Studies on Strategy of Diaspore Dispersal and Effectiveness of Seed Germination

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Physiology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 148

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue plans to review the latest research advances in seed dispersal and germination as one of the first assumptions of plant life cycle or plant population growth. In plant population ecology, diaspora dispersal is understood as the essential process by which plants are transported to new locations to establish offspring population. The establishment of the young population in a new place also requires the successful germination of the plant seeds. In these mechanisms, plant species have evolved different strategies to be successful in heterogeneous landscape habitats.

This special issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in this research, particularly in relation to practice such as nature conservation, invasive plants, plant conservation, plant diversity, reproductive strategies, plant management, etc.

Potential topics with relation to the stimulation of seed germination will include above all:

  • diaspore and seed;
  • diaspore dispersal;
  • seed germination;
  • seedling emergence;
  • dimorphism and polymorphism;
  • maternal effect;
  • offspring generation;
  • plant strategy;
  • population growth, and many others.

Dr. Božena Šerá
Guest Editor

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  • seed germination
  • factors
  • seed control
  • field emergence of seeds
  • healthy seed

Published Papers

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