Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plant Seed Development

  • Brian A. Larkins
  • Indra K. Vasil

Part of the Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants book series (CMBP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Control of Seed Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ramin Yadegari, Robert B. Goldberg
      Pages 3-52
    3. Darleen A. Demason
      Pages 73-115
    4. Roy O. Morris
      Pages 117-148
  3. The Synthesis and Accumulation of Stored Metabolites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Niels C. Nielsen, Ronald Bassüner, Todd Beaman
      Pages 151-220
    3. Craig E. Coleman, Joanne M. Dannenhoffer, Brian A. Larkins
      Pages 257-288
    4. Douglas G. Muench, Thomas W. Okita
      Pages 289-330
    5. Karl A. Wilson
      Pages 331-374
    6. L. Curtis Hannah
      Pages 375-405
    7. John Browse
      Pages 407-440
    8. Mario Motto, Richard Thompson, Francesco Salamini
      Pages 479-522
  4. Control of Seed Maturation and Germination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 523-523
    2. John J. Harada
      Pages 545-592
  5. Manipulation of Seeds Through Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 593-593
    2. Enno Krebbers, Richard Broglie, Bill Hitz, Todd Jones, Natalie Hubbard
      Pages 595-633
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 635-649

About this book


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 .


Embryo Mutation Protein Seed biochemistry biotechnology plant development proteins quality regulation wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian A. Larkins
    • 1
  • Indra K. Vasil
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Plant Cell and Molecular BiologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4878-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8909-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-1932
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