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Evaluating Seed Quality in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) by the Accelerated Ageing Test

Farshid Ghaderi-Far, E. Bakhshandeh and R. Ghadirian
Seed Technology
Vol. 32, No. 1 (2010), pp. 69-72
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23433625
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Evaluating Seed Quality in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) by the Accelerated Ageing Test
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Abstract

The effect of combinations of temperature and time for the accelerated ageing test (AA) were investigated using five lots of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) seed. Sesame seed lots, which initially had a standard germination above 96%, were subjected to AA at temperatures of 47 and 49 °C for 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 h. The results showed that 47 °C/72 h provided a better separation to evaluate the physiological quality of sesame seed lots than other temperature/time combinations. Thus, it can be concluded that this combination, 47 °C/72 h, could be used to evaluate the seed vigor of sesame seeds. However, further work is required to confirm these results and make final recommendations.

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