This book summarizes the research done on preharvest sprouting during recent years. Naturally, whenever needed, earlier findings are also considered. Both publishers and the authors hope that his publication will provide researchers and students with a convenient source of up-to-date information in this expanding field.
1. Effects of preharvest rain 2. Seed dormancy in wild and weedy relatives of cereals 3. Physiology of sprouting resistance 4. Biochemistry of preharvest sprouting in cereals 5. The genetics of preharvest sprouting in cereals 5. The genetics of preharvest sprouting in cereals, particularly wheat 6. Breeding for preharvest sprouting tolerance 7. Preharvest sprouting damage and sprouting tolerance assay methods and instrumentation.