20 Emerging and Established Model Systems for Endosperm Weakening

@inproceedings{LeubnerMetzger200620EA,
  title={20 Emerging and Established Model Systems for Endosperm Weakening},
  author={Gerhard Leubner-Metzger and Brent D. Kucera and Kerstin M{\"u}ller and Stephen W. Adkins and Sarah Ashmore and Sheldon C. Navie},
  year={2006}
}
Endosperm rupture is the main germination-limiting process in members of the Asteraceae (e.g. lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) ) and Solanaceae (e.g. tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). About four decades ago a ‘hatching enzyme’ was proposed to cause endosperm weakening (i.e. a decline in the mechanical resistance of the micropylar endosperm), which is likely to be essential for seeds to complete germination. Although, there are established model systems among… CONTINUE READING

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