The Plant Seed

The Plant Seed

Development, Preservation, and Germination

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Irwin Rubenstein, Ronald L. Phillips, Charles E. Green
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271408

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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.

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  • Contents



    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


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  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271408

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Irwin Rubenstein

Ronald L. Phillips

Charles E. Green

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