Journal of Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology

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Review Article - Journal of Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology (2020) Volume 0, Issue 0

Review on: Impact of Seed Storage Container on Seed Quality

Seed is the fundamental and essential input for any crop production. Especially high quality seed is a serious input on which all other inputs will depend for their full value. Seed deterioration starts directly after acrop has attained the physiological maturity stage. The process of seed deterioration could be connected with some physiological changes, such as a progressive decrease in germinability, increase mean time of germination and increase in the number of abnormal seedlings and lower tolerance to adverse environmental conditions. Seed is a living entry and is subjected to various stresses which affect the quality. In storage, the viability and vigor of the seeds not only vary from genera to genera and variety to variety, but it is also regulated by many physic chemical factors like moisture content, atmospheric relative humidity, temperature, preliminary seed quality, physical and chemical composition of seed, gaseous exchange, storage structure, storage materials, etc. In order to prevent the quantitative and qualitative losses due to several biotic and abiotic factors during storage, several methods are adopted, such as seed treatment with appropriate chemicals or plant products and storing in safe containers, in addition sanitation of the storage place. Therefore it is concluded that seeds stored in polythene bag or plastic container showed the germination in good performance so that selecting the appropriate seed storing material is very important

Author(s): Mekonnen Gebeyaw

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