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Performance of hybrid maize seeds: reciprocal efect of parental lines, physiological potential and desiccation tolerance.

Grant number: 11/23257-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Crop Science
Principal researcher:Roberval Daiton Vieira
Grantee:Juliana Faria dos Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/01121-9 - HPLC-PED soluble sugars determination and reciprocal effect of parental lines of corn hybrid seeds, BE.EP.DR


Maize crop (Zea mays L.), when compared to others, has much more possibility of producing seeds with high physiological potential, given its morphological and chemical constitution and the advent of hybrid maize. In addition, harvesting and drying are key steps in preserving the quality of seed. Several changes may occur in seeds during desiccation, such as changes in membrane lipids composition, accumulation of soluble sugars, synthesis of heat shock proteins, such as LEA ("late embryogenesis Accumulated") and activities of antioxidant systems. Thus, this research aims to study the reciprocal efect (parental lines behaving as female and, or male) of parental lines on the physiological potential of the resulting hybrid seeds and determine whether there is relationship between the biochemical changes that occur seeds, resulting from the process of desiccation, and physiological potential, and see which these changes are influenced by time of harvest and the drying temperature of the seeds in order to maintain the physiological potential.

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SANTOS, JULIANA F.; DIRK, LYNNETTE M. A.; DOWNIE, A. BRUCE; SANCHES, MAURICIO F. G.; VIEIRA, ROBERVAL D.. Reciprocal effect of parental lines on the physiological potential and seed composition of corn hybrid seeds. SEED SCIENCE RESEARCH, v. 27, n. 3, p. 206-216, . (11/23257-1)
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SANTOS, Juliana Faria dos. Storage, desiccation tolerance and the physiological potential of corn hybrids seeds and their reciprocal. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Jaboticabal Jaboticabal.

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