Defining transient and persistent seed banks in species with pronounced seasonal dormancy and germination patterns

Jeffrey Walck, J.M. Baskin, C.C. Baskin, Siti Hidayati

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    The most often used time-line for distinguishing a transient seed bank from a persistent seed bank is one calendar year. Thus, species whose seeds live in or on the soil for 1 year after maturity to come out of dormancy in nature. We discuss modifications of the seedling emergence method for detection of a soil seed bank, so that they correspond to our definitions of seed-bank strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-196
    JournalSeed Science Research
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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