Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy, 3rd Edition

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 23, 2012 - Science - 392 pages

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.


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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
Glossary of Species Names and their Nomenclature

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J. Derek Bewley, PhD, DSc
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CAN

Kent J. Bradford, PhD
Department of Plant Sciences, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Henk W.M. Hilhorst, PhD
Wageningen Seed Laboratory, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

Hiroyuki Nonogaki, PhD
Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

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