Description

Seeds are one of nature's great inventions. Seeds allow for conception to take place when times are favorable. They help ensure that there are necessary stored materials for early growth and development of the next generation of plants, and they allow the next generation to wait in a form of suspended animation until conditions are once again favorable. This book focuses upon the two most important functions of seeds--dormancy and germination. The topics 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.

Details

No. of pages:
666
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080540863
eBook ISBN:
9780080574196
Print ISBN:
9780120802609
Print ISBN:
9780120802630

About the authors

Carol Baskin

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.

Carol Baskin

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.

Jerry Baskin

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.

Jerry Baskin

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.