Definition: Process which stops the embryo of the seed's development
These are the basic parts of the seed
The embryo has tissue which is formed in seeds as the results of fertilization.
The seed coat protects the seed from harsh environment The food store is where content of the seed is located
Ways seeds maintain dormancy:
> Hard seed coat prevents intake of water or oxygen > Chemical inhibitors > Immature embryos, only mature in certain enviromental conditions
-Survival in harsh conditions and long-distance distribution - Seeds germinate only in favorable environment
Can be broken by...
- Burying the seed (darkness) - Animals digesting the seed damaging the coat - Inhibitors can be washed away by to the rain