Seeds, Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination

Collection Location Perpustakaan Kebun Raya Purwodadi
Call Number 631.53.02 bas s
ISBN/ISSN 0-12-080260-0
Author(s) Carol C. Baskin
Jerry M. Baskin
Subject(s) Seeds
Seed ecology
Seed biogeography, evolution
Classification 631.53.02
Series Title
GMD Text
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Publishing Year 1998
Publishing Place Oxford
Collation xiv + 666 hal
Abstract/Notes Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination differs from all other books on seed germination. It is an all-encompassing volume that provides a working hypothesis of the ecological and environmental conditions under which various kinds of seed dormancy have developed. It also presents information on the seed germination of more than 3500 species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous species, making this a valuable reference for anyone studying germination.
This book delivers information on characteristics of each type of seed dormancy, how each type of dormancy is broken in nature, and what environmental conditions are required for germination after dormancy is broken. It explains how studies should be done to distinguish persistent from transient seed banks, and covers which species should be controlled, propagated, and conserved. Seeds gives the reader insight and guidelines for doing ecologically meaningful studies on the biogeography and evolution of seed dormancy and germination in order to better understand plant reproductive strategies, life history traits, adaptations to habitats, and physiological processes.
Evolutionary/phylogenetic origins and relationships of various kinds of seed dormancy
A world biogeographical perspective on seed dormancy and germination
Ecophysiology of seeds with each type of dormancy
Critical evaluation of methodology used in soil seed bank studies
Germination ecology of plants with specialized habitat and life cycle types
Genetic and maternal preconditioning effects on seed dormancy and germination
Guidelines for doing ecologically-meaningful germination studiesx
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