Priming and accelerated ageing affect L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase activity in tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum Mill . )

@inproceedings{seed1996PrimingAA,
  title={Priming and accelerated ageing affect L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase activity in tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum Mill . )},
  author={seed and Sharon T. Kester and Robert L. Geneve and Robert L. Houtz},
  year={1996}
}
Damage and degradation of cellular proteins is observed during age-induced seed deterioration, LIsoaspartyl protein methyltransferase (EC 2.1.1.77) is an enzyme hypothesized to play a role in limiting and repairing age-induced damage to proteins. Tomato {Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. 'New Yorker') seeds were assayed for changes in L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase activity during accelerated ageing and after osmotic priming. Accelerated ageing of seeds for 1-4 d at 45 C and 100% relative humidity… CONTINUE READING