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Seed physiological performance of soybeans with altered saturated fatty acid contents

  • Tong Wang (a1), Teresa Harp (a1), Earl G. Hammond (a1), Joseph S. Burrisa (a2) and Walter R. Fehr (a3)...


Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) seeds with elevated or reduced percentages of palmitate and elevated percentages of stearate were compared with seeds of typical composition in tests for germination, seedling growth rate and leachate conductivity. In general, seeds with altered compositions did well in these physiological tests, but their vigour tended to be negatively correlated with the percentages of stearate and palmitate in various lipid classes.


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