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Title: How long can a seed remain alive

Author: Quick, Clarence R.;

Date: 1961

Source: In: Seeds, the Yearbook of Agriculture 1961. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 94-99

Publication Series: Other

Description: People used to think that 150 years was about the maximum lifespan of the most durably viable seeds.

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Quick, Clarence R. 1961. How long can a seed remain alive? In: Seeds, the Yearbook of Agriculture 1961. U.S. Department of Agriculture.: 591 pages.: 94-99.


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