Advances in Plant Dormancy

  • James V. Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Seed Dormancy, Reviews, Research, and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W.E. Finch-Savage, S. Footitt
      Pages 35-47
  3. Bud Dormancy, Reviews, Research, and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Mikael Johansson, José M. Ramos-Sánchez, Daniel Conde, Cristian Ibáñez, Naoki Takata, Isabel Allona et al.
      Pages 51-74
    3. Vítor da Silveira Falavigna, Diogo Denardi Porto, Carolina Pereira Silveira, Luís Fernando Revers
      Pages 107-122
    4. Erica Fadón, Maria Herrero, Javier Rodrigo
      Pages 123-135
    5. David P. Horvath
      Pages 137-146
    6. Taly Trainin, Irit Bar-Ya’akov, Doron Holland
      Pages 159-168
  4. Dormancy Mechanisms in Buds of Underground Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
  5. Comparison of Seed and Bud Dormancy Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Dawei Yan, Kiyoshi Tatematsu, Kazumi Nakabayashi, Akira Endo, Masanori Okamoto, Eiji Nambara
      Pages 223-233
    3. Wun S. Chao, Münevver Doğramacı, David P. Horvath, Michael E. Foley, James V. Anderson
      Pages 235-256
  6. Chemical Manipulation of Bud Dormancy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


Plant dormancy involves synchronization of environmental cues with developmental processes to ensure plant survival; however, negative impacts of plant dormancy include pre-harvest sprouting, non-uniform germination of crop and weed seeds, and fruit loss due to inappropriate bud break. Thus, our continued quest to disseminate information is important in moving our understanding of plant dormancy forward and to develop new ideas for improving food, feed, and fiber production and efficient weed control, particularly under global climate change. Proceeding from the 5th International Plant Dormancy Symposium, along with other invited chapters, provide an overview on our current understanding of how environmental factors impact cellular, molecular, and physiological processes involved in bud and seed dormancy. These articles include perspectives and/or reviews on recent achievements in the field of plant dormancy, which should stimulate new ideas and lines of investigation and highlight directions for future research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James V. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Sunflower and Plant Biology ResearchUSDA-ARSFargoUSA

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