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Previous studies have suggested that many plants and seeds have developed increase levels of flavonoid pigmentation as a protective mechanism against the rising UVB exposure times, in conjunction with different seed-coat pigmentations, would affect the germination time of the seeds.
(4) Seed-coat thickness is predicted to decline in the absence of Tamiasciurus.
In this study, seeds from all nine species of Castilleja that occur in Texas were examined to determine if seed-coat characteristics could provide criteria useful for delimitating taxa at various levels.
This germplasm was developed from two single plant selections for yellow seed-coat color, numbered 268 and 271, in field plots at the University of Arizona, Maricopa Agricultural Center in 1988-1989.