The first book on the problems of seed viability to include contributions by international experts, this volume covers all the major aspects of the subject: biochemical control mechanisms; the stability of structures at the subcellular level; the effects of environmental factors--before harvesting, during harvesting and processing, during storage, and after sowing--on the viability, seed vigor, and the performance of mature plants; the cytological, genetic, and metabolic changes associated with loss of viability during storage; the effects of microorganisms on seed deterioration; the methods of measuring and predicting viability; the biochemical control mechanisms in resting seed; and the factors affecting the survival of natural seed populations in the soil.
- Publisher: Syracuse University Press
- ISBN-10: 0815650337
- Dewey Decimal: 631.521
- ECHO Library: 631.521 ROB