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Seed Dormancy in Sugar Maple

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Sugar maple seeds were soaked in water or exposed to water vapor under aerobic or anaerobic conditions and subsequently germinated. In general, the anaerobic treatments stimulated germination. The effects of seed covering structures on the diffusion of leachable materials out of sugar maple seeds was also tested. Immersion in water and exposure to water vapor both stimulated germination. This enhancement was attributed to the quasi-anaerobic conditions during imbibition and the leaching of inhibitors. Forest Sci. 25:307-311.

Keywords: Acer saccharum; anaerobic environment; germination; inhibitors

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Physiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Physiology Laboratory, ARC-West, Bldg. 011, Range 1 (19), Beltsville, Maryland 20705

Publication date: 1979-06-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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