Researchers look for ways to influence seed germination


Issue Date: April 6, 2016
By Pat Bailey

Like most annuals, lettuce plants live out their lives in quiet, three-act dramas that follow the seasons. Seed dormancy gives way to germination; the young plant emerges and grows; and finally in the climax of flowering, a new generation of seeds is produced. It's remarkably predictable, but the genetics that coordinate these changes with environmental cues has not been well understood.

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