Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Studies involving longevity and vitality of seeds after subjection to certain environmental conditions are both numerous and include many species of seeds. When stored under laboratory room conditions, year-to-year plant-Lngs are required to maintain adequate quantities of viable soybean seeds for the basic genetics laboratories. Begun in 1971, this study was under-taken for the purpose of investigating the role of temperature in maintaining high germination percentages in seeds subjected to an extended period of storage.