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Plants Help Offspring by Passing on Seasonal Clues

13:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | ISAAA

Plants integrate seasonal signals such as temperature and day length and use the information to optimize the timing for key lifecycle stages. These transitions include flowering, seed dispersal, and seed dormancy -- a timely tactic used by "mother" plants to ensure seed germination happens in optimal conditions when seedling survival rate is high. ...

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