Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in

Seed Biology

Edited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The seed can be considered the most important plant reproductive element, as a dispersal unit for a successful reproduction in all gymnosperms and flowering plants. The formation of the seed is part of the process of reproduction in seed plants, starting with a mature ovule and following with the fertilization by pollen and some growth within the mother plant to the final outcome of an embryo developed from the zygote, the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule, and a nurturing endosperm in several species. Thanks to this key element as it is the seed, the spermatophytes now dominate all types of biological niches on land, from forests to grasslands, both in hot and cold climates. In this metadata information era, we have the chance for a deeper understanding of seed physiological and developmental processes in order to provide the fundamental basis for making plant (seed) biology research relevant and productive,coping with future challenges.

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Seed BiologyEdited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Published: December 6th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68178

ISBN: 978-953-51-3622-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3621-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4576-9

Copyright year: 2017

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34952 Total Chapter Downloads

76 Crossref Citations

34 Web of Science Citations

127 Dimensions Citations


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1. Roles of the Environment in Plant Life-History Trade-offs

By Yang Liu, Jeffrey L. Walck and Yousry A. El-Kassaby


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2. Decoding the Transcriptome of Rice Seed During Development

By Arunima Mahto, Iny Elizebeth Mathew and Pinky Agarwal


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3. Transcriptome (ESTs) of Avocado “Native” Mexicano Early Seed Development Shows Abundance of Regulatory, Antioxidant and Defense Genes

By Luis María Suárez-Rodríguez, Fernando Sánchez-Albarrán, Huber León-Corona and Rodolfo López-Gómez


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4. Identification and Mapping of Phosphorylated Isoforms of the Major Storage Protein of Potato Based on Two- Dimensional Electrophoresis

By Javier Bernal, María López-Pedrouso, Daniel Franco, Susana Bravo, Lucio García and Carlos Zapata


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5. Seed Dormancy

By Mustafa Yildiz, Ramazan Beyaz, Mehtap Gursoy, Murat Aycan, Yusuf Koc and Mustafa Kayan


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6. Characterization of Genotype by Planting Date Effects on Runner-Type Peanut Seed Germination and Vigor Response to Temperature

By Timothy L. Grey, Charles Y. Chen, Russell Nuti, Walter Scott Monfort and George Cutts III


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7. Impact of Conditions of Water Supply on the Germination of Tomato and Pepper Seeds

By Yekaterina Shapira, Edward Bormashenko, Gene Whyman, Bat- Chen Lubin and Elyashiv Drori


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8. Metabolic Processes During Seed Germination

By Awatif S. Ali and Alaaeldin A. Elozeiri


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9. Free Radicals and Antioxidant System in Seed Biology

By Fadime Eryılmaz Pehlivan


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10. Anatomical and Chemical Insights into the White Clover (Trifolium repens L.) Seed Coat Associated to Water Permeability

By Alberto Aníbal Galussi and María Esther Moya


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11. Morphological Studies on Seeds of Scrophulariaceae s.l. and Their Systematic Significance

By Balkrishna Ghimire, Go Eun Choi, Hayan Lee, Kweon Heo and Mi Jin Jeong


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12. Seed Transmission of Tobamoviruses: Aspects of Global Disease Distribution

By Aviv Dombrovsky and Elisheva Smith


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13. Biology of Seed Vigor in the Light of -omics Tools

By Isaac Oludayo Daniel


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14. The Potential of Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum L.) Seeds for Development of Functional Foods

By Chandra Shekhar Singh and Vinod Kumar Paswan


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15. Genetic Improvement of Oilseed Crops Using Modern Biotechnology

By Diego Villanueva-Mejia and Javier Correa Alvarez


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16. Application of Mechanics to Plant Seeds as a Granular or Particulate Material

By Michal Petrů and Ivan Mašín


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