Determining the Extent of Frost Damage in Maize Seed Using the Tetrazolium Test DeVries, Mindy Goggi, A. Susana Goggi, A. Susana
dc.contributor.department Agronomy 2018-06-14T16:34:48.000 2020-06-29T23:05:39Z 2020-06-29T23:05:39Z Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2006 2006-12-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Frost damage in seed corn causes a significant decrease in seed quality. The tetrazolium (TZ) test has been used to identify types of physiological damage in several plant species, including frost damage in corn. Quantifying the amount of seed damaged by frost and the consequent loss of seed vigor are important for making management decisions. The current tetrazolium test procedures provide seed viability information but do not estimate seed vigor. In our project, the tetrazolium staining procedure was modified to allow separation of viable seeds into vigor categories. Vigor categories were defined based on Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) recommendations, previous research, and current observations. The results from the tetrazolium test were compared with standard germination and saturated cold tests during the first 6 months of storage. The staining procedure aided in visual identification of frost damage. Although a strong correlation was found between seed viability as determined by the tetrazolium test, the standard germination test, and the saturated cold test, sorting seeds into vigor categories in the tetrazolium test did not improve the correlation between the tetrazolium test and the saturated cold test.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article published as DeVries, Mindy, and A. Susana Goggi. "Determining the extent of frost damage in maize seed using the tetrazolium test." <em>Crop Management</em> 5, no. 1 (2006). doi: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1094/CM-2006-0414-01-RS</a>. Posted wtih permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Breeding and Genetics
dc.title Determining the Extent of Frost Damage in Maize Seed Using the Tetrazolium Test
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