Seed Testing: Principles And Practices by Sabry G. EliasSeed Testing: Principles And Practices by Sabry G. Elias

Seed Testing: Principles And Practices

EditorSabry G. Elias, Lawrence O. Copeland, Miller B. Mcdonald

Hardcover | June 1, 2012

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An essential reference for students, seed technologists, researchers, and seed industry personnel, this comprehensive guide outlines the most widely performed modern seed quality tests, explores the principles behind them, the history of seed testing, why seeds are tested and when, and sampling, sub-sampling, seed laboratory management, accreditation, and seed quality assurance programs. The authors describe statistical applications to seed testing and tolerances, and they provide a detailed morphological and structural description of seed formation and development. The book examines the testing of genetic traits and transgenic seeds, including DNA and protein genetic purity tests, and cultivar purity identification for conventional seeds. In addition to the most common seed purity and viability tests, tests for seed and seedling vigor, seed-borne diseases and seed moisture determination are also discussed.

Sabry G. Elias is Associate Professor of seed science and technology at Oregon State University.  Lawrence O. Copeland is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University.Miller B. McDonald is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University.Ri...
Title:Seed Testing: Principles And PracticesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:364 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611860393

ISBN - 13:9781611860399


Editorial Reviews

Seed Testing: Principles and Practices fills a long-standing need for a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of seed testing. Anyone involved in seed germination research or seed testing will want a copy of this book.  
—Gregory E. Welbaum, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech