Physiological Predetermination: Imbibition, Respiration, and Growth of Lima Bean Seeds

Science  19 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3699, pp. 1031-1032
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3699.1031


Temperatures 15°C or lower during the first hour of imbibition immediately inhibited respiration in lima beans, with proportional inhibition of subsequent growth of seedlings. Correlations between initial respiration rates and growth rates of seedlings were found in diferent lots of seeds.