Publication Canberra A.C.T. Australia
Publisher Australian Network for Plant Conservation
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Other
Year available 2009
Edition 2nd
Editor C. A. Offord
P. F. Meagher
Chapter number 5
Start page x
End page x
Total pages x
Total chapters 8
Language eng
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
0599 Other Environmental Sciences
0501 Ecological Applications
Abstract/Summary Strategies to conserve Australia’s unique native plant heritage depend on understanding how plant species function. The collection, storage and study of plant germplasm – whether as seed, tissue samples, frozen samples, or whole plants – helps us gain this knowledge. It provides research material to unlock the secrets of seed dormancy in the lab and in the wild; it allows us to establish new wild populations of threatened species with the best chance of success; and it provides an ‘insurance policy’ of genetically representative samples, to guard against the risk of extinction and the new threat of rapid climate change. Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia includes the latest advances in ex situ germplasm conservation. Written by many of Australia’s foremost experts, they place the conservation of this country’s unique and varied plant life in a national and international context, outline the key conservation treaties and strategies and provide a practical knowledge-kit for programs requiring germplasm collection, storage, research and utilisation. Content is relevant for both long-term conservation storage and short-term revegetation seed banking.
Keyword Australia
Native vegetation
Plant species
Seed dormancy
Seed germination
Conservation
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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