after-ripening defined in 1951 yearafter-ripening - after-ripening;
after-ripening - Refers to dormancy (See also: Dormant) exhibited by certain seeds, e.g. hawthorn, apple, which, although embryo is apparently fully developed, will not germinate immediately seed is formed. Embryo will not grow even when removed from seed coat and provided with favourable conditions but has to undergo certain chemical and physical changes before it is capable of growth. Possibly associated with delay in production of required growth promoting hormones or with gradual breakdown of growth inhibitors.
near after-ripening in Knolik
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