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Sexual reproduction in SE Asian seagrasses: the absence of a seed bank in Thalassia hemprichii
Rollón, R.N.; Vermaat, J.E.; Nacorda, H.M.E. (2003). Sexual reproduction in SE Asian seagrasses: the absence of a seed bank in Thalassia hemprichii. Aquat. Bot. 75(2): 181-185. dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0304-3770(02)00171-7
In: Aquatic Botany. Elsevier Science: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-3770, more
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Keywords
    Germination; Seed banks; Seedlings; Seeds; Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson, 1871 [WoRMS]; Philippines, Luzon [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Rollón, R.N.
  • Vermaat, J.E., more
  • Nacorda, H.M.E.

Abstract
    We report the absence of a persistent seed bank in Thalassia hemprichii in NW Philippine seagrass beds. The survival of buried seeds was assessed experimentally since such a capacity is a prerequisite for the formation of seed bank. We found a rapid germination of non-dormant seeds and development into seedlings. Such seedlings could not survive under buried conditions (5 and 10 cm) for longer than a week.

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