, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 351–352 | Cite as

Role of kinetin in the dormancy ofCercis siliquastrum seeds

  • Paola Gastaldo
  • Paola Profumo
  • Liliana Caffaro Corti


Studies conducted onCercis siliquastrum seeds treated with kinetin confirm that this hormone does not interrupt dormancy in either whole seeds or those decoated at the radical pole. Seeds totally decoated or decoated at the cotyledon pole only demonstrated atypical germinations linked to cotyledon growth, permitting the embryo to escape the inhibitory action present in the endosperm; this does not occur when the cotyledon surface is experimentally reduced.


Inhibitory Action Kinetin Radical Pole Cotyledon Growth Cotyledon Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Gastaldo
    • 1
  • Paola Profumo
    • 1
  • Liliana Caffaro Corti
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyUniversity of GenovaGenova(Italy)

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