Germination Control. Metabolism, and Pathology

Germination Control. Metabolism, and Pathology

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: T.T. Kozlowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149488

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Seed Biology, Volume II: Germination Control, Metabolism, and Pathology is a part of a three-volume treatise, which aims to bring together a large body of important information on seed biology. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with a discussion on environmental control of germination and its biological significance. Separate chapters follow that discuss physiology and metabolism of seeds with specific dormancy and anomalous storage history, as well as those germinated under abnormal conditions. This work will be useful to various groups of research biologists and teachers, including agronomists, plant anatomists, biochemists, ecologists, entomologists, foresters, horticulturists, plant pathologists, and plant physiologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    1 Environmental Control of Seed Germination

    I. Environmental Control of Germination and Its Biological Significance

    II. Environmental Indicators and Plant Perception

    III. Immediate Responses

    IV. Postmaturation Conditioning

    V. Prematuration Conditioning


    2 Metabolism of Germinating Seeds

    I. Introduction

    II. Present State of Knowledge

    III. Basal Metabolism

    IV. Specific Metabolic Processes

    V. Epilogue


    3 Seed Dormancy

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of the Dormant State

    III. Physiology of Dormancy

    IV. Biochemistry of Dormancy

    V. Cytology of Dormant Embryos

    VI. Inheritance of Dormancy


    4 Physiological and Biochemical Deterioration of Seeds

    I. Introduction

    II. Indices for Measuring Deterioration

    III. Physiological Manifestations of Seed Deterioration

    IV. Biochemical Manifestations of Seed Deterioration

    V. Application of Physiological and Biochemical Changes for Evaluating Deterioration

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    5 Seed Pathology

    I. Seed Transmission of Pathogens

    II. Nontransmissible Pathological Conditions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149488

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T.T. Kozlowski

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