Optimizing seed water content: relevance to storage stability and molecular mobility.

@article{Zhang2010OptimizingSW,
  title={Optimizing seed water content: relevance to storage stability and molecular mobility.},
  author={Ming Zhang and Jia-Jin Zhuo and Xu Wang and Sen Wu and Xiao-feng Wang},
  journal={Journal of integrative plant biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={324-31}
}
This research was conducted to determine the optimum moisture content (MC) that gave maximum longevity to seeds. Three species were used to represent seeds with different dry matter reserves, which gives them different sorption properties: maize (Zea mays L.), elm (Ulmus pumila L.) and safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.). The seeds of elm, safflower, and maize embryos with MC ranging from 0.00-0.15 g H2O/g dry weight (DW) were stored at 35 degrees C for different periods of time. The results… CONTINUE READING