Seed Biology and the Yield of Grain Crops

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The food supply to an expanding world population is based on grain crops (i.e. crops harvested for their seeds). Therefore, understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial in our efforts to increase production, in order to meet the needs of that population. Yield is determined by the ability of crop plants to use their assimilatory processes such as photosynthesis and also the biosynthetic processes in the seed, which are partly regulated within the seed itself. This book examines the determination ...