Seed longevity: survival and maintenance of high germination ability of dry seeds.
UMR204, Institut national de la recherche agronomique-AgroParisTech laboratoire de biologie des semences, Institut Jean-Pierre-Bourgin-Institut national de la recherche agronomique, Versailles cedex, France. [email protected]
- Published Article
Comptes Rendus Biologies
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
The seed constitutes the main vector of plant propagation and it is a critical development stage with many specificities. Seed longevity is a major challenge for the conservation of plant biodiversity and for crop success. Seeds possess a wide range of systems (protection, detoxification, repair) allowing them to survive in the dry state and to preserve a high germination ability. Therefore, the seed system provides an appropriate model to study longevity and aging.
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