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Canola seeds studied for superior strains

UWA scientists are hoping a better molecular understanding of canola (Brassica napus L.) seed germination will enable them to breed superior cultivars, following research into strains that demonstrate contrasting germination ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found certain species may be more vulnerable to climate change than others.

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Ecology
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How seeds recognise the seasons

Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new research into the way 'mother' plants use their memory of the seasons to teach their seeds the most advantageous time to germinate.

dateDec 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Seed germination regulators for optimising harvests

The timing of seed germination is crucial for optimising harvests. Pre-harvest sprouting is prevented when seeds enter a dormant state, but a high level of dormancy has economic repercussions. Now, using RNA and sequence ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Saddling up against the threat to our National Parks

Research team leader, Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the number and types of weed seeds which can be dispersed through horse manure. The findings have been published in the journal ...

dateNov 07, 2013 in Ecology
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Plants 'talk' to plants to help them grow

Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. Even when other known means of communication, such as contact, chemical and light-mediated signals, are ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Ecology
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