On criteria to use in studies of seed evolution

M. G. Nikolaeva, Jerry M. Baskin, Carol M. Baskin

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A critical analysis of different criteria used in investigating seed diversity was made. It is concluded that the most promising way to understand the evolution of seeds is to study not only their morphological features, as used by most workers in the field, but also the physiological diversity of seeds in connection with the taxonomic system of plants, together with their ecological and geographical peculiarities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalSeed Science Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Phylogenetic relationships of seeds
  • Seed dormancy classification
  • Seed evolution
  • Seed morphology
  • Seed physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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