Light Control of Seed Germination

  • B. Frankland
  • R. Taylorson
Part of the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (PLANT, volume 16)


Seed germination in many plant species is influenced by light. Promotive effects of light were first documented in the second half of the 19th century, but later inhibitory effects were also described. Historical reviews are given by Barton and Crocker (1948) and by Evenari (1956,1965). There are also general reviews on light and seed germination by Black (1969), Rollin (1972), Toole (1973), Kendrick (1976) and Vidaver (1977).


Seed Germination Seed Dormancy Fluence Rate Chenopodium Album Lettuce Seed 
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