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Development of the mature root growth pattern in the course of seed germination

  • Natalie V. Obroucheva
Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 4)

Abstract

Seedling development in the course of seed germination begins with growth of the radicle pole of the embryo resulting in radicle emergence on the seed surface and on its immediate contact with soil moisture. The ensuing development of the seedling depends on the rate of primary root differentiation and achievement of maximal growth rate. Only after the root has provided the young seedling with water does the growth and development of above-ground organs begin and seedlings emerge.

Keywords

Seed Germination Root Growth Cell Elongation Meristematic Cell Elongation Zone 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague/Boston/London 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalie V. Obroucheva
    • 1
  1. 1.K. A. Timiriazev Institute of Plant Physiology of the USSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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