Seasonal and oxidative physiologies of plant quiescence and dormancy

Yazhini Velappan

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Temperate perennials such as grapevine cycle between periods of active growth and dormancy in synchrony with the seasons. The consensus view is that dormancy in the latent basal buds is deepest during late autumn or early winter and is quantitatively relieved with cumulative chilling exposure. However, very few studies have examined the physiological state of the bud throughout the season, particularly from summer onwards. This thesis explores the dynamics of growth, metabolism, transcription and cell proliferation in the basal buds of grapevine in temperate and subtropical climates using two different cultivars.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Considine, Michael, Supervisor
  • Foyer, Christine, Supervisor
  • Signorelli Poppolo, Santiago, Supervisor
  • Agudelo-Romero, Patricia, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Mar 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 08/05/2020 to 15/03/2022. Made publicly available on 15/03/2022.


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