TITLE

Enzyme activity and seedling growth of soybean seeds under accelerated aging

AUTHOR(S)
Nooshabadi, S. J. Yadollhhi; Mashayekhi, F.
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry;2013, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Seed aging is the main problem of seed storage. Changes of bio-chemical and reduction of seedling growth are consequence of seed deterioration. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of accelerated aging on soybean seed germination indexes and enzyme activity. Seeds were incubated in closed plastic boxes for the accelerated aging treatments. Three accelerate aging regimes were performed by placing seeds at 41°C and relative humidity (RH) of 90-100 % for 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 days periods. Our results showed that increasing aging duration resulted higher reduction in germination characteristics, catalase and ascorbate peroxidase. Germination percentage, means time to germination, germination index, normal seedling percentage and enzyme activity decrease significantly.
ACCESSION #
91939601

 

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