Plant Mol Biol (2010) 73:1–2 DOI 10.1007/s11103-010-9627-2 PREF ACE Plant dormancy, a mechanism involving assorted molecular, physiological, and cellular processes Wun S. Chao James V. Anderson Published online: 24 March 2010 U.S. Government 2010 This preface to the Special Issue on plant dormancy pro- in Fargo, ND, USA, June 8–11, 2009, which followed those vides an overview of articles related to our current under- previously held in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 1995; in standing of molecular, physiological, and cellular Angers, France, 1999; and in Wageningen, The Nether- processes involved with seed and bud dormancy, infor- lands, 2004. The goal of the symposium is to bring together mation related to the history of the International Sympo- experts and stakeholders in a forum for exchange of sium on Plant Dormancy (ISPD), highlights from the 4th information, development of collaborations, and sharing of ISPD, and perspectives on achievements and the direction ideas on plant dormancy mechanisms from a variety of of future plant dormancy research. In general, plant dor- experimental plant systems ranging from agronomic, hor- mancy can be deﬁned as a process that inhibits growth or ticultural, and tree crops to model plants and weeds. The germination in spite of suitable environmental
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