1st Edition

Seed Development and Germination

Edited By Jaime Kigel Copyright 1995

    This text is intended for plant physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, geneticists, horticulturalists, agromnomists and botanists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. It integrates advances in the diverse and rapidly-expanding field of seed science, from ecological and demographic aspects of seed production, dispersal and germination, to the molecular biology of seed development. The book offers a broad, multidisciplinary approach that covers both theoretical and applied knowledge.

    Seed Morphology and Development
    The Seed: Structure and Function- F. Dieter Boesewinkel and Ferry Bouman
    Storage Compounds: Synthesis and Accumulation
    Transport and Accumulation of the Carbohydrates in Developing Seeds: The Sees as a Sink- Eli Zamski
    Cereal Seed Storage Proteins- Peter R Shewry
    Legume Storage Proteins- Aleesandro Vitale and Robertp Bollini
    Regulation of Seed Storage Protein Gene Expression- Roger L Morton, Diana Quiggin, and T.J.V. Higgins
    Starch Synthesis in Seeds- Mirta N. Sivak and Jack Preiss
    Lipid Biosynthesis in Developing Seeds- Martine Miquel and John Browse
    Cell and Molecular Biology of Seed Oil Bodies- Eliiot M Herman
    Mechanism and Regulation of Mineral Nutrient Storage During Seed Development- John N. A. Lott, John S. Greenwood, and Graeme D. Battern
    From Seed Development to Germination
    Acquisition and Loss of Desiccation Tolerance- Chrisitina W. Vertucci and Jill M Farrant
    Regulatory Mechanism in the Transition from Seed Development to Germination: Interactions Between the Embryo and the Seed Environment-Allison R Kermode
    Hormonal Regulation of Seed Development, Dormancy, and Germination Studied by Genetic Control- Cees M. Karssen
    Water Relation in Seed Germination- Kent J. Bradford
    Control of Seed Germination and Dormancy be the Gaseous Environment-Francoise Corbineau and Daniel Come
    Intercellular Transport and Secretion of Seed Proteins- Russell L. Jones
    Carbohydrate Degradation During Germination- Paul Ziegler
    Ecology of Germination
    Pollinators and Seed Production- Glenda Vaughton and Mike Ramsey
    Environmental Maternal Effects on Seed Quality and Germination- Renata D. Wulff
    Ecology of Seed Banks- Michael Fenner
    Seed Germination in Soil: Dormancy Cycles- Grant H. Egley
    Modeling Weed Seed Germination-Roberto L. Benech-Arnold and Rodolfo A. Sanchez
    Germination of Weedy Root Parasites- Daniel M Joel, John C. Steffens, and David E. Matthews
    Seed Germination and Seed-Bank Ecology in Halophytes- Irwin A. Ungar
    Alleopathy, Autotoxicity and Germination- Jacob Friedman
    Seed Germination in Arid and Semiarid Regions- Jaime Kigel
    Seed Quality Improvement: Technological Advances
    Deteriorative Changes Associated with the Loss of Viability of Stored Desiccation-Tolerant and Desiccation-Sensitive Seeds- Michael T. Smith and Patricia Berjak
    The Implications of Seed-Associated Mycoflora During Storage- David J Mycock and Patricia Berjack
    Biochemical Processes During the Osmopriming of Seeds- Cifford M. Bray
    Synthesis and Accumulation of the Essential Amino Acids Lysine and Threonine in Seeds- Gad Galili, Orit Shaul, Avihai Perl, and Hagai Karchi
    Somatic Embryogenesis in Alfalfa: A Model for the Development of Dry Artificial Seed Technology- Bryan D. McKersie


    Kigel, Jaime

    ". . .offers a comprehensive treatment of the seed as a highly specialized part of the plant. . .describes the structure and function of seeds. . . . . .gives a reliable account of our scientific knowledge on the seed. . .recommended to all interested in basic and applied seed research. "
    ---Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
    ". . .all plant science libraries should have it. . .and it will make interesting, valuable reading for many researchers, both on seeds and on plant science in general. "
    ---Israel Journal of Plant Sciences