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Chapter 1 Pages 1-30: Seed Biology

Agricultural development and the recognition that seeds are the primary base for obtaining good crops promoted the study of seed biology in crops. Traditionally, this study focused on cereal, grain, and other seeds basic to the human diet such as rice (Oryza sativa), wheat (Triticum aestivum), corn (Zea mays), barley (Hordeum vulgare), rye (Secale cereale), beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), and soybeans (Glycine max). The study and research of these basic seeds continues to grow, especially when demographic explosion and climatic global change undermine our confidence that we have the capacity to feed present and future human populations.

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Author(s): E. M. Flores

Publication: Tropical Tree Seed Manual

Section: Chapter 1