Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Estacion Experimental del Zaidin; Department of Stress, Development and Signaling in Plants

Dr. Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez obtained a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1998, a BS in Biological Sciences in 2001, and an MS in Agricultural Sciences in 2004. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology in 2008 from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). During 2008–2011, Dr. Jimenez-Lopez was working as postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University, USA; 2012–2015 as Marie Curie Research Fellow (EU - FP7 program) at the University of Western Australia; 2016 - 2021 as Senior Ramon y Cajal researcher at CSIC. Currently, he is a Tenured Scientist at CSIC, focused in the functionality, health benefits, and molecular allergy aspects of seed proteins from crop species of agro-industrial interest (mainly legumes). He is the author of more than 70 journal articles, more than 30 book chapters, 2 patents, and more than 150 international congresses. He is an active member of different scientific societies and scientific editor of different book editorials.

Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez

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Abiotic stresses negatively affect crop production and thus threaten global food security. To confront this challenge, it is important to understand the physiological processes and functional cues of seeds, particularly in the field of seed development (seed filling), and its influence on seed dormancy and germination. This book presents a comprehensive overview of seed physiology and the effects of stressors such as salinity, drought, and high temperature. It also discusses the genetic mechanisms and biochemical and physiological cues that govern seed filling, seed development features under stress environments, seed dormancy and germination, and agronomic management to help crops develop resilience to climate change.

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