Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Seed Biology Updates

Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Dr. Jimenez-Lopez was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University, the USA, and Marie Curie Research Fellow (EU - FP7) at the University of Western Australia and CSIC. Currently, he is a Senior Research Fellow (Ramon y Cajal research program, 2016 - present). He is the author of more than 65 journal articles, 29 book chapters, 2 patents, an active member of different Scientific Societies, and editor of multiple books.

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Factors Causing Seed Dormancy Seed Testing Seed Vigor Genetics and Genomics Regulatory "Filling" Signals Seed Filling Physiological Functions Nitrosative Metabolism Drought and Heat-Stress Functional Biochemistry Seed Yields Nutritional Quality Seed Filling

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Seeds play a crucial role in agriculture, as means to complete the life plant cycle and to sure plants from one generation to the next, and in food security as a fundamental service in the global economy and for the agro-food industry with technological applications. Well-matured seeds production in plants is the key feature for successful seed production, increased productivity through the breeding of new varieties/cultivars and hybrids exhibiting improved vigor, better seed nutritional and therapeutic values, new nutraceutical properties, and copping with biotic and abiotic stresses under global environmental changes.

Seed filling has become a physiologically dynamic and well-regulated process that involves cell expansion and accumulation of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates in their storage tissues (endosperm and cotyledon). It has a major influence on many seed functional features like the previously mentioned, but also affecting many other agricultural traits such as final yield, seed size and composition, and quality, germination, dormancy release, etc.

This book project aims to show the last insights in signaling, genetic and regulatory processes governing seed filling, and related physiological cues to better understand how to improve this seed developmental process for biotechnical applications.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 27th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: January 23rd 2022

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Review results due: April 13th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 12th 2022

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About the editor

Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Dr. Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez, BS. Biochemistry (1998), BS. Biological Sciences (2001), MS. Agricultural Sciences (2004), University of Granada, Spain; and Ph.D. Plant Cell Biology (2008) at CSIC. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University, USA (2008-2011), and Marie Curie Research Fellow (EU - FP7) (2012-2015) at the University of Western Australia and CSIC. Currently, he is a Senior Research Fellow (Ramon y Cajal research program, 2016 - present), working 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 65 journal articles, 29 book chapters, 2 patents, and more than 130 international congresses. He is an active member of different Scientific Societies and editor of multiple books.

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