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Seed Dormancy and Germination

Edited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Seed dormancy and germination are critical processes for the development of plants. Seed dormancy allows seeds to overcome harsh periods of seedling establishment, and is also important for plant agriculture and crop yield. Several processes are involved in the induction of dormancy and in the shift from the dormant to the germinating state, and hormones and regulatory genetic networks are among the critical factors driving these complex processes. Germination can be prevented by different factors leading to seed dormancy, which is highly dependent on environmental cues. During and after germination, early seedling growth is sustained by catabolism of stored reserves (proteins, lipids, or starch) accumulated during seed maturation, supporting cell morphogenesis, chloroplast development, and root growth until photo-auxotrophic growth can be resumed.

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Seed Dormancy and GerminationEdited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Published: January 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77864

ISBN: 978-1-78984-861-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-860-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-454-8

Copyright year: 2020

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3612 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Analysis of the Effect of Scarification Process on Papaya (Carica papaya Lin.) Seeds Germination

By Sergio Rodríguez, Iramis Vargas, Asterio Hijuelo, Frederique Loumeto, Juan J. Silva, Jorge Pérez, Quirino Arias, Yanexis Fonseca, Yarisbel Gómez, Michel Baldoquín and Daliannis Oliva


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2. Weed Seed Dormancy: The Ecophysiology and Survival Strategies

By Jamal R. Qasem


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3. Artificial Intelligence Tools to Better Understand Seed Dormancy and Germination

By Manuel Ayuso, Mariana Landín, Pedro Pablo Gallego and Mª Esther Barreal


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4. Programmed Cell Death in Seeds: An Adaptive Mechanism Required for Life

By Angel J. Matilla


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5. Adaptation of Halophytes to Different Habitats

By Milagros Bueno González


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6. Assessment of Seed Quality and Germination Response in the Species of the Genus Polylepis

By Cecilia Vega Krstulovic, Jorge Quezada Portugal, Paola Rocabado Koya, Gabriela Villegas Alvarado and Juan Carlos Bermejo Franco


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7. Phytotoxicity of Plantago major Extracts on Germination and Seedling Growth of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

By Ahmed F. Al-obaidi


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