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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Use of confocal microscopy to relate germination vigour to embryo morphology of dormant and non-dormant purpletop (Tridens flavus)

Author(s): M. W. Olszewski, W. G. Pill, D. A. Scheiblin and K. J. Czymmek

Year: 2009

Journal: Seed Science and Technology
Journal Link: http://www.seedtest.org/en/content---1--1084.html
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Pages: 52-58

Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Tridens flavus (Purpletop tridens),

Abstract

Summarizes a new method to evaluate the seed vigor of Tridens flavus. The method uses high resolution confocal images of the seed embryo in dormant and non-dormant caryopses (grains). Differences in the radicle and axis sizes between dormant and non-dormant seeds may be useful criteria for establishing seed vigor.

Suggested Citation

M. W. Olszewski, W. G. Pill, D. A. Scheiblin and K. J. Czymmek. "Use of confocal microscopy to relate germination vigour to embryo morphology of dormant and non-dormant purpletop (Tridens flavus)." Seed Science and Technology 37.1 (2009): 52-58.

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ISSN: 0251-0952

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