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Survival Strategies of Annual Desert Plants

Series: Adaptations of Desert Organisms

By: Yitzchak Gutterman

348 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133371 | ISBN: 3540431721
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Provides a comprehensive treatise of adaptations and survival strategies in Israeli desert plant species. Covers the following topics: post-maturation primary seed dormancy, which prevents germination of maturing seeds before the summer; seed dispersal mechanisms with escape or protection strategies; cautious or opportunistic germination strategies; seedling drought tolerance. xyz

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Contents

The Desert Biome, Survival Adaptations and Strategies of Annual Desert Plant Species.- Flowering Strategies.- Strategies of Phenotypic Plasticity of Germination During Seed Development and Maturation.- Strategies of Phenotypic Plasticity of Germination Dormancy After Seed Maturation.- Seed Dispersal Adaptations and Strategies.- Germination Adaptations, Strategies and Influences on Germination During Seed Wetting.- Embryo and Seedling Survival and Plant Development.- Summary of the Complementary Sets of Survival Strategies of Some Common Species of the Negev Desert That Have Been Studied in Detail. xyz

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