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SOCR 301 - Seed Germination and Viability

  • 2 credits
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This course introduces germination and other seed viability testing. Students become familiar with the source of the germination working sample, the AOSA rules for performing the standard germination test, planting the test, evaluating the seedlings, and reporting the results.

In addition to the required books listed below (under Textbooks and Materials), the student may find the following optional books helpful:

  • "SEEDS: Physiology of Development and Germination," J.D. Bewley and M. Black, 1994, ISBN: 978-0306447487
  • "Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination," Carol C. and Jerry M. Baskin, 2000, ISBN: 978-0120802630
  • "Viability of Seeds," E. H. Roberts
  • "Basic and Applied Aspects of Seed Biology," edited by Ellis, Black, Murdoch, and Hong, 2007, ISBN: 978-0792343639


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