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Seed germination and dormancy in eastern gamagrass
Author(s): T. L. Springer, C. L. Dewald and G. E. Aiken
Journal: Crop Science
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationT. L. Springer, C. L. Dewald and G. E. Aiken. "Seed germination and dormancy in eastern gamagrass." Crop Science 41.6 (2001): 1906-1910.