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Substantial progress has been made in seed science during the past few years, emphasizing its important role in advancing plant biotechnology, agriculture, plant resource management, and conservation.
Providing comprehensive coverage of the latest seed science research including germination, dormancy, development, and desiccation tolerance, this book also details the most advanced methods and practices in seed biology, ecology and technology.
* Desiccation Tolerance; * Gene-expression in Relation to Seed Development and Longevity; * The Influence of Harvest Method on Seeds; * Programmed Cell Death Events; * Storage and Germination Response to Mild Dehydration; * Seed Development Transporting into the Post-genomic Era; * Biogenesis of the Compound Seed Protein Storage Vacuole; * Embryo Development and Time of Cutting in; * Cool Temperate Carrot Seed Crops; * Seed Biotechnology; * Stress Inducible Gene Expression; * Proteome and Transcriptome Profiling; * Emerging and Established Model Systems for Endosperm Weakening; * Dormancy Classification and Potential; * Dormancy-Breaking Cues; * Dormancy and Germination; * Hydropriming; * Molecular Mechanisms of Protein Degradation in Germinating Seeds; * Computer Imaging to Assess Seed Germination Performance; * Sequential Digital Imaging System for Evaluating Seed Quality and Germination; * Effects of Bean Seed Production Conditions on Germination and Hypocotyl Elongation Responses to Temperature and Water Potential; * Seed Dormancy in Wild Oats; * Seed microRNA Research; * Temporal Fulfilment of the Light Requirement for Seed Germination; * The Effect of Light Intensity on Seed Production and Quality; * Seed Ecology of Apiaceae Weeds in Pyrethrum; * Plant Dispersal Strategies, Seed Bank Distribution and Germination of Negev Desert Species.
"The great expanse of seed research is shown in this...worthwhile volume."---STREAMS