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Record number 432386
Title Seed dormancy and germination
Author(s) Bentsink, L.; Koornneef, M.
Source The Arabidopsis book 6 (2008). - ISSN 1543-8120 - 18 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1199/tab.0050
Department(s) Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Laboratory of Genetics
EPS-3
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Abstract Seed dormancy allows seeds to overcome periods that are unfavourable for seedling established and is therefore important for plant ecology and agriculture. Several processes are known to be involved in the induction of dormancy and in the switch from the dormant to the germinating state. The role of plant hormones, the different tissues and genes involved, including newly identified genes in dormancy and germination are described in this chapter, as well as the use transcriptome, proteome and metabolome analyses to study these mechanistically not well understood processes.
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