Seeds Questions

  1. List three of the four requirements for germination: 

  2. Seed dormancy can be advantageous to a plant because it allows dispersal to new habitats by wind, water, animals. Describe an example of each dispersal agent and the plant that uses it. 

  3. Explain how seed dormancy allows the plant to synchronize to the environment. 

  4. There are two general categories of dormancy are seed coat dormancy and embryo dormancy. Give an example of a specific dormancy mechanism for each category.  

  5. What we did to the Lupin seeds is called ___________________________________________.
  6. Explain stratification.  

  7. Leaching with water is a way to break seed dormancy. What is being leached?
  8. The greater genetic diversity of seeds is both advantages and disadvantage to propagation by seed. Explain how that can be. 

  9. The two main ways to propagate plants are: