, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 169–173 | Cite as

Studies on the flooding tolerance of soybean seed: varietal differences

  • F. F. Hou
  • F. S. Thseng


To evaluate seed tolerance of soybean seed to flooding, a screening method by soaking seeds at 25°C for 4 days has been established. Of 730 varieties tested, many from South America, India and Southeast Asia appeared highly tolerant to pre-germination flooding. Seed flooding tolerance correlated with seed coat color. Seeds with black colored coat exhibited high tolerance, and some varieties with black seed coat germinated well even after 10 days soaking at 25°C. All yellow seeds failed completely to germinate after 8 days of soaking.

Key words

seed flooding tolerance germination varietal variation Glycine max. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. F. Hou
    • 1
  • F. S. Thseng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyChung-Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan, R. O. C.

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