what is abscission and dormancy?

Asked by pulkithere1 | 23rd Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Abscission is the shedding of a body part. It is most commonly referred to the process by which a plant drops one or more of its parts, such as a leaf, fruit, flower or seed.
Dormancy is a period in an organism's life cycle when growth, development, and physical activity is temporarily stopped. This minimizes metabolic activity and therefore helps an organism to conserve energy.

Answered by  | 23rd Sep, 2010, 08:28: PM

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