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Seed Technology and its Biological Basis

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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NHBS Price: £145.00 $178/€163 approx

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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.


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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