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Seed Technology and its Biological Basis

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Series: Sheffield Biological Sciences Series Volume: 3

Edited By: Michael Black and J Derek Bewley

419 pages, Figs

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108733 | ISBN: 1841270431
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About this book

Seed production - whether for human or animal food, for industrial use or for crops - is heavily dependent on the unique biology of seeds. In the first two instances, we are drawing on the seed constituents - the reserves of carbohydrates, protein and triacylglycerol - while in the last we are reliant on the seeds' viability, vigour and capacity for germination. This volume provides a broad, up-to-date coverage of seed technology and its underlying biology in the light of recent advances in plant molecular biology. Possibilities for biotechnological exploitation are highlighted throughout.


Contents

The value of seeds; Seed proteins; Seed carbohydrates; Seed oils and their metabolic engineering; The wheat grain: new research developments and approaches to improvement; Barley biotechnology; Molecular farming using seeds as hosts; Commercial seed treatment technology; Seed priming; Seed substitutes from the laboratory; Keeping seeds alive; References; Index.


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