In this chapter consideration will be given to the course of germination up to the stage of seedling establishment. For green plants, from which all the examples are taken, successful seedling establishment means that the seedling is sufficiently intact to have the expectation of reaching maturity, that it has a root system sufficiently established to provide it with appropriate anchorage, water and mineral salts, and that the development of its photosynthetic organs has resulted in the seedling having begun to make a net gain in dry weight.
KeywordsSeed Dormancy Seedling Establishment Aleurone Cell Corylus Avellana Chloroplast Division
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