Autor(es): Julio Marcos Filho
Knowing the activity of seed components during the processes of formation, maturation, dormancy, imbibition, germination, and deterioration allows better understanding of the development of the seedling derived from the seed and the physiological deficiencies that characterize abnormalities in germination tests in the laboratory and of emergence in sand or directly in field soil.
It is important to know the types of water and the water content present in the seed and how they affect seed longevity, together with storage temperature, so as to make decisions regarding aeration, drying, and storage processes with a view toward seed conservation up to the beginning of a new crop season.
The book, Seed Physiology of Cultivated Plants, in its second edition, updated and with 30% more content, makes a considerable contribution to all who have selected the area of Seed Science and Technology as a professional activity, whether professors, students, researchers, or professionals in seed production companies.
This book was written with practical utilization of physiological knowledge of seeds in mind.
The book is composed by 660 pages and covers the following chapters:
02. The Importance of Seeds
03. Seed Formation
04. Seed Development (Maturation)
05. The Chemistry of Seeds (Stored Reserves)
06. Water Relations in Seeds
07. Seed Dormancy
09. Seed Deterioration
10. Recalcitrant Seeds
11. Seed Priming
12. Vigor and Seed Performance
13. Evaluation of Seed Physiological Potential