Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Seed Dormancy and Germination"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 13513
Interests: rice; seed dormancy and germination; seed development; vitality of seeds; storage of seeds
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Seeds are the most important means of production in agriculture. Seed dormancy, germination and longevity are closely related to agricultural production. For example, precocious germination in cereal crops, otherwise known as preharvest sprouting (PHS) or vivipary, seriously affects the yield and grain quality of these crops. However, viviparous seed viability quickly decreases during seed storage. In Arabidopsis, many of these factors are mediated by hormones, such as GA, ABA and ROS; some major regulators controlling seed development are also known to be involved in the process, such as Fus3, Lec2, etc. Recently, chromatin modifications have also been reported to be involved in the process. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of seed dormancy, germination or longevity.
Prof. Dr. Jun Fang
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- seed dormancy and germination
- seed storage and viability or longevity
- embryo lethal
- endosperm development
- grain filling