International collaborative conservation initiative to protect plant species against extinction. Includes resources for developing techniques for processing, testing and banking for partners, housed in West Sussex, for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.
Explains anatomy, germination, dormancy, after-ripening, including ß-1,3-glucanase biochemistry during endosperm rupture and coat-enhanced dormancy of tobacco. Includes PDF of publications from Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany.
Research on biosynthesis and role of abscisic acid in physiology, metabolism and maturation of the seed, identification of genes involved in germination control, and development in Arabidopsis. Administered by INRA at Versailles, France.
Degree programs and research on physiology of germination, dormancy, molecular genetics for applications in horticulture and agriculture. Includes dissertation list, and overview of the faculty at Lexington.
Provides information on a proteomic study of Arabidopsis thaliana covering the biochemical and genetic mechanisms that control seed dormancy and seed longevity, and that regulate the transition from quiescence to highly active metabolism during germination and seedling establishment.