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Research Journal of Seed Science
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 106-116
DOI: 10.3923/rjss.2011.106.116
Biochemical Changes During the Storage of Seeds of Hopea ponga (Dennst.) Mabberly: An Endemic Species of Western Ghats
Sukesh and K.R. Chandrashekar

Abstract:
Hopea ponga (Dennst.) mabberly seeds were selected to study the germination, viability and the biochemical changes during germination of the seeds at different temperatures. The stored seeds were allowed to germinate using rolled paper towel method, biochemical changes during germination and lipid peroxidation value were determined following standard procedures. The loss in the moisture content during storage is a critical factor influences the viability. The decrease in total carbohydrates during storage with increase in lipid peroxidation associated with increased phenolic contents and free amino acids appear to be contributing factors for the viability of seeds. The synergistic effect of reduction in moisture, increased lipid peroxidation, protein modification may be responsible in reducing in the viability of the seeds of Hopea ponga. The lower temperature (14±2°C) is found to be better suited for the storage of these seeds.
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How to cite this article:

Sukesh and K.R. Chandrashekar, 2011. Biochemical Changes During the Storage of Seeds of Hopea ponga (Dennst.) Mabberly: An Endemic Species of Western Ghats. Research Journal of Seed Science, 4: 106-116.

DOI: 10.3923/rjss.2011.106.116

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjss.2011.106.116

 
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