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M. Micó INIFAT Fundamental Research Institute in Tropical Agriculture Calle 2 Esq. 1 Santiago de Las Vegas Ciudad Havana Cuba

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A. Labrada INIFAT Fundamental Research Institute in Tropical Agriculture Calle 2 Esq. 1 Santiago de Las Vegas Ciudad Havana Cuba

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S. Calderón INIFAT Fundamental Research Institute in Tropical Agriculture Calle 2 Esq. 1 Santiago de Las Vegas Ciudad Havana Cuba

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Abstract  

X-ray analysis can be used to determine the quality of seeds, showing the cause of bad germination. X-ray images provide information on the internal structure and morphology of seeds, mechanical damage, percentage of empty and filled seeds, microfractures, possible embryo deformations and insect infestation. These techniques has been developed in Cuba for different X-ray sets. In this article we describe the suitable working conditions for 32 agricultural and forestry species. We also explained the main damages to seeds and their consequences for germination. If affected by insects, it could reduce the storage ability of grains.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)