November 15, 2010

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    Germination ecology of bulbils

    Germination ecology of bulbils Bulbils serve as a means of vegetative reproduction and of dispersal for many plants. Using Chinese yam, Dioscorea polystachya, as a model, Walck et al. examine how bulbil germination is controlled in nature, and find that cold stratification markedly increases root and shoot emergence. They conclude that bulbil germination, being similar […] More