Studies of the surfaces of desert plant seeds: I. Effect of day length upon maturation of the seedcoat of ononis sicula guss

Y. Gutterman, W. Heydecker

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Abstract

Pods of Ononis sicula may contain three types of seeds, all with embryos ready to germinate but differing in the time which they take to imbibe water: seeds which have matured during long days take longer than those matured in short days. The scanning electron microscope has provided evidence that the delay in imbibition by the 'long day' seeds is related to the thickness, i.e. the degree of development, of the cuticles of their seedcoats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1050
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Botany
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes

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