What advantage does dormancy (characterized by decreased metabolic activity and resistance to adverse environmental conditions) provide many recently matured seeds?

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    It provides an enforced delay before germination can begin upon maturation of the seed.
    It can provide sufficient time for the dispersal of seeds from the parent plant by weather and/or animals.
    It can provide an enforced delay until environmental conditions exist that are favorable for the growth of the seed.
    all of the above
    none of the above

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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all of the above
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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