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Implications of the lack of desiccation tolerance in recalcitrant seeds

Conventional seed banking is a fundamental plant conservation practice within the CPC network and around the world. The dedicated NLGRP staff, their excellent facilities, and collaborative research with CPC conservation officers have been central to our growing understanding of how to store seed while maintaining viability. While much has stayed the same, this updated version details some of the technological advances that have emerged over the last 25 years.

Note that the international guidelines from FAO and MSBP are broad, encompassing advice for economically important and common species, the CPC guidelines pertain to collections of rare wild species and assuring that seeds can live long enough in storage to support a conservation mandate.

Prior to making seed collections, there are several considerations a practitioner can make depending upon the type of plant material that is available. In other cases, you may need to conduct preliminary laboratory trials to determine whether seeds are viable or not, or desiccation tolerant or not.

Conventional freezer storage is relatively inexpensive and highly accessible to many institutions. Several steps are required to bring seeds from the wild into the seed laboratory for processing before placing into cold storage. We urge practitioners to follow the NEW practices to increase the longevity of seeds in storage.

Seed water content, relative humidity and temperature are key interacting factors contributing to longevity see Figure 1. Research from the s and s demonstrated that drying and cooling crop seeds increased survival time i. Later Ellis and Roberts developed viability equations that predict the proportion of seeds that are viable after storage under a variety of conditions. These have been fundamental to seed conservation predictions for orthodox seeds.

Figure 1. The amount of time a seed is viable in storage will be a function of seed characteristics, storage temperature and seed moisture.

Redrawn from Harrington While orthodox seeds can be stored conventionally, recalcitrant seeds cannot be stored conventionally. A recalcitrant seed tolerates some water loss, but not the extreme level survived by orthodox seed.

Water remaining in recalcitrant seeds forms lethal ice crystals during conventional storage. Removing embryos from recalcitrant seeds and storing them at liquid nitrogen temperatures is a possible solution to the problem Al-Zoubi and Normah Protocols developed for several North American species are labor-intensive but give high survival Reed Examples of North American recalcitrant seeds that survive cryopreservation are: Zizania texana, Howellia aquatilis, Acer saccharinum, and Quercus sp.

Some examples of U. In the s, it became apparent that some seeds did not fit either orthodox or recalcitrant seed categories. These seeds, known as intermediate, share functional characteristics with recalcitrant seeds and can be categorized as non-orthodox or exceptional. The viability of intermediate seeds is not maintained in the freezer and they need to be cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. Unlike recalcitrant seeds where the embryonic axis must be surgically excised to achieve required cooling rates, intermediate seeds can be placed whole into liquid nitrogen, and this process requires less labor and there is usually no impact on survival from the initial exposure to liquid nitrogen.

Now we believe there are many more seeds that could be classified as intermediate. Moreover, the tendency to produce intermediate seeds might be a characteristic of a population and its ecology, rather than a species. Intermediate seeds were originally characterized in crop seeds—papaya Ellis et al. It is helpful to look at the categories of seed storage physiology for orthodox, recalcitrant, and intermediate seeds in the context of water content and temperature.

The interaction between water content and temperature that affects the physical structure of cytoplasm is portrayed in a phase diagram, which includes a vitrification-plasticization curve Figure 1. All seeds have a threshold water content, below which they are damaged by further drying Walters At room temperature, orthodox seeds can be dried safely to water contents between 0.

Intermediate seeds lie in between these two levels Figure 1. Below the lower thresholds, some seeds may experience increased aging and die Walters Examining seeds in the context of how much cell volume is occupied by water, dry matter and void space is a promising direction for research.

Consider the contents of cells within a seed. As seeds mature they accumulate food reserves which replace water and reduce the water content. However the water potential availability of water to participate in reactions stays about the same until seeds mature and separate from the maternal plant. No longer having a supply of water, orthodox seeds dry, causing cells to shrink and molecules within the cells to compress.

The proportion of cell volume occupied by dry matter at the onset of dehydration can help predict the amount of water loss that can be tolerated by a seed. See Dr. Chris Walters describe the importance of understanding the phase of water inside a cell in her keynote at the CPC National Meeting:.

To preserve viability during storage, the molecules within a cell must compress until a glass forms also called vitrification. Orthodox seeds survive to very low water contents and therefore tolerate glass formation; hence, they can be safely preserved in the freezer under conventional storage conditions. In contrast, threshold water contents for recalcitrant and intermediate seeds are higher than the water content required to form a glass. The only way to achieve a glassy state is to cool the cytoplasm profoundