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  1. Vol. 26 No. 6, p. 1252-1254
     
    Received: Nov 14, 1985


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1986.0011183X002600060038x

Alleviation of Imbibitional Chilling Injury by Use of Lanolin1

  1. David A. Priestly and
  2. A. Carl Leopold2

Abstract

Abstract

Imbibitional chilling of seeds is generally associated with rapid entry of water in the cold. A means of alleviating chilling injury would be to retard the entry of water in the cold. Attempts to slow the rate of imbibition of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], corn (Zea mays L.) and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seeds through the application of a thin coat of lanolin (20 to 30 g kg−1 seed) provided alleviation of chilling injury in the chilling susceptible soybean and cotton.

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