Seed Germination in Desert Plants (Adaptations of Desert Organisms)

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During germination, the most resistant stage of the life cycle - the seed - changes to the most sensitive stage, namely the seedling. Therefore, in desert plant species seed dispersal and subsequent germination in the optimum time an place place are particularly critical parameters. Discussed here are the ways and means by which desert plants have adapted through the course of evolution to their extreme environment. Two such strategies which have evolved are a) plants with relatively large and protected seeds which germinate when the chance of seedling survival is high and the risk relatively low or b) those with an opportunistic strategy: minute seeds which germinate after low rainfall under high risk for seedling survival if additional rain does not follow. Most species adopt a combination of the two mechanisms. Species have adapted both genotypically and phenotypically, both aspects of which are also discussed in this thorough text. The reader is provided with a good understanding of the complex influences on each seed traced through from initial development to germination stage regarding germination preparation and subsequent survival.

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Book Description Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Springer, Berlin | During germination, the most resistant stage of the life cycle - the seed - changes to the most sensitive stage, namely the seedling. Therefore, in desert plant species seed dispersal and subsequent germination in the optimum time an place place are particularly critical parameters. Discussed here are the ways and means by which desert plants have adapted through the course of evolution to their extreme environment. Two such strategies which have evolved are a) plants with relatively large and protected seeds which germinate when the chance of seedling survival is high and the risk relatively low or b) those with an opportunistic strategy: minute seeds which germinate after low rainfall under high risk for seedling survival if additional rain does not follow. Most species adopt a combination of the two mechanisms. Species have adapted both genotypically and phenotypically, both aspects of which are also discussed in this thorough text. The reader is provided with a good understanding of the complex influences on each seed traced through from initial development to germination stage regarding germination preparation and subsequent survival. | 1 The Negev Desert of Israel and Other Hot Deserts of the World: Classification According to Quantities, Distribution and Seasons of Rain. Their Influences on the Germination of Desert Plants.- 1.1 Classification of Deserts of Semi-Arid and Arid Zones and the Season of Rain.- 1.2 Abiotic Environmental Factors of the Negev Desert.- 1.2.1 Quantities and Distribution of Rain.- 1.2.2 Range of Temperatures, Relative Humidity and Dew.- 1.2.3 Species, Length of Growing Season, Environmental and Micro-Habitat Effects.- 1.2.4 Habitats and Topographic Sites.- 1.3 Some Biotic Factors Affecting the Vegetation of the Negev Desert.- 1.3.1 Overgrazing and the Activity of Seed Eaters.- 1.3.2 Porcupine Diggings as a Favourable Desert Micro-Habitat.- 1.4 Autecological Adaptations, Life Forms and the Annual Cycle of Desert Angiospermae.- 1.4.1 Arido-Passive Perennials and Annuals.- 1.4.2 Arido-Active Plants.- 1.4.3 Species, Ecogenotypes and Ecotypes.- 1.4.4 Genotypic and Phenotypic Influences on Seed Germination.- 2 Phenotypic Effects on Seeds During Development.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Position Effects.- 2.2.1 Position Effects in Plants with Aerial and Subterranian Fruits (Amphicarpy).- 2.2.2 Position of the Capsules on the Plant Canopy Affects Germination.- 2.2.3 Position Effects of Seeds in the Inflorescence When It Is a Dispersal Unit.- 2.2.4 Position of Achenes in the Capitulum Whorls and Their Germination.- 2.2.5 Position of Female and Hermaphroditic Flowers and Their Seed Germinability.- 2.2.6 Position of Flowers and Dimorphism.- 2.2.7 Position, Heteromorphism and Germinability.- 2.2.8 Position Effect of Seeds in the Fruit.- 2.2.9 Position and Annual Rhythm in Seed Germinability.- 2.3 Age Effects.- 2.3.1 Senescence of the Mother Plant Affecting Seed Germination.- 2.3.2 Age of the Mother Plants Affecting Seed Germination Was also Found in Non-Desert Plants.- 2.4 Environmental Effects.- 2.4.1 Photothermal and Position Effects.- 2.4.2 Day Length Affecting Seed Germination of Plant Species with Dry Fruit.- 2.4.3 Day Length Affecting Seed Germination of Species with Soft Fruit.- 2.4.4 The Critical Time for the Day Length Effects.- 2.4.5 Natural Conditions of Maturation During Summer and Autumn Affecting Seed Germination.- 2.4.6 Natural Winter, Spring or Summer Conditions of Maturation Affecting Seed Germinability.- 2.4.7 Altitudinal Effects.- 2.4.8 Influences of Light Quality During Maturation on Seed Germination.- 2.4.9 Temperatures During Maturation Affecting Seed Germination.- 2.4.10 Conditions of Maturation and Different Levels of Germination Under Different Temperatures During Imbibition.- 2.4.11 Water Stress During Maturation Affecting Seed Germination.- 2.4.12 Dimorphism and Achene Germination Dependent on Plant Size.- 2.4.13 Heterocarpy and Germinability.- 2.5 P. Seller Inventory # K9783642757006

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