Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plant Seed Development

Editors: Larkins, Brian A., Vasil, Indra K. (Eds.)

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The beginnings of human civili zation can be traced back to the time , ne- ly 12 ,000 years ago , when th e early humans gradually ch anged from a life of hunting and gathering food , to producing food. This beginning of pri- tive agriculture ensured a dependable supply of food , and fostered the living together of people in groups and the development of s o c i e ty. During th is time, plant s e e ds were recognized a s a valuable s o ur c e of food and nutrition , and began to be used for growing plants for food. Ever s i n c e , plant seeds have played an important role in the development of the human civilization . Even today, s e e ds of a few crop s p e c i e s , s uc h as the cereals and legume s, are the primary s o u r c e of most human food , and the predominant commodity in international agriculture. Owing to their great importance as food for human s and in international trade , seeds have been a favorite object of s t u d y by developmental biologists and physiologi sts , nutritionist s and chem i sts . A wealth of useful information i s available on th e biology of seed s .

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`The book represents the most comprehensive current review of the field of plant seed development. It is clearly written and well edited. Over 90 illustrations help to understand relationship of different regulatory processes and mechanisms. It can be recommended to advanced students as well as to researchers of physiology, genetics and molecular biology of seed as well as whole plant development. It is also valuable source of information for plant breeders and biotechnologists.'
Biologia Plantarum, 43:4,(2000)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Embryogenesis in Dicotyledonous Plants

    Yadegari, Ramin (et al.)

    Pages 3-52

  • Development of the Suspensor: Differentiation, Communication, and Programmed Cell Death During Plant Embryogenesis

    Schwartz, Brian W. (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • Endosperm Structure and Development

    Demason, Darleen A.

    Pages 73-115

  • Hormonal Regulation of Seed Development

    Morris, Roy O.

    Pages 117-148

  • The Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Embryo Storage Proteins

    Nielsen, Niels C. (et al.)

    Pages 151-220

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plant Seed Development
Editors
  • Brian A. Larkins
  • Indra K. Vasil
Series Title
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8909-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8909-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4645-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4878-3
Series ISSN
1381-1932
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 650
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