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MATOS, Valderez Pontes et al. Effect of the type of packing and the environment of storage on the germination and the vigor of Apeiba tibourbou AUBL. seeds. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.4, pp. 617-625. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622008000400002.
This work had as objective of evaluating the effect of different packings and different storage environments in the maintenance of the germination and the vigor of Apeiba tibourbou seeds. The seeds were conditioned in the folowing packings: transparent glass containers, the Kraft paper bags and transparent polyethylene bags stored under following environments: environmental conditions of laboratory, in the freezer and in chamber. In the beginning and at every 45 days of storage was determined the seed moisture content and carried out germination and vigor tests. The results showed that the seeds present the largest germination and vigor when conditioned in Kraft paper bags and polyethylene bags, under environments conditions of laboratory.
Keywords : forest seeds; storage; germination.