Review: Winter and summer dormancy: similar adaptive strategies?

Dormancy (growth arrest) is a state by which seeds and plants can survive harsh conditions. Seasonal dormancy is a strategy to survive seasonally unfavorable conditions. Plants can display winter and summer dormancy. Although woody species are the main study systems for winter dormancy, herbaceous species show us that both kinds of dormancy share some similarities, as well as some differences. Gillespie and Volaire describe what is known about the mechanisms of winter and summer dormancy, as well as the biochemical mechanisms involved.  With projections of climate change, a deeper understanding seems increasingly relevant. Will plants start expressing more summer dormancy traits to adapt? (Summary by Gabe Auge) Ann. Bot. 10.1093/aob/mcw264

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