• Richard N. Arteca


The definition of dormancy in a broad sense is, “a temporary suspension of visible growth of any plant structure containing a meristem,” (Lang 1987). However, as mentioned earlier in this text there are three conditions which must be fulfilled in order to initiate germination:
  1. 1.

    The seed must be viable.

  2. 2.

    The seed must be subjected to appropriate environmental conditions.

  3. 3.

    Any primary dormancy must be removed.



Abscisic Acid Seed Coat Seed Dormancy Plant Growth Substance Physiological Dormancy 
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  • Richard N. Arteca
    • 1
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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