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Seed Development and Maturation

  • J. Derek Bewley
  • Michael Black


Before we can consider the specific physiological and biochemical processes intimately involved in seed development, it is necessary to review briefly the morphological and anatomical aspects of embryo and storage tissue formation. The variations in patterns of development are numerous, so we will present here only a generalized picture of what occurs in a conifer (gymnosperm), a dicot, and a monocot angiosperm.


Seed Coat Storage Protein Seed Development Protein Body Acyl Carrier Protein 
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Section 2.4

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Derek Bewley
    • 1
  • Michael Black
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Division of Life Sciences, King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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