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  • Germination and seed bank dynamics of dimorphic seeds
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    Germination and seed bank dynamics of dimorphic seeds

    Heteromorphic seeds can show differences in dormancy and germination, but it is not known how this affects maintenance and regeneration of populations. Cao et al. bury different seed morphs of an annual halophyte, Suaeda corniculata, and examine germination dynamics at monthly intervals over 2 years. They find that black seeds have an annual dormancy/non-dormancy cycle that […] More