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Responses of Germination to Light and to Far-Red Radiation—Can they be Predicted from Diaspores Size?

Department of Biology, University of Évora, Ap. 94, 7000-554 Évora, Portugal
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Received: 30 March 2020 / Revised: 17 April 2020 / Accepted: 19 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
This paper presents an update of a dataset of seed volumes previously released online and combines it with published data of the photoblastic response of germination of fruits or seeds (light or dark conditions), and of the effects of enhanced far-red radiation on germination. Some evidence was found to support that germination in larger diaspores might be indifferent to light or dark conditions. Similarly, germination in smaller diaspores might be inhibited by far-red radiation. However, the length, width, thickness, volume, shape, type of diaspore, or relative amplitude of volume is essentially useless to predict photoblastic responses or the effects of far-red radiation on germination of diaspores. View Full-Text
Keywords: diaspore shape; diaspore size; inhibition of germination by far-red radiation; germination in light and dark diaspore shape; diaspore size; inhibition of germination by far-red radiation; germination in light and dark
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Silva Dias, L.; Ganhão, E.; Soveral Dias, A. Responses of Germination to Light and to Far-Red Radiation—Can they be Predicted from Diaspores Size? Data 2020, 5, 49.

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