Mistakes in germination ecology and how to avoid them

Carol C. Baskin, Ken Thompson, Jerry M. Baskin

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Frequently, in studies on seed germination ecology, mistakes are made that lead to problems in determining the kind of dormancy and in extrapolating data to the field situation. In this paper, we discuss 22 of these issues and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalSeed Science Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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  • Germination test procedures
  • Seed dormancy
  • Seed germination
  • Seed germination ecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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