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Further Selected Publications

1. Finch-Savage, W.E., Cadman, C.S.C, Toorop, T.E., Lynn, J.R. and Hilhorst, H.W.M. 2007. Seed dormancy release in Arabidopsis Cvi by dry after-ripening, low temperature, nitrate and light shows common quantitative patterns of gene expression directed by environmentally specific sensing. The Plant Journal 51, 60-78.

2. Finch-Savage, W.E. and Leubner-Metzger, G. 2006. Seed dormancy and the control of germination. New Phytologist (Tansley Review) 171, 501-523.

3. Cadman, C.S.C., Toorop, P.E, Hilhorst, H.W.M. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2006 Gene expression profiles of Arabidopsis Cvi seeds during cycling indicate a common underlying dormancy control mechanism. The Plant Journal 46, 805-822.

4. Finch-Savage, W.E., Côme, D. and Lynn, J.R., Corbineau, F. 2005. Sensitivity of Brassica oleracea seed germination to hypoxia: a QTL analysis. Plant Science 169, 753-759.

5. Finch-Savage, W.E., Rowse H.R. and Dent, K.C. 2005. Development of combined imbibition and hydrothermal threshold models to simulate maize (Zea mays L.) and chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed germination in variable environments. New Phytologist 165, 825-838.

6. Grundy, A and Finch-Savage, W. E. 2005. Understanding the relative establishment times of crops and weeds. The Vegetable Farmer. January 2005, 21-22.

7. Whalley, W.R., Finch-Savage, W.E., Clark, L.J. and Cope, R.E. 2004. The impact of mechanical impedance on the emergence of carrot and onion seedlings. Plant and Soil 265. 315-323.

8. Dent, K.C., Stephen, J.R. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2004. Molecular profiling of microbial communities associated with seeds of Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris (sugar beet). Journal of Microbial Methods 56, 17-26.

9. Finch-Savage, W.E. 2004. Understanding and improving crop establishment. Plant It, Issue 4, January 2004, 7-8.

10. Finch-Savage, W.E. 2004. The use of population-based threshold models to describe and predict the effects of seedbed environment on germination and seedling emergence of crops. In Benech-Arnold, R.L. and Sánchez, R.L., eds Seed physiology: applications to agriculture, Haworth Press, New York. pp. 51-96.

11. Finch-Savage, W.E., Dent, K.C., Clark, L.J. 2004. Soak conditions and temperature following sowing influence the response of maize (Zea mays L.) seeds to on-farm priming (pre-sowing seed soak). Field Crops Research 90, 361-374.

12. Murungu, F.S., Chiduza, C., Nyamugafata, P., Clark, L.J., Whalley, W.R. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2004 Effects of sowing occasion and "on-farm seed priming" on emergence and growth of maize in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Field Crops Research 89, 49-57.

13. Stephen, J.R., Dent, K.C. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2004. Molecular responses of Prunus avium embryonic axis to temperatures affecting dormancy. New Phytologist 161, 401-413.

14. Finch-Savage, W.E. 2003. Vegetable seed vigour: Looking to the future. The Vegetable Farmer. January 2003, 28-29.

15. Finch-Savage, W.E. 2003. Seed development: Onset of desiccation tolerance. In Thomos, B, Murphy, D.J. and Murray, B., eds Encyclopedia of applied plant sciences. Oxford: Elsevier Science. 1279-1284.

16. Finch-Savage, W.E., Clay, H.A., Budge, S.P., Dent, K.C., Clarkson, J.P. and Whipps, J.M. 2003. Biological control of Sclerotinia pseudotuberosa and other fungi during moist storage of Quercus robur L. seeds. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 109, 615-624.

17. Stephen, J.R., Dent, K.C. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2003. A cDNA encoding a cold-induced glycine-rich RNA binding protein from Prunus avium expressed in embryonic axes. Gene 320, 177-83.

18. Blake, P.S., Taylor, J.M. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2002. Identification of abscisic acid, indole-3-acetic acid, jasmonic acid, indole-3-acetonitrile, methyl jasmonate and gibberellins in developing, dormant and stratified seeds of ash (Fraxinus excelsior). Plant Growth Regulation 37, 119-125.

