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Effects of seed moisture content and temperature on the storability of Phoenix hanceana (Arecaceae)

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Seed storage behaviour of the palm species Phoenix hanceana Naudin was investigated. Seeds survived dehydration to 4.8%−8.2% moisture content (MC) (fresh weight basis) during storage at 4°C for 12 months without loss of germinability, whereas those that were dehydrated to the same MC condition but stored at −20°C for 12 months decreased by about 15-44% points. Seeds with MCs of 4.8%-13.8% stored in liquid nitrogen (−196°C) remained their original germinability for one year. These characteristics of P. hanceana seeds may be considered as intermediate storage behaviour.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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