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A Comparative Study of the Effects of Fluctuations in Temperature and Moisture Supply on Hard Coat Dormancy in Seeds of Coastal Tropical Legumes in Mexico

Author(s): P. Moreno-Casasola, J. P. Grime and M. L. Martinez

Month: Feb
Year: 1994

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Tropical Ecology
Volume: 10
Pages: 67-86

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

Species Referenced: Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache),

Abstract

Studies the effects of temperature fluctuations and moisture on the germination of legume seeds with physical dormancy, including Acacia farnesiana. Temperature fluctuations greater than 20 C increased germination in most species. Applying wet/dry cycles to some seeds lowered the amplitude of temperature fluctuation need to break dormancy.

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P. Moreno-Casasola, J. P. Grime and M. L. Martinez. "A Comparative Study of the Effects of Fluctuations in Temperature and Moisture Supply on Hard Coat Dormancy in Seeds of Coastal Tropical Legumes in Mexico." Journal of Tropical Ecology 10 (1994): 67-86.

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