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  1. Vol. 53 No. 3, p. 183-186
    Received: Sept 26, 1960

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Post-Harvest Dormancy in Wheat Varieties1

  1. T. M. Ching and
  2. W. H. Foote2



Various degrees of post-harvest dormancy were found in ten wheat varieties as indicated by germination speed and by specificity of germination temperature. The dormancy remained when stored at 3° C. but disappeared within one month when stored at room temperature or at 38° C. The dormancy was not related to impermeable testa or barrier for gas exchange. The presence of growth inhibitors was demonstrated.

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