a repository for seed--an over-simplified answer
the seeds left in soil which have the potential to germinate under the appropriate light and moisture conditions
The accumulation of viable plant seeds occurring in soil and available for germination under favorable environmental conditions.
A facility designed for the ex-situ conservation of individual plant samples through seed preservation and storage.
The population of viable dormant seeds that accumulates in and on soil and in sediments under water.
viable seed and other plant propagules that are found in the soil/thatch layer.
The total seed presence in the soil.