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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Tropical Ecology
Article Topic(s): Seed storage,Germination,Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Field
Species Referenced: Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache),
AbstractStudies 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.
Suggested CitationP. 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.