Seed physiology and germination of grain legumes

Jaime Kigel, Leah Rosental, Aaron Fait

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An integrative review and analysis of seed germination of grain legumes, combining seed structural morphology, physiology of dormancy and germination metabolism is presented, bridging between disciplines and research approaches. A deeper understanding of the links between seed development, environmental conditions, and processes controlling seed germination and metabolism is attempted, in view of present and future needs for improved grain legume cultivars with greater range of adaptation to more extreme climatic and edaphic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrain Legumes
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781493927975
ISBN (Print)9781493927968
StatePublished - 27 Aug 2015


  • Domestication
  • Hardseededness
  • Imbibition damage
  • Seed-coat permeability
  • Seed dormancy
  • Seed metabolomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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