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Status of a collection from common wheat varieties (Triticum aestivum L.) of Bulgarian origin after a ten-year ex situ storage period


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the condition of a collection of Bulgarian common wheat varieties under ex situ controlled storage after a ten-year period. The studied materials are characterized by high vitality, without negative changes that will lead to the loss of original germplasm. The established moisture in the seeds is high for the purpose of controlled storage. When it rises above 12,5%, a decrease in the values of germination energy is observed. Higher control of initial moisture and germination is required prior to entering the seeds for storage under ex situ conditions.

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Chemistry, other, Geosciences, Geography, Life Sciences, Physics