March 9, 2012

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  • Co-adaptation of seed dormancy and flowering time
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    Co-adaptation of seed dormancy and flowering time

    Time from seed dispersal to germination and time from germination to flowering are two key life history traits that determine fitness and coexistence of weeds in arable fields. Toorop et al. characterize these two traits in genotypes of Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse) and show an association between early flowering time and weak secondary dormancy. Three functional […] More