Journal of Northeast Forestry University

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 6–10

The mechanism of seed deterioration


  • Liu Enju
    • Northeast Forestry University
  • Feng Yulong
    • Northeast Forestry University
  • Sun Hongzhi
    • Northeast Forestry University

DOI: 10.1007/BF02897268

Cite this article as:
Enju, L., Yulong, F. & Hongzhi, S. J. Northeast For. Univ. (1993) 4: 6. doi:10.1007/BF02897268


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 deteriorationDeteriorationLoses of vigor

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