Updated edition which reflects the enormous strides made in the field in the last ten years, particularly in areas amenable to study using the techniques and approaches of molecular biology and mutant technology. This is especially apparent with respect to seed development, effects of abscisic acid and gibberellin on gene expression and certain aspects of dormancy.
Seeds: Germination, Structure, and Composition. Seed Development and Maturation. Development-Regulation and Maturation. Cellular Events during Germination and Seedling Growth. Dormancy and the Control of Germination. Some Ecophysiological Aspects of Germination. Mobilization of Stored Seed Reserves. Control of the Mobilization of Stored Reserves. Seeds and Germination: Some Agricultural and Industrial Aspects. Index.
'An essential text for the advanced botanist...Excellent photographs and descriptive diagrams.' Northeastern Naturalist