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Seeds : ecology, biogeography, and evolution of dormancy and germination / Carol C. Baskin, Jerry M. Baskin.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, c1998.ISBN:
  • 0120802600
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 575.68 21
LOC classification:
  • QK661
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Ecologically Meaningful Germination Studies -- 3. Types of Seed Dormancy -- 4. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Nondeep Physiological Dormancy -- 5. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Morphophysiological Dormancy -- 6. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Physical Dormancy -- 7. Germination Ecology of Seeds in the Persistent Seed Bank -- 8. Causes of Within-Species Variations in Seed Dormancy and Germination Characteristics -- 9. A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Tropical and Subtropical Zones -- 10. A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones -- 11. Germination Ecology of Plants with Specialized Life Cycles and/or Habitats -- 12. Biogeographical and Evolutionary Aspects of Seed Dormancy.
Summary: This book about seeds focuses upon their two most important functions - dormancy and germination. The topics 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. Ecologists, plant scientists, agriculturists, foresters - indeed, anyone interested in plants and their life cycles will want to add this title to his or her library.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Ecologically Meaningful Germination Studies -- 3. Types of Seed Dormancy -- 4. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Nondeep Physiological Dormancy -- 5. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Morphophysiological Dormancy -- 6. Germination Ecology of Seeds with Physical Dormancy -- 7. Germination Ecology of Seeds in the Persistent Seed Bank -- 8. Causes of Within-Species Variations in Seed Dormancy and Germination Characteristics -- 9. A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Tropical and Subtropical Zones -- 10. A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones -- 11. Germination Ecology of Plants with Specialized Life Cycles and/or Habitats -- 12. Biogeographical and Evolutionary Aspects of Seed Dormancy.

This book about seeds focuses upon their two most important functions - dormancy and germination. The topics 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. Ecologists, plant scientists, agriculturists, foresters - indeed, anyone interested in plants and their life cycles will want to add this title to his or her library.