19. Finch-Savage, W.E. 2002 Vegetable crop establishment. The Vegetable Farmer, June 2002, 28-29.

20. Finch-Savage, W.E., Clay, H.A. and Dent, K.C. 2002. Seed maturity affects the uniformity of cherry (Prunus avium L.) seed response to dormancy-breaking treatments. Seed Science and Technology 30 , 483-97.

21. Kermode, A.R. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2002. Desiccation Sensitivity in orthodox and recalcitrant seeds in relation to development. In Black M and Pritchard H, eds. Desiccation and Plant Survival, Wallingford: CAB International. 149-184

22. Rowse, H.R. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2002. Hydrothermal threshold models can describe the germination response of carrot (Daucus carota L.) and onion (Allium cepa L.) seed populations across both sub and supra-optimal temperatures. New Phytologist. 158, 101-108.

23. Finch-Savage, W.E., Phelps, K., Steckel, J.R.A., Whalley, W.R. and Rowse, H.R. 2001. Seed reserve-dependant growth responses to temperature and water potential in carrot (Daucus carota L.). Journal of Experimental Botany 52, 2187-2197.

24. Greggains, G., Finch-Savage, W.E., Atherton, N.M. and Berjak, P. 2001. Viability loss and free radical processes during desiccation in the recalcitrant seeds of Avicennia marina. Seed Science Research 11, 235-242.

25. Whalley, W.R., Lipiec, J. Finch-Savage, W.E., Cope, R.E., Clark, L.J. and Rowse, H.R. 2001. Water stress can induce quiescence in newly-germinated onion (Alium cepa L.) seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany52, 1129-1133.

26. Rowse, H.R, McKee, J.M.T. and Finch-Savage, W.E. 2001. Membrane priming - a method for small samples of high-value seeds. Seed Science and Technology 29, 587-597.

27. Bettey, M., Finch-Savage, W.E., King, GJ. and Lynn, JR. 2000. Quantitative genetic analysis of seed vigour and pre-emergence seedling growth traits in Brassica oleracea L. New Phytologist148, 277-286.

28. Finch-Savage, W. E., Phelps, K., Peach, L. and Steckel, J. R. A. 2000. Use of threshold models under variable field conditions. In: Black M, Bradford K J and Vazquez-Ramos J, eds. Seed Biology: Advances and Applications. Wallingford: CAB International. 489-497

29. Greggains, G., Finch-Savage, W.E., Quick, P. and Atherton, N.M. 2000. Putative desiccation tolerance mechanisms in orthodox and recalcitrant seeds of the genus Acer. Seed Science Research 10, 317-327.

30. Greggains, G., Finch-Savage, W.E., Quick, P. and Atherton, N.M. 2000. Metabolism-induced free radical activity does not contribute significantly to loss of viability in moist-stored recalcitrant seeds of of contrasting species. New Phytologist 148, 267-276.

31. Whalley, W. R., Finch-Savage, W. E., Cope, R. E., Rowse, H. R. and Bird, N. R. A. 1999. The response of carrot (Daucus carrota L.) and onion (Allium cepa L.) seedlings to mechanical impedance and water stress at sub-optimal temperatures.Plant Cell and Environment 22, 229-242.

32. Pammenter, N. W., Greggains, V., Kioko, J. J., Wesley-Smith, J., Berjak, P. and Finch-Savage, W. E. 1998. The time factor during dehydration of non-orthodox (recalcitrant) seeds: Effects of differential drying rates on viability retention of Ekebergia capensis. Seed Science Research 8, 463-471.

33. Bettey, M. Sinniah, U. R., Finch-Savage, W. E. and Ellis R. H. 1998. Effect of irrigation on seed quality development in rapid-cycling Brassica (Brassica campestris [rapa]): Accumulation of three classes of stress protein. Annals of Botany82, 657-663.

34. Bettey, M. and Finch-Savage, W. E. 1998. Stress protein content of mature Brassica seeds and their germination performance.Seed Science Research 8, 347-355.

35. Finch-Savage, W. E., Steckel, J. R. A. and Phelps, K. 1998. Germination and post- germination growth to carrot seedling emergence: Predictive threshold models and sources of variation between sowing occasions. New Phytologist 139, 505-516.

36. Finch-Savage, W. E., Bergervoet, J. H. W., Bino, R. J., Clay, H. A. and Groot, S. P. C. 1998. Nuclear replication activity during seed-dormancy breakage and germination in three tree species: Norway maple (Acer platanoides L.), sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) and cherry (Prunus avium L.). Annals of Botany 81, 519-526.

37. Finch-Savage, W. E. and Clay, H. A. 1997. The influence of embryo restraint during dormancy loss and germination of Fraxinus excelsior seeds. In: Ellis RH, Black, M and Hong AJ, eds. Basic and Applied Aspects of Seed Biology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 245-253.

38. Finch-Savage, W. E. and Farrant, J. M. 1997. The development of desiccation-sensitive seeds in Quercus robur L.: Reserve accumulation and plant growth regulators. Seed Science Research 7, 35-39.

39. Bettey, M. and Finch-Savage, W. E. 1996. Respiratory enzyme activities during germination in Brassica seed lots of differing vigour. Seed Science Research 6, 165-173.

40. Finch-Savage, W. E. 1996. The role of developmental studies in research on recalcitrant and intermediate seeds. In: Ouedraogo AS, Poulsen K and Stubsgaard F, eds. Intermediate/recalcitrant tropical forest tree seeds. Rome: IPGRI, 83-97.

41. Finch-Savage, W. E., Blake, P. S. and Clay, H. A. 1996. Desiccation stress in recalcitrant Quercus robur L. seeds results in lipid peroxidation and increased synthesis of jasmonates and abscisic acid . Journal of Experimental Botany 47, 661-667.

42. Finch-Savage, W. E. 1995. Influence of seed quality on crop establishment, growth and yield. In: Basra AS, ed. Seed quality: Basic mechanisms and agricultural implications. New York: Food Products Press, 361-384.

43. Finch-Savage, W. E. and Clay, H. A. 1994. Evidence that ethylene, light and abscisic acid interact to inhibit germination in the recalcitrant seeds of Quercus robur L. Journal of Experimental Botany 45, 1295-1299.

44. Finch-Savage, W. E. and Clay, H. A. 1994. Water relations of germination in the recalcitrant seeds of Quercus robur L. Seed Science Research 4, 315-322.

45. Finch-Savage, W. E. and Blake, P. S. 1994. Indeterminate development in the desiccation -sensitive seeds of Quercus robur L. Seed Science Research 4, 127-133.

46. Finch-Savage, W. E., Hendry, G. A. F. and Atherton, N. M. 1994. Free radical activity and loss of viability during drying of desiccation-sensitive tree seeds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 102b, 257-260.

47. Finch-Savage, W. E., Pramanik, S. K. and Bewley, J. D. 1994. The expression of dehydrin proteins in desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds of temperate trees. Planta 193, 478-485.

48. Finch-Savage, W. E., and Phelps, K. 1993. Onion (Allium cepa L.) seedling emergence patterns can be explained by the influence of soil temperature and water potential on seed germination. Journal of Experimental Botany 44, 407-414.

49. Finch-Savage, W. E. 1992. Seed development in the recalcitrant species Quercus robur L. Germinability and desiccation tolerance. Seed Science Research 2, 17-22.

50. Hendry, G. A. F., Finch-Savage, W. E., Thorpe, P. C., Atherton, N. A., Buckland, S. M., Nilsson, K. A., and Seel, W.E. 1992. Free radical processes and loss of viability during desiccation in the recalcitrant species Quercus robur L. New Phytologist 122, 273-279.

51. Finch-Savage, W. E., Clay, H. A., Blake, P. S., and Browning, G. 1992. Seed development in the recalcitrant species Quercus robur L.: Water status and endogenous abscisic Acid levels. Journal of Experimental Botany 43, 671-679.

52. Grange, R. I., and Finch-Savage, W. E. 1992. Embryo water status and development of the recalcitrant species Quercus robur L.: Determination of water relations parameters by pressure-volume analysis. Journal of Experimental Botany 43, 657-662.

53. Finch-Savage, W. E. 1992. Embryo water status and survival in the recalcitrant species Quercus robur L.: Evidence for a critical moisture content. Journal of Experimental Botany 43, 663-669.