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Assessing Viability of Prevariety Germplasm of Native Coreopsis Species

Norcini, J. G. and Aldrich, J. H. HortScience 43(6):1870-1881. 2008.

Dormancy issues and lack of approved protocols have led to increasing use of the pregermination tetrazolium test to assess whether seeds of premium-priced, prevariety germplasm of native wildflower species are living and have the potential to germinate and develop normally under field conditions, that is, whether seeds are viable.

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Author(s): Jeffrey G. Norcini, J. H. Aldrich

Section: Diverse Species