This chapter considers the development of seeds on the parent plant. Basic descriptions of this process can be found in elementary botany texts, and greater detail may be seen for example in Foster and Gifford (1974), in monographs such as Corner (1976), or in original papers. The main developmental patterns found in gymnosperms and angiosperms will be considered, although the many developmental peculiarities, such as those found in the Gnetales for example, will receive little mention.
KeywordsPollen Tube Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Seed Dormancy Female Gametophyte Male Gamete
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