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Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600571
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759147

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The treatment of germinating seeds with low temperatures to induce flowering at a particular preferred time. For example, winter varieties of wheat can be sown in the spring and then be exposed to a temperature just above 0°C for a few weeks. The result of this is that they behave like spring varieties and flower in the same year (otherwise they would continue to grow ...

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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