Bhattacharya, Amita and Nagar , P K and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2002) Seed development in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Seed Science Research, 12 (1). pp. 39-46. ISSN 0960-2585

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Seed development of tea was studied to identify the maturity index and the optimal time of seed collection. After harvest, the moisture content (28-30% fresh weight basis) of mature seeds, which germinated 100%, declined progressively (19% moisture content) after shedding, with a decrease in seed germination and viability. However, this viability loss could be prevented to some extent by storing seeds within intact fruits. The maximum rate of seed dry matter accumulation coincided with the accumulation of starch in the embryos and seeds at stage 8, the embryo maturation phase. Although the embryo abscisic acid (ABA) content was highest at stage 8, free ABA declined in the tea embryos throughout the remainder of the seed maturation cycle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abscisic Acid; Camellia Sinensis; Seed Development; Starch; Sugars; Tea
Subjects: Nutraceuticals
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 04:49
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 04:49

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