Seed Development: OMICS Technologies toward Improvement of Seed Quality and Crop Yield

OMICS in Seed Biology

  • Ganesh K. Agrawal
  • Randeep Rakwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Introduction

  3. Transcriptomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Tie Liu, S. Lori Tausta, Neeru Gandotra, Timothy Nelson
      Pages 61-80
    3. Guifeng Wang, Gang Wang, Fei Wang, Rentao Song
      Pages 81-97
    4. Richard C. Macknight, Rowan P. Herridge, Robert C. Day
      Pages 99-110
    5. Jerome Verdier, Vagner A. Benedito, Michael K. Udvardi
      Pages 111-127
    6. Sangeeta Dhaubhadel, Frédéric Marsolais
      Pages 129-142
  4. Proteomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Jean-Louis Prioul, Domenica Manicacci, Catherine Damerval, Valérie Méchin
      Pages 247-264
    3. Ján A. Miernyk, Mark L. Johnston
      Pages 265-278
    4. William C. Plaxton, Brendan O’Leary
      Pages 279-301
  5. Metabolomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Guillaume Marti, Matthias Erb, Serge Rudaz, Ted Turlings, Jean-Luc Wolfender
      Pages 305-341
  6. Towards Systems Biology: Organization, Integration and Modelization of Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Eva Grafahrend-Belau, Björn H. Junker, Falk Schreiber
      Pages 345-366
    3. Thierry Joët, Eleanore T. Wurtzel, Fumio Matsuda, Kazuki Saito, Stéphane Dussert
      Pages 367-385
    4. Christian Krach, Eva Grafahrend-Belau, Hart Poskar, Kai Schallau, Falk Schreiber, Björn H. Junker
      Pages 387-405
    5. Hélène Zuber, Mélanie Noguero, Christine Le Signor, Richard Thompson, Karine Gallardo
      Pages 407-432
  7. Discovery-Driven Seed and Yield Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Marc Galland, Imen Lounifi, Gwendal Cueff, Aurélie Baldy, Halima Morin, Dominique Job et al.
      Pages 477-501
    3. Lena Y. C. Soo, Nicole E. Walczyk, Penelope M. C. Smith
      Pages 503-525
    4. Howard Davies, Louise Shepherd
      Pages 555-567
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 550-550

About this book


This book is a unique book, providing a rich source of information on seed development. Seed development is a key step of the plant life cycle that determines the nutrient value of seeds. The nutrient value of seeds is mainly due to storage reserve products such as carbohydrates, lipids (triacylglycerols), and proteins. Omics-oriented approaches have unraveled the mystery of seed biology at an unexpected pace - faster than ever imagined. Containing many important features including physiological and morphological variations in seed species, application of high-throughput technologies in generating datasets and their analysis to drive physiology and biology, integration of such technologies with breeding and other classical approaches in improving seed quality and crop yield and food quality and safety assessment, and a huge reference compilation. These features make this book highly valuable for readers including students. Each chapter of this book has been written and edited by highly experienced scientists. This book is also very useful for all aspects of research in plant biology. The scope of this book is wide including its usefulness in the pharmaceutical industry and medical research given the fact that crop plants are the target for producing proteins / drugs in nutrition (vitamin A) and medicine. In conclusion, the book serves as a reference and textbook in the field of plant seed development, and will further fuel the explosion of interest in this young and dynamic biological discipline. The basic and advanced knowledge translated more appropriately in this book will help in developing integrated strategies to eventually improve the nutritional value of plant seed and crop yield, a critical goal in food security issues around the globe.   


Metabolomics Omics technologies Seed development Seed storage reserves Systems biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ganesh K. Agrawal
    • 1
  • Randeep Rakwal
    • 2
  1. 1.RLABBLalitpurNepal
  2. 2., BiologyUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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