Comparative Laboratory Studies Of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) And Soya bean (Glycine Max) Under Tropical Temperature Conditions Contribution Of Cotyledons To Early Seedling Growth

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1975/1976
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Ndungum* B. J.
Summerfield R. J.
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In plant species with hypogeal germination, the function of cotyledons s complete after all mobilized food reserves have been transferred to the growing embryo. At, or before, this stage of development the foliage leaves assume the role of assimilate production [13]. However, besides functioning as a ,source of stored assimilates, cotyledons of ,some epigeal legumes an contribute to seedling growth as an assimilating surface [10; 13]. This contribution on varies depending on the duration of time cotyledons remain attached to the parent plant and on their absolute surface areas [3; 13; 15].
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 41, p. 65-71
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