Journal of Northeast Forestry University

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 6-10

First online:

The mechanism of seed deterioration

  • Liu EnjuAffiliated withNortheast Forestry University
  • , Feng YulongAffiliated withNortheast Forestry University
  • , Sun HongzhiAffiliated withNortheast Forestry University

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Seed deterioration is an irresistible physiological phenomenon. The aim to study seed deterioration is to see if seed deterioration can be retarded artificially and the higher seed vigor of fine varieties be maintained. The change of seed deterioration occurs in almost every system, and affects many kinds of enzyme and almost all organelle, as a result, the seed loses its vigor. The reason of seed deterioration and the lost of seed vigor are mainly studied and discussed in this paper. According to the external and internal two kinds of theory advanced by E. H. Roberts, Much deep discussions are made from the view of biochemistry.

Key Words

Seed deterioration Deterioration Loses of vigor