World Plants Converged on “Smoke” Cued Germination: Research Brief

Smoke cued germination occurs in an incredible diversity of plants in widely separated, fire-prone Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems around the world. This research suggests that convergent evolution might be the explaination. 

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Keeley, J.E., and J.G. Pausas. 2017. Evolution of ‘smoke’ induced seed germination in pyroendemic plants. South African Journal of Botany 115:251-255.