Seed Physiology

K Natarajan

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  • ISBN: 9788185211657

  • No. of Pages: 423

  • Imprint: Associated Publishing Company

  • Publisher: Associated Publishing Company

  • Year: 2016

Seed Physiology will give an insight into fundamentals of seed science. The first evergreen revolution bloomed as a result of development of high yielding varieties and timely availability of good quality seeds. Modern agriculture is unsustainable, as it cannot continue to produce enough food for the ever-growing population. In order to increase the production potential under stressful environment with limited resources the use of high quality seeds is inevitable. A good quality seed should be genetically pure, physiologically sound with good health and vigour. Among the above qualities, physiologically sound seed will have more germination percentage with high vigour, which is essential under stressful environment. Hence, understanding basic physiological process and metabolism in seed during germination, emergence, growth and development is indispensable for scientists in plant sciences. Respected authorities discuss in detail the full spectrum of issues on seed physiology making it an essential resource for educators, agriculturalists. Researchers, environments, seed technologists, physiologists and students.

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Dr. K. Vanangamudi, Dean, Adhiparasakthi Agricutural College (Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore), Kalavai, Vellore District, TN, India, is a Seed Scientist and has 22 years of experience in the field of UG and PG teaching, research and extension service.
Dr. Mallika Vanangamudi, is Associate Professor of Crop Physiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and has 17 years of experience in the field of teaching, research and extension service.
Dr. M. Djanaguiraman, serving as a Teaching Assistant, at Agricutural Research Station, Bhavanisagar, Tamil Nadu.
Dr. K. Natarajan, is Assistant Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Adhiparasakthi Agricutural College, Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. N. Natarajan, is Professor of Seed Science and Technology and working as Deputy Director of Research in the Directorate of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Mr. T. Saravanan, Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, ;Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu,
Dr. K. Raja, is working as a Research Associate at Central Institute of Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, India.

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