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Environmental regulation of dormancy loss in seeds of Lomatium dissectum (Apiaceae)

Posted date: May 11, 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Authors: Scholten, Melissa; Donahue, Jacklyn; Shaw, Nancy L.; Serpe, Marcelo D.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Annals of Botany 103: 1091-1101.

Abstract

Lomatium 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.

Citation

Scholten, 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.