Revista Brasileira de Sementes
Print version ISSN 0101-3122
CARVALHO, Tereza Cristina de; GRZYBOWSKI, Camila Ribeiro de Souza; OHLSON, Osvaldo de Castro and PANOBIANCO, Maristela. Comparison of physiological quality of soybean seeds and their transgenic derivatives. Rev. bras. sementes [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.1, pp. 164-170. ISSN 0101-3122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31222012000100020.
Advances in research have resulted in several practical alternatives for the modern farmer, including the development of transgenic soybeans. However, the hypothesis that conventional soybean seeds and their transgenic RR have physiological quality differences has been raised and the objective of the present study was to compare the physiological quality of conventional and transgenic RR soybean seeds. Eight seed lots were used, four from cultivar CD 206 and four from cultivar CD 206 RR, both produced in Paraná State. Seed quality was evaluated from the moisture content, imbibition curve, germination, greenhouse seedling emergence, tetrazolium (viability and vigor), premature aging, germination speed indicators and speed of emergence. We conclude from the results that the conventional soybean seeds had a higher physiological potential than the transgenic derivatives.
Keywords : Glycine max; germination; vigor; transgenic.