Substantial progress has been made in seed science during the past few years, emphasizing the important role seed biology plays in advancing plant biotechnology, agriculture and plant resource management and conservation. This book describes the status of seed research and technology.
29 Molecular Cloning and Possible Role of an Asparaginyl Endopeptidase ( REP - 2 ) from Germinated Rice Seeds H. KATO AND T. MINAMIKAWA Department of Biological Sciences , Tokyo Metropolitan University , Minami - ohsawa 1-1 , Hachioji ...
Author: Michael Black
Category: Electronic books
Seed Biology, Volume I: Importance, Development, and Germination is a part of a three-volume treatise, which aims to bring together a large body of important information on seed biology. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the importance and characteristics of seeds. Separate chapters follow that discuss the development of gymnosperm and angiosperm seeds, as well as the anatomical mechanisms of seed dispersal. Other chapters focus on the morphogenetic events involved in the germination and the scientific basis for the concept of physiological predetermination or seedling vigor, including the potential application of this concept in agriculture, forestry, and management of natural resources. This work will be useful to various groups of research biologists and teachers, including plant anatomists, pathologists, and physiologists as well as agronomists, biochemists, ecologists, entomologists, foresters, and horticulturists.
examining our knowledge of control of biochemical processes in seeds and other biological systems (see Chapter 2, Volume II). For example, we know that, by means of feedback reactions, substrate concentrations control the rate of ...
Author: T.T. Kozlowski
Knowledge of weed biology is essential for development of both economically and environmentally acceptable weed management systems. With this background only, the book on “Weed Seed Biology” has been prepared. This book is a documentation of botany and seed biology of 42 dryland, 32 gardenland and 21 wetland weed species. The book consists of three major parts namely Part I: Seed biology of dryland weeds, Part II: Seed biology of gardenland weeds and Part III: Seed biology of wetland weeds. Each chapter deals with origin and distribution, habitat and habit, reproductive biology, flowering, pollination and fruit set, propagation and seed dispersal, lifecycle, seed dormancy and germination, and seed storage and burial. Besides, the past work done on weed Seed Science and Technology is also compiled by reviewing many literatures. It’s effects on crop production, control measures and uses are also included in each chapter. The book on “Weed Seed biology” is highly useful to the students, teachers and scientists specializing in weed seed science.
(2010). Allelopathic effects of Eucalyptus camaldulensis on seed germination and growth seedlings of Acroptilon repens, Plantago lanceolata and Portulaca oleracea. Research journal of Biological sciences, 5 (6): 430-434.
Author: K. Vanangamudi
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
The seed plays a fundamental role in plant reproduction as well as a key source of energy, nutrients and raw materials for developing and sustaining humanity. With an expanding and generally more affluent world population projected to reach nine billion by mid-century, coupled to diminishing availability of inputs, agriculture is facing increasing challenges to ensure sufficient grain production. A deeper understanding of seed development, evolution and physiology will undoubtedly provide a fundamental basis to improve plant breeding practices and ultimately crop yields. Recent advances in genetic, biochemical, molecular and physiological research, mostly brought about by the deployment of novel high-throughput and high-sensitivity technologies, have begun to uncover and connect the molecular networks that control and integrate different aspects of seed development and help determine the economic value of grain crops with unprecedented details. The objective of this e-book is to provide a compilation of original research articles, reviews, hypotheses and perspectives that have recently been published in Frontiers in Plant Science, Plant Evolution and Development as part of the Research Topic entitled "Advances in Seed Biology". Editing this Research Topic has been an extremely interesting, educational and rewarding experience, and we sincerely thank all authors who contributed their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the different topics discussed. We hope that the information presented here will help to establish the state of the art of this field and will convey how exciting and important studying seeds is and hopefully will stimulate a new crop of scientists devoted to investigating the biology of seeds.
seed. Michael G. Becker1†, Ssu-Wei Hsu2†, John J. Harada2 and Mark F. Belmonte1* 1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada 2 Department of Plant Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, ...
Author: Paolo A. Sabelli
New Challenges in Seed Biology - Basic and Translational Research Driving Seed Technology combines different aspects of basic and translational research in seed biology. A collection of eight chapters written by seed biology experts from the field of seed physiology, ecology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and seed technology was gathered. We hope that this book will attract the attention of researchers and technologists from academia and industry, providing points for interactive and fruitful discussion on this fascinating topic.
Good-quality seed has a significant potential of increasing on-farm productivity and enhancing food security . Seed quality is the foundation for profitable production and marketing [2, 3]. High-quality seeds are genetically and ...
Author: Susana Araújo
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Technology & Engineering
The Fifth International Workshop on Seeds was held at the University of Reading, UK, from 10 to 15 September, 1995. Some 230 seed scientists, from a wide range of disciplines (botanists, biochemists, ecologists, agriculturalists, foresters, and commercial seedsmen), from 31 countries (Europe, the Americas, and Asia) participated in the workshop. A large number of oral and poster presentations was made during the workshop and we are pleased to publish so many of them in these Proceedings. The papers herein are listed by the sessions in which they were presented but, as is often the case, many papers cover a broader range of topics than the session titles imply. For seed physiologists, ecologists, and technologists, this book collates much of the current research on seeds.
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Seeds, Reading, 1995 R.H. Ellis, Michael Black, A.J. Murdoch, T.D. Hong ... References Association of Official Seed Analysts. 1991. ... Plant Molecular Biology 21; 181–183.
Author: R.H. Ellis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In : Proceedings , 7th North American forest biology workshop ; 1982 July 26–28 ; Lexington , KY . ... International Seed Testing Association . International rules for seed testing . Rules 1976 ( 1981 Revision ) .
Author: F. T. Bonner
This new edition of an established title examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by concentrating on the influence of the seed itself. As the food supply for an expanding world population is based on grain crops harvested for their seeds, understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial to our efforts to increase production and meet the needs of that population. Yield of grain crops is determined by their assimilatory processes such as photosynthesis and the biosynthetic processes in the seed, which are partly regulated within the seed itself. Substantially updated with new research and further developments of the practical applications of the concepts explored, this book is essential reading for those concerned with seed science and crop yield, including agronomists, crop physiologists, plant breeders, and extension workers. It is also a valuable source of information for lecturers and graduate students of agronomy and plant physiology.
Seeds are an important source of animal feed to produce meat, eggs, milk and other animal products. The seed is also the biological unit used to reproduce most crops; there would be little food production without adequate supplies of ...
Author: Dennis B Egli
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book presents edited and revised papers from the seventh International Workshop on Seeds, held in Salamanca, Spain, in May 2002. The key topics addressed include seed development, germination and dormancy, as well as desiccation, seed ecology and seed biotechnology.
Recent Research Advances : Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Seeds, Salamanca, Spain 2002 Gregorio Nicolas ... In: Black, M., Bradford, K.J. and Vazquez-Ramos, J. (eds) Seed Biology: Advances and Applications.
Author: Gregorio Nicolas
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.
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 ...
Author: Sheldon C. Navie
Category: Electronic books