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Search Results for: dormancy

Methods of Breaking Seed Dormancy

Definition of Seed Dormancy: Non – germination of seeds due to absence of suitable conditions is termed as dormancy.... Read More

Dormancy

Dormancy a period in which a plant does not grow, awaiting necessary environmentalconditions such as temperature, moisture,... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Estivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

Aestivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Abscisic acid

Abscisic acid (Science: biochemistry) a lipid hormone that inhibits cell growth in plants, it is associated with fruit drop,... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Hibernation

Cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals.The act of... Read More

Seedling

Definition noun, plural: seedlings (botany) A young sporophyte that grows from a seed; a (recent) sprout Supplement A... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Pioneer species

You might have come across news of some barren lands turning into luscious grasslands or forests after decades? Or you might... Read More

Ethylene

Ethylene (Science: chemical plant biology) plant growth substance (phytohormone, plant hormone), involved in promoting... Read More

Reproductive adaptation

reproductive adaptation A peculiarity of the reproductive mechanism of a species that results in it being better fitted to... Read More

Stratification

stratification The use of chemical and mechanical systems to break dormancy and increase... Read More

Gibberellins and Gibberellic Acid

The family of gibberellins have a similar effect to that of auxins; they promote cell division and elongation. The major... Read More