This chapter discusses the gene expression under stress tolerance and in the absence of stress tolerance at seed priming and drying. An experimental model set up using cabbage seeds of different physiological qualities is described. The topics discussed include: effects of priming on germination rate and storability; sensitivity to ultra-drying; seed maturity; and gene expression studies using cDNA microarrays.
|Title of host publication||The biology of seeds:|
|Subtitle of host publication||recent research advances : proceedings of the seventh international workshop on seeds, Salamanca, Spain 2002|
|Editors||G. Nicolas, K.J. Bradford, D. Come, H.W. Pritchard|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|