Unformatted text preview: Once dormancy is broken, the seed can successfully germinated if the proper conditions are met. Lotus Fruit with Seeds Conditions needed for Germination (post dormancy) 1. Imbibition of much water, to restore the seed moisture content. 2. Sufficient oxygen to provide for rapid aerobic cell respiration 3. Warm temperatures to facilitate rate of enzyme activity It also helps if the embryo has a good nutrient supply (often a mixture of carbohydrates, oils and proteins) for cell respiration. Hormones produced in the embryo regulate the conversion of stored nutrients in the seed for germination....
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- Fall '09
- Plants, seed moisture content, Nelumbo nucifera, longterm viability study