Integrative Seed Biology is a seed biology program at Oregon State University established by the NSF CAREER grant. The program consists of research and learning activities on plant seeds. This website introduces you to our research projects and useful information on seeds.



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Seed Biology Books



 Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy

J. Derek Bewley

Kent J. Bradford

Henk WM Hilhorst

Hiro Nonogaki

3rd Edition, Springer


Seed Development, Dormancy and Germination

 Kent J. Bradford and Hiro Nonogaki, eds

Blackwell Publishing


The Encyclopedia of Seeds: Science, Technology and Uses

Michael Black, J. Derek Bewley and Peter Halmer, eds

CAB International 

Seed Conferences

Seed Longevity Workshop

Wernigerode, Germany, July 5-8, 2015


Brazilian Seed Congress

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, September 14, 2015



Seed Biology Links 

International Society for Seed Science (ISSS)

Seed Science Research (ISSS official journal)

Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis

Seed Biology at University of Kentucky

Seed Biology at the Ohio State University




'Seed Science' chocolate

(Courtesy of Prof. Alan Taylor, Cornell University)


Seed Science Center, Iowa State University

Wageningen Seed Center, The Netherlands

Seed Biology Laboratory, INRA, France

Seed Biology Place, UK

Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, UK


Useful Websites for Seed and Plant Biology 



Botany Online, University of Hamburg 



University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Botany


<ABC Model> 

Meyerowitz Lab, California Institute of Technology


<Arabidopsis Information>

TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)


<Arabidopsis Seeds>

ABRC, Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, Ohio State University


<Arabidopsis Knockout Plants> 

SIGnAL, Salk Institute Genomic Analysis Laboratory, National Science Foundation






The Biology Project, University of Arizona


<Yucca & Moth> 

WAYNE'S WORD, Volume 9 [Number 2] Summer 2000


<Ginkgo biloba> 



<Double Fertilization> 

Computer Teaching Tips, Eastern Michigan University


<Cytoplasmic Male Sterility> 

Plsc431/631, Intermediate Genetics, North Dakota State University


<Cytoplasmic MaleSterility> 

Indian Agricultural Resources – Seeds



Kimball's Biology Pages





<Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy> 

Molecular Expressions [Dr. Michael W. Davidson], Florida State University






Water structure and science, Dr. Martin Chaplin, London South Bank University, UK


<Peptide Bond> 

Peptides and Proteins, Synthesis, A condensation reaction


<Sedimentation Velocity>

Sedimentation Velocity


<Specialty Corns>

High-Amylose, High-Oil and High-Lysine Corns





<BLAST Search> 

NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information





<Evolution of Seeds>


<Seed Dispersal by Bats>

Atlas of Seeds Dispersed by Bats in the Neotropics





<Longevity Gene "Indy"> 

Lord of the [Ancient] Flies





<Protein Gel Electrophoresis> 

Electrophoresis Simulation Site, Rochester Institute of Technology

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