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Seeds : Ecology, Biogeography, And, Evolution of Dormancy and Germination - Carol C. Baskin

Seeds

Ecology, Biogeography, And, Evolution of Dormancy and Germination

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Published: 31st October 2000
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This book about seeds focuses upon their two most important functions - dormancy and germination. The topics to be covered include the types of dormancy, theories of the relationship between dormancy and germination, the timing of germination, the various factors that control germination, and the general aspects of germination in different sorts of habitats.
* Provides information on over 3500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants
* * Gives guidelines for doing ecologically meaningful germination studies

..". an important reference source and may be recommended to anyone interested in any aspect of seed biology."
--P. Mraz for THAIZIA JOURNAL OF BOTANY (2002)

Preface
Introduction
Ecologically Meaningful Germination Studies
Types of Seed Dormancy
Germination Ecology of Seeds with Nondeep Physiological Dormancy
Germination Ecology of Seeds with Morphophysiological Dormancy
Germination Ecology of Seeds with Physical Dormancy
Germination Ecology of Seeds in the Persistent Seed Bank
Causes of Within-Species Variations in Seed Dormancy and Germination Characteristics
A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Tropical and Subtropical Zones
A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones
Germination Ecology of Plants with Specialized Life Cycles and/or Habitats
Biogeographical and Evolutionary Aspects of Seed Dormancy
Subject Index
Taxonomic Index
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ISBN: 9780120802630
ISBN-10: 0120802635
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 666
Published: 31st October 2000
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.99 x 21.01  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 1.51
Edition Type: New edition