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Environmental regulation of dormancy loss in seeds of Lomatium dissectum (Apiaceae)Author(s): Melissa Scholten; Jacklyn Donahue; Nancy L. Shaw; Marcelo D. Serpe
Source: Annals of Botany 103: 1091-1101.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionLomatium dissectum (Apiaceae) is a perennial, herbaceous plant of wide distribution in Western North America. At the time of dispersal, L. dissectum seeds are dormant and have under-developed embryos. The aims of this work were to determine the requirements for dormancy break and germination, to characterize the type of seed dormancy, and to determine the effect of dehydration after embryo growth on seed viability and secondary dormancy.
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CitationScholten, Melissa; Donahue, Jacklyn; Shaw, Nancy L.; Serpe, Marcelo D. 2009. Environmental regulation of dormancy loss in seeds of Lomatium dissectum (Apiaceae). Annals of Botany 103: 1091-1101.
KeywordsApiaceae, cold stratification, Lomatium dissectum, morphophysiological dormancy, secondary dormancy, seed germination
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