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Impact of climate perturbations on seeds and seed quality for global agriculture

Abstract

In agriculture, seeds are the most basic and vital input on which croplands productivity depends. These implies a good starting material, good production lines and good storage options. High-quality seed lots must be free of pests and pathogens and contain a required degree of genetic purity. Seeds need also to be stored in good condition between harvest and later sowing, to insure later on the field a good plant density and higher crop yield. In general, these parameters are already widely accepted and considered in many countries where advanced technologies evaluate them. However, the more and more frequently devastating climate changes observed around the world has put seed quality under threat, and current seeds may not be adapted to hazardous and unpredictable conditions. Climate-related factors such as temperature and water availability directly affect seed development and later germination. For these reasons, investigating seed quality in response to climate changes is a step to propose new crop varieties and practices that will bring solutions for our future.
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hal-04092695 , version 1 (07-09-2023)

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Christophe Bailly, Maria Victoria Gomez Roldan. Impact of climate perturbations on seeds and seed quality for global agriculture. Biochemical Journal, 2023, 480, pp.177 - 196. ⟨10.1042/bcj20220246⟩. ⟨hal-04092695⟩
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