Metabolic activity in germinating tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) seeds not related to distribution of free water within the seed.

H.W.M. Hilhorst, P. Spoelstra

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Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the metabolic activity in germinating transgenic tomato cv. Money Maker seeds not related to distribution of free water within the seed. The parameters measured were in situ luciferase activity, proton distribution density and ATP distribution during germination. Luciferase activity was mainly observed in the endosperm cap region throughout the germination process. The highest proton density (resembling free water) is visible in the lateral endosperm. ATP was observed in the embryo and endosperm throughout the germination process. Results showed that metabolic activity as measured by luciferase activity and ATP accumulation is independent of the distribution of proton density, predominantly resembling free water.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe biology of seeds:
Subtitle of host publicationrecent research advances. Proceedings of the Seventh Internation al Workshop on Seeds, Salamanca, Spain, 2002
EditorsG. Nicolás, K.J. Bradford, D. Côme, H.W. Pritchard
PublisherCABI
Chapter26
Pages233-242
ISBN (Print)9780851996530
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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