Germination and Reserve Mobilization

Germination and Reserve Mobilization

by David R. Murray

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ISBN-13: 9781483269191
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume 1

1. Structural Aspects of Dormancy

I. Introduction

II. The Concept of Dormancy

III. Dormancy, Seed Viability and Longevity

IV. Structural Factors Influencing Coat-Imposed Dormancy

V. Mechanical Strength of the Seed Coat

VI. Treatment to Break Dormancy

VII. Concluding Remarks


2. Metabolic Aspects of Dormancy

I. Introduction

II. Gene Repression

III. Hormonal Changes

IV. Phytochrome Control of Metabolism

V. Respiration

VI. Mobilization of Reserves

VII. Conclusion


3. Early Events in Germination

I. Introduction

II. The Phase of Imbibition

III. Metabolism

IV. Concluding Discussion


4. Mobilization of Polysaccharide Reserves from Endosperm

I. Introduction

II. Starch Hydrolysis in Cereal Endosperm

III. Cell Wall Mobilization

IV. Future Prospects


5. Mobilization of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Endosperm

I. Introduction

II. Mobilization of Nitrogen

III. Mobilization of Phosphorus

IV. Conceptual Model of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Mobilization


6. Mobilization of Oil and Wax Reserves

I. Introduction

II. Oil and Wax Composition of Mature Seeds

III. Developmental Patterns of Glyoxysomes and Their Enzymes

IV. Lipolysis of Triacylglycerols

V. Lipolysis of Wax Esters

VI. ß-Oxidation of Fatty Acids

VII. Metabolism of Acetyl Coenzyme A

VIII. Control of Lipid Mobilization

IX. Summary and Perspectives


7. Axis-Cotyledon Relationships during Reserve Mobilization

I. The Influence of Cotyledons on Axis Development

II. Regulation of Reserve Mobilization from Cotyledons by the Axis

III. Conclusions


Plant Species Index

Subject Index

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