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Mobilization of Stored Seed Reserves

  • J. Derek Bewley
  • Michael Black

Abstract

The mobilization of the stored reserves in the storage organs invariably commences after radicle elongation; i.e., it is a postgerminative event. In the growing regions (i.e., axis) some mobilization can occur before germination is completed; here the reserves are generally present in minor amounts, although the products of their hydrolysis might be important for early seedling establishment.

Keywords

Carbohydrate Cytosol NADH Catalase Hemicellulose 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Derek Bewley
    • 1
  • Michael Black
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Physiology Research Group, Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Queen Elizabeth CollegeUniversity of LondonCampden Hill, LondonEngland

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