How do you see the difference between the seeds of 693 different species from 105 plant families? The nine major families representing two thirds of the number of plant species, namely 465. These are also extensively covered in the training course Seed Identification.
The aim of the training course is to improve the identification of (other) seeds that are found as impurities in seed samples. A first major step in seed identification is the recognition of the plant family, making it possible to consult efficiently reference collections and seed atlases for a final identification. In this training course, those families will be introduced that represent the majority of the seeds from the ISTA list of stabilized plant names.
The lecturers of the course are prof. dr. René T.J. Cappers and dr. ir. Renée M. Bekker of the University of Groningen.