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seed coat

[′sēd ‚kōt]
(botany)
The envelope which encloses the seed except for a tiny pore, the micropyle.
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To evaluate the separate effects of five maturity genes (E1-E5) on the intensity of seed coat pigmentation and cracking, Takahashi and Abe (1999) treated Harosoy (e1e2E3E4e5E7) and its near-isogenic lines for E1 to E5 loci with chilling temperatures.
A negative correlation was found between cracked seed coats and the thickness of seed coats of soybean (Yasue & Kinomura, 1984).
Although the importance of the seed coat is recognized, molecular analysis of this structure is relatively recent (MOISE et al.
In addition, seed coat colour variation within a species was reported to be associated with harvesting seeds at different developmental stages (Elias, & Copeland, 2001; Atis, Atak, Can, & Mavi, 2011).
The seed coat doesn't break down just because soil temperatures warm up; there also needs to be enough moisture.
Table 1: Morphological indicators in the seed coats of mature squash seeds with four different genotypes
Decomposed seeds with entirely intact seed coats were found by Chee-Sanford et al.
The most common exogenous type of seed dormancy is physical dormancy, or seed coat imposed that can be the result of seed coat impermeability to water or chemicals present in the seed coat.
The results of their work suggest that there is an avenue for adding seed coats to peanut products, which would increase their antioxidant content while causing minimum changes in flavor.