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A high proportion of seeds of most species of the Fabaceae have testa-imposed dormancy, which prevents them from imbibing water even under favourable environmental conditions. This allows seeds to accumulate in a persistent soil seed bank. Dormancy is usually considered to be broken only when the...
Allometric relationships in plants uncover size-correlated variations in form and development and characterize the relative growth of a part of a plant in comparison with a whole. Stable allometric relationships in ontogeny can be used as components of crop models and to estimate plant parameters...