Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 565–566. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 655–656. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Polevoi. BOOK REVIEWS Seed Germination: A Guide to the Early Stages, N.V. Obroucheva, Leiden: Backhuys, 1999 This book starts with a foreword written by Prof. is triggered automatically, because the seed absorbs Daphne J. Osborne (Oxford Open University, United water as a porous body ramiﬁed by microcapillaries Kingdom), a famous investigator of protein and nucleic and abundant in interfaces formed by proteins, starch, acid syntheses in seeds. She wrote that the analyses and and cell-wall carbohydrates. constructions of the author are thought provoking and The third chapter focuses on events that develop the insight directed at each example introduces new only in embryo axes within a hydration range from ways to consider concepts of growth control in the cells 60% up to the level at which cell elongation starts to of the embryo axis. It is the approach from the perspec- perform the radicle emergence. This pregerminative tive of growth in seed germination that sets off this stage comprises the processes based on already acti- book from other books
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