What is Seed?

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What is Seed?

Definition:

Seed is a mature integumented megasporangium or mature ovule consisting of embryonic plants together whit store food material covered by a protective coat (mega sporangium i.e. female gametophyte –the pistils are the female reproductive organs called megasporophylly in the flowering plants) the ovary of the carpel contains ovules (megasprorangia)

Definition of Seed technology:

Cowan (1973):

Defined as “That discipline of study having to do with seed production, maintenance, quantity and preservation

Feistritzer (1975):

Defined seed technology as the method through which the genetic and physical characteristic of seeds could be improved.

It involves such activities as variety development, evaluation and release seed production, seed processing, seed storage, seed testing, seed certification, seed quality control, seed marketing etc.

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