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Agricultural Reviews, volume 41 issue 4 (december 2020) : 408-412

Effect of Seed Ageing in Biochemical and Molecular Changes in Oilseeds: A Review

Induja Sudhakaran
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065, Karnataka, India.
Cite article:- Sudhakaran Induja (2020). Effect of Seed Ageing in Biochemical and Molecular Changes in Oilseeds: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 41(4): 408-412. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-2022.
Seed deterioration is the loss of quality, viability and vigour either due to ageing or effect of adverse environmental factors. The process of deterioration is an irresistible physiological phenomenon. The seeds which are stored under suitable conditions may sometime undergo a series of changes which can ultimately result in the deterioration of the quality of the seed. Hence a thorough study should be done in these deteriorative changes so that proper measures can be adopted to control the variations. Therefore in this article the changes within cellular, biochemical and metabolic aspects of long term stored oilseeds are discussed.
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