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dc.contributor.authorAshmore, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorMartyn, Amelia
dc.contributor.authorSommerville, Karen D.
dc.contributor.authorErrington, Graeme
dc.contributor.authorOfford, Catherine A.
dc.contributor.editorRedden R., Yadav S.S., Maxted N., Dulloo E., Guarino L. and Smith P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T01:30:33Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T01:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9781118854334
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/9781118854396.ch11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141400
dc.description.abstractThis chapter outlines factors to be considered in investigating the seed biology of CWRs, both from the point of view of effectively utilizing the seed soon after collection and of ensuring the seed remains viable for utilization following long‐term storage. Seed collections are initially assessed for seed fill, viability, and germinability. When monitoring seed viability in ex situ collections, it is important to use consistent treatments and test conditions. The effectiveness of a particular seed storage method in maintaining viability and maximizing longevity is dependent on the seed's response to reduced seed moisture content (MC) and reduced temperature. Seed longevity also varies between species, and understanding species differences in seed longevity is critical to the effective management of ex situ collections of both crop and wild species. Significant new resources are now available for both collection and development of technologies, namely, in vitro and cryopreservation, for long‐term storage of seed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageenglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley - Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCrop Wild Relatives and Climate Change
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom187
dc.relation.ispartofpageto211
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode079999
dc.titleSeed Biology
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAshmore, Sarah


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