Dormancy in Plant Seeds

H.W.M. Hilhorst, W.E. Finch-Savage, J. Buitink, W. Bolingue, G. Leubner-Metzger

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Abstract

Seed dormancy has been studied intensely over the past decades and, at present, knowledge of this plant trait is at the forefront of plant biology. The main model species is Arabidopsis thaliana, an annual weed, possessing nondeep physiological dormancy. This overview presents the state-of-the-art of seed dormancy research, focusing mainly on physiological and molecular-genetic aspects in this species. It has become clear that, like in many other organisms, the dormancy and stress responses are tightly associated in seeds. The plant hormones abscisic acid and gibberellins play a pivotal role in the acquisition of developmental arrest or repression of metabolic inactivity, respectively. Some attention is given to the overlapping dormancy and stress responses, commonly studied in many other organisms but only marginally in seeds
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments
EditorsJ. Cerda, M. Clark, E. Lubzens
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Pages43-67
Number of pages300
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Genetics
PublisherSpringer-Verlag, Berlin
Number21

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dormancy
seed dormancy
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annual weeds
plant biology
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seeds
gibberellins
molecular genetics
plant hormones
abscisic acid
Arabidopsis thaliana

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Hilhorst, H. W. M., Finch-Savage, W. E., Buitink, J., Bolingue, W., & Leubner-Metzger, G. (2010). Dormancy in Plant Seeds. In J. Cerda, M. Clark, & E. Lubzens (Eds.), Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments (pp. 43-67). (Topics in Current Genetics; No. 21). Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12422-8_4
Hilhorst, H.W.M. ; Finch-Savage, W.E. ; Buitink, J. ; Bolingue, W. ; Leubner-Metzger, G. / Dormancy in Plant Seeds. Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments. editor / J. Cerda ; M. Clark ; E. Lubzens. Heidelberg, 2010. pp. 43-67 (Topics in Current Genetics; 21).
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Hilhorst HWM, Finch-Savage WE, Buitink J, Bolingue W, Leubner-Metzger G. Dormancy in Plant Seeds. In Cerda J, Clark M, Lubzens E, editors, Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments. Heidelberg. 2010. p. 43-67. (Topics in Current Genetics; 21). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12422-8_4