Seeds: Physiology of Development and Germination
In response to enormous recent advances, particularly in molecular biology, the authors have revised their warmly received work. This new edition includes updates on seed development, gene expression, dormancy, and other subjects. It will serve as the field's standard textbook and reference source for many years to come.
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accumulation activity afterripening aleurone aleurone layer amino acids amylose Arabidopsis axis barley Bewley carbohydrate castor bean cell walls cereals chilling cotyledons cultivars cytokinins desiccation developing seeds dicot dormancy dormancy breakage dormant seeds dry seeds effect elongation embryo endosperm enzymes example factors fatty acids Figure galactomannan gene expression germination gibberellin glucose glyoxysomes grains growth regulators hormone hydrolysis imbibition increase inhibited inhibitor isolated legumes legumin lettuce maize maturation drying mature seed membrane metabolism mitochondria mobilization mRNA mutants nondormant occurs oil bodies oligosaccharides osmotic oxidation oxygen pathway phosphate phytin phytochrome Plant Physiol polypeptides production prolamins protein bodies protein synthesis proteinase radicle region reserves respiration scutellum secondary dormancy Section seed coat seed development seedling sequence soil soybean species starch starchy endosperm storage protein storage tissues subunits sucrose synthetase temperature testa transcription translocated triacylglycerol upstream vacuole vicilin water content water uptake wheat