Seed Technology

  • J. W. Bradbeer
Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


Seed technology has been an essential foundation of all the major human civilizations and is a necessary part of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. For convenience, or for the maintenance of genotypes that would be lost in meiotic segregation and recombination, many plants (crops, ornamentals, fruits, etc.) are reproduced vegetatively by traditional means, and increasingly by the application of plant biotechnology through the multiplication of plant cells in culture followed by callus formation and the development of plantlets. Since plantlet development involves embryoid formation, a new area of biotechnology is the conversion of embryoids into artificial seeds.


Seed Bank Seed Dormancy Seed Quality Artificial Seed Meiotic Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Bradbeer
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK

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