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Investigating the Influence of Karrikins on Seed Germination
Josef de Beer
The American Biology Teacher
Vol. 74, No. 5 (May 2012), pp. 324-329
Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the National Association of Biology Teachers
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/abt.2012.74.5.7
Page Count: 6
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Recent research has identified a karrikin (a butenolide derative) known as 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one, formed from burning cellulose, that stimulates seed germination. Here, I present ideas on how to investigate the influence of karrikins on seed germination in the laboratory.
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