Document Type : Review Article


1 Young researchers and elite club, Boroujed branch, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran

2 Young Researchers and Elite club, Boroujed branch, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran


Objective: Ageing of the stored seed is a natural phenomenon and the seeds tend to lose viability even under ideal storage conditions. Accelerated ageing has been recognized as a good predictor of the storability of seed lots. Aged seeds show decreased vigor and produce weak seedlings that are unable to survive once reintroduced into a habitat. The characteristics of the chemical composition of oil crops (soybean and sunflower) are related to specific processes occurring in seed during storage. Lipid auto-oxidation and increase of free fatty acid content during storage are the most often mentioned reasons for accelerated damage of seed of oily plant species.


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