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Seed germination and dormancy in eastern gamagrass

Author(s): T. L. Springer, C. L. Dewald and G. E. Aiken

Month: Nov-Dec
Year: 2001

Journal: Crop Science
Volume: 41
Issue: 6
Pages: 1906-1910

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass),


Evaluates the role of the weight distribution of the caryopsis and the role of the copulate fruit case in seed dormancy of Tripsacum dactyloides. Caryopsis weight significantly affected germination, and an artificial band (mimicking the fruit case) decreased germination. Results indicate that seed dormancy is likely mechanical for the cultivars evaluated.

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T. L. Springer, C. L. Dewald and G. E. Aiken. "Seed germination and dormancy in eastern gamagrass." Crop Science 41.6 (2001): 1906-1910.

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ISSN: 0011-183X
DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2001.1906

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