What is it about?

Seed memory is the capacity that seeds have to react to the environments they experienced in the past. For example, the temperature that the seed experienced while it was ripening in the mother plant will later influence the intensity of the seed's dormancy cycles in the soil.

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Why is it important?

Seed memory is fundamental to understand plant responses to changing climates. We show the different aspects of seed thermal memory by meta-analysing the available literature.

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This page is a summary of: Seeds of future past: climate change and the thermal memory of plant reproductive traits, Biological Reviews, September 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12461.
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