Seed dormancy mechanisms in warm season grass species

Adkins, SW, Bellairs, SM and Loch, DS (2002) Seed dormancy mechanisms in warm season grass species. Euphytica, 126 1: 13-20. doi:10.1023/A:1019623706427

Author Adkins, SW
Bellairs, SM
Loch, DS
Title Seed dormancy mechanisms in warm season grass species
Journal name Euphytica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-2336
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1019623706427
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 126
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 20
Total pages 8
Editor E. Jacobson
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
270402 Plant Physiology
771007 Rehabilitation of degraded mining lands
Abstract Available evidence suggests that there are at least two locations for dormancy mechanisms in primary dormant seeds: mechanisms based within the embryo covering structures, and mechanisms based within the embryo. Mechanisms within the covering structures may involve mechanical, permeability and chemical barriers to germination. Mechanisms within the embryo may involve the expression of certain genes, levels of certain plant growth regulators, the activity of important respiratory pathways or the mobilisation and utilisation of food reserves. In addition, some embryos may be too immature to germinate immediately and must undergo a further growth phase before germination is possible. An individual species could have one or several of these various dormancy mechanisms and these mechanisms need to be understood when selecting treatments to overcome dormancy. The way in which certain dormancy breaking agents are thought to work is discussed and practical applications of such agents in field situations are explained.
Keyword Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Plant-derived Smoke
Nitrogenous Compounds
Q-Index Code C1

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