Darwin Review - Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 3289-3309 (2011)

First off the mark: early seed germination

Karin Weitbrecht*, Kerstin Müller*, Gerhard Leubner-Metzger

University of Freiburg, Faculty of Biology, Institute for Biology II, Botany / Plant Physiology, Schänzlestr. 1, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany, Web: 'The Seed Biology Place' http://www.seedbiology.de (K.W., K.M., G.L.-M.)
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888, University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6, Canada (K.M.)
*Joint first authors: K.W., K.M.

Received December , 2010; accepted February 23, 2010; published online April 12, 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03249.x

processes during germination

Figure 3. Key processes during the germination of typical endospermic eudicot seeds with separate testa and endosperm rupture (two-step germination). Time courses of Arabidopsis thaliana seed water uptake, testa and endosperm rupture, and the effect of abscisic acid (ABA) on these processes; control without added hormone (CON). Important biophysical, biochemical and cellular events during seed germination are triggered, at least in part, by water uptake and are depicted in the diagram.
Diagram based on quantitative data by Preston et al. (2009), Vander Willigen et al. (2006), Manz et al. (2005). Events were added based on Bewley, (1997), Nonogaki et al. (2007), Obroucheva and Antipova (1997).

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