The influence of aerated hydration seed treatment on seed longevity as assessed by the viability equations

Alison A. Powell, Louise J. Yule, Hai‐Chun Jing, Steven P.C. Groot, Raoul J. Bino, Hugh W. Pritchard
2000 Journal of Experimental Botany  
Aerated hydration (AH) treatments of cauliflower seeds for 12 h (12AH) and 28 h (28AH) at 20 8C resulted in improved or reduced storage potential of low or high vigour seeds, respectively. Seeds were stored at their initial seed moisture content (mean 5.5% mc) or at 12% mc at 10 8C for 12 months and at 20 8C for 4 months. The improved longevity of low vigour seeds was associated with increased K i (initial seed viability) and a reduced rate of deterioration (1/
doi:10.1093/jexbot/51.353.2031 pmid:11141177 fatcat:osi7tc6n6rhfbg77mqoi55jraq