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Secondary seed dormancy in Coreopsis lanceolata

Author(s): S. J. Banovetz and S. M. Scheiner

Month: Jan
Year: 1994

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 131
Issue: 1
Pages: 75-83

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

Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis),


Examines factors controlling germination in Coreopsis lanceolata. Germination was greatest at 15 and 25 C and 12 h light/dark cycles. Storing seeds at -10C did not affect germination; however, seeds subjected to 5C entered a secondary dormancy that could not be broken by warmer temperatures, freezing temperatures, or light/dark cycles.

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S. J. Banovetz and S. M. Scheiner. "Secondary seed dormancy in Coreopsis lanceolata." American Midland Naturalist 131.1 (1994): 75-83.

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