392 pages, 91 colour & 93 b/w photos and illustrations
This updated and much revised third edition of Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy provides a thorough overview of seed biology and incorporates much of the progress that has been made during the past fifteen years. With an emphasis on placing information in the context of the seed, this new edition includes recent advances in the areas of molecular biology of development and germination, as well as fresh insights into dormancy, ecophysiology, desiccation tolerance, and longevity. Authored by preeminent authorities in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in the diverse aspects of seed biology.
Chapter 1. Structure and Composition
Chapter 2. Development and Maturation
Chapter 3. Synthesis of Storage Reserves
Chapter 4. Germination
Chapter 5. Mobilization of Stored Reserves
Chapter 6. Dormancy and the Control of Germination
Chapter 7. Environmental Regulation of Dormancy and Germination
Chapter 8. Longevity, Storage and Deterioration
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