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Dry Weights and Germination of Developing Oat Seeds1


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  1. Vol. 50 No. 5, p. 248-250
    Received: Sept 25, 1957

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  1. K. J. Frey,
  2. E. Ruan and
  3. S. C. Wiggans2



Oat seeds reached a near-maximum dry weight when they contained as high as 45% moisture. Very little dry matter was laid down after they dried to this moisture content. Germination increased with maturity up to 20 to 28 days after anthesis even though a few germinated when harvested 4 days after anthesis.

A pregermination chilling treatment of oat seeds at 4° C. for 10 days considerably increased the germination of prematurely harvested seeds.

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