Abundance of protein content which does not change during temperature treatment is a characteristic feature of temperature tolerant seeds. The seeds after mechanical drying at 35, 40, 45 and 50°C did not show any difference in number of polypeptides between each other when germination was carried out in room temperature and cold condition. Additional polypeptides shown by SDS-PAGE in Pisum sativum seeds germinated under cold support the view of enhanced synthesis of housekeeping proteins during cold acclimation. This quality of pea seeds seems to be an ecological adaptation to growth at a wide range of temperature regime.
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J. Shereena and Nabeesa Salim, 2006. Effect of Temperature on Protein Profile of Pisum sativum L. Seeds During Germination. Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 1153-1155.
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