Chemical Breaking and Induction of Bud Dormancy

  • Thomas C. Moore

Abstract

Temporary suspension of growth, or deceleration to barely perceptible rates, called dormancy, is a common feature of the ontogeny of seed plants. Dormancy is a phenomenon of profound biological significance, because it provides a means by which plants are enabled to survive periods of environmental conditions which would be adverse or lethal to plants in an active state of growth. Thus, in the case of annual plants, dormancy of seeds is commonplace. In biennials and perennials, dormancy of the buds of established plants and of their seeds and storage organs (e.g. bulbs, corms and tubers) are typical events in the life cycles.

Keywords

Gibberellin Betula Phytol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PathologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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