Green Technologies to Improve the Yield and Storage of Seeds for Different Applications
A special issue of Seeds (ISSN 2674-1024).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 4940
Interests: plant molecular biology; transcriptomics; metabolomics; proteomics; cell suspension cultures; plant elicitors; plant (a)biotic stressors; fibre crops
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Seeds play an important role as commodities for the human diet (e.g., cereal grains) and as prominent sources of essential components due to their high content of starch, proteins, and fats. Furthermore, seeds produce a wide range of metabolites with antioxidant properties playing an important role in preserving health, in addition to their nutritive value. For instance, several studies have shown a high content of radical scavenging molecules, such as polyphenols and flavonoids in seed extracts, important for lowering the risk of various diseases and exerting health-promoting effects. Seeds are thus good examples of functional food.
In light of their economic importance, finding ways to improve seed/grain yield and preserve their organoleptic characteristics after harvest and during long-term storage are important scientific topics. Searching for innovative green solutions to improve production and shelf-life is important for sustainable agriculture. An example of such solutions is the use of modified atmosphere, priming agents (e.g., nanoparticles, biostimulants, as well as other compounds, such as silicon), and precision agriculture (e.g., field and yield mapping).
This Special Issue aims to gather the latest discoveries in the field of sustainable solutions for seed/grain production and preservation. Original research papers (full articles and short communications) centered on plant physiology, molecular biology (use of -omics), agronomy, field studies, as well as comprehensive reviews showing the current knowledge and future perspectives are welcome.
Dr. Roberto Berni
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- green technologies
- molecular biology