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Title:
Iodine treatment of soybean and sunflower seeds for controlling deterioration
Publication date:
1984
Summary:
Treatment of 2-month-old soybean and 4-month-old sunflower seeds by means of a dry dressing of iodine in a calcium carbonate carrier effectively reduced physiological deterioration during subsequent storage under elevated temperatures and different humidity regimes. The beneficial effect of seed treatment was reflected in better germination and early seedling growth accompanied by greater cellular membrane integrity and dehydrogenase activity, often found to be directly correlated with seed vigour. This suggests that iodine-like substances play a role in the repair or control mechanism of membrane damage incurred during postharvest storage, particularly in tropical countries. [AS/SS]
Call number:
A:PS
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Contact information:
harvest@worldveg.org

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