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Notes: Relationship Between Logarithms of Chilling Period and Germination or Bud Flush Rate is Linear for Many Tree Species

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The response of germination and flushing to chilling period can be described with the equation, T = ASk, where T and S are times to germination (or flushing) and chilling period, respectively, k is the chilling response rate, and A is a constant. If time is transformed to logarithms, the relationship is linear for a number of species and conditions. Forest Sci. 29:237-240.

Keywords: Logarithmic relationship

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Principal Plant Geneticist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Portland, Oregon 97232

Publication date: 1983-06-01

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