VERNALIZATION

FACTORS AFFECTING VERNALIZATION

Water and Oxygen Seed need to imbibe 20 10% water. Therefore, dry seed cannot be vernalized. Similarly oxygen is also necessary for vernalization. Oxygen is used during respiration. A germinating seed need energy. This energy is provided by respiration. The inhibition of respiration blocks

Vernalization discovery, forms & site

The low temperature treatment given to the seed or plant for stimulating flowering in them is called vernalization. Some seeds required low temperature treatment to break dormancy. Similarly shoot bud dormancy in some plants like Acer and Betula is overcome by low temperature. But