The Plant Seed - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126020502, 9781483271408

The Plant Seed

1st Edition

Development, Preservation, and Germination

Editors: Irwin Rubenstein Ronald L. Phillips Charles E. Green
eBook ISBN: 9781483271408
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 276
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Description

The Plant Seed: Development, Preservation, and Germination presents papers delivered on the symposium on plant seed, held at the University of Minnesota in 1978. The volume discusses the development, preservation, and germination of the plant seed. The topics of this compendium focus on various aspects of the plant seed. The first group of papers describes genetic, hormonal, and molecular events associated with seed development, with particular attention given to the molecular biology of storage protein formation; the second group of papers examines the physiological and genetic aspects of germplasm preservation. The final group of papers examines the molecular aspects of seed germination.
The book will be of interest to botanists, biologists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, plant pathologists, and geneticists.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Section I Seed Development

The Major Storage Protein of French Bean Seeds: Characterization in Vivo and Translation in Vitro

Molecular Basis of Zein Protein Synthesis in Maize Endosperm

The Mechanism of Zein Synthesis and Deposition in Protein Bodies of Maize Endosperm

Isolation and Characterization of Messenger RNAs that Code for the Subunits of Soybean Seed Protein

Regulatory Variant and Mutant Alleles in Higher Organisms and Their Possible Origin via Chromosomal Breaks

Role of Stored Messenger RNA in Late Embryo Development and Germination

Hormonal Control of Storage Protein Synthesis in Phaseolus vulgaris

Section II Seed Preservation

Physiological and Other Aspects of Seed Preservation

Germplasm Preservation: The Basis of Future Feast or Famine: Genetic Resources of Maize—An Example

Section III Seed Germination

Nucleotide Metabolism and the Germination of Seed Embryonic Axes

Dormancy Breaking by Hormones and Other Chemicals—Action at the Molecular Level

Hormonal Control of Endosperm Function during Germination

Index

Details

No. of pages:
276
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483271408

About the Editor

Irwin Rubenstein

Ronald L. Phillips

Charles E. Green

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