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Why seed dormancy takes place?

a)

Due to favourable conditions

b)

Due to unfavourable conditions

c)

Due to embryonic conditions

d)

Due to specific endosperm conditions


Question ID - 6930 | Toppr Answer

Why seed dormancy takes place?

a)

Due to favourable conditions

b)

Due to unfavourable conditions

c)

Due to embryonic conditions

d)

Due to specific endosperm conditions

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

As the seed matures, its water content is reduced and seed becomes relatively dry (10-15% moisture by mass). The general metabolic activity of the embryo slows down. The embryo may enter a state of inactivity called dormancy. When favourable condition are available (adequate moisture, oxygen, suitable temperature) seeds germinate



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