Nalin Gama-Arachchige

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  • PhD Candidate
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B.Sc. Special Degree in Botany (Hons), Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2007)

Graduate Training

PhD: Seed dormancy-break, water gap and timing of seed germination in Geraniaceae.
Spring 2009-present

Selected Publications: 

Gama-Arachchige NS, Baskin JM, Geneve RL, Baskin CC. 2013. Identification and characterization of ten new water gaps in seeds and fruits with physical dormancy and classification of water-gap complexes – Annals of Botany (In press)

Gama-Arachchige NS, Baskin JM, Geneve RL, Baskin CC. 2013. Quantitative analysis of the thermal requirements for stepwise physical dormancy break in the seeds of the winter annual  Geranium carolinianum (Geraniaceae) – Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mct046  

Gama-Arachchige NS, Baskin JM, Geneve RL, Baskin CC. 2012. The autumn effect: timing of physical dormancy break in seeds of two winter annual species of geraniaceae by stepwise process  – Annals of Botany  110: 637-651.

Gama-Arachchige NS, Baskin JM, Geneve RL, Baskin CC. 2011. Acquisition of physical dormancy and ontogeny of the micropyle-water gap complex in developing seeds of Geranium carolinianum L. (Geraniaceae) – Annals of Botany 108: 51-64. 

Gama-Arachchige NS, Baskin JM, Geneve RL, Baskin CC. 2010. Identification and characterization of the water gap in physically dormant seeds of Geraniaceae, with special reference to Geranium carolinianum – Annals of Botany 105: 977-990.

Senevirathne M, Gunasinghe WKRN, Gama-Arachchige NS, Dissanayake NBU, Karunarathne AM. 2012. Mineral bioavailability in three locally consumed pulses processed using popular methods: interpreted using molar ratios with phytic acid – Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci) 41 (1): 19-26.

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