Rapid dormancy identification of 28 ephemeral plants of the Gurbantunggut Desert
Seeds or fruits of 28 ephemeral plants of the Gurbantunggut Desert were sampled and a rapid method of dormancy identification applied by merging information on seed imbibition, initial germination and the embryo-to-seed (E:S) size ratio, with the position of the embryo into the seed phylogenetic tree proposed by Finch-Savage and Leubner-Metzger (2004). The results showed that the accuracy of dormancy identification for these 28 ephemeral plants was 92.9%. If this identification method can be applied to other ephemeral plants and other groups, then it is likely to rapidly expand our knowledge of seed dormancy and germination.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2019
This article was made available online on July 26, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "Rapid dormancy identification of 28 ephemeral plants of the Gurbantunggut Desert".
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