Germination of Melampyrum lineare: Interrelated Effects of Afterripening and Gibberellic Acid

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Science  26 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3565, pp. 406-408
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3565.406


Seed germination of Melampyrum lineare proceeds only after activation followed by an extended period of chilling. Up to one-third of seeds can be activated by storage at room temperature, while all seeds are activated if treated with gibberellic acid. Chilling before activation is ineffective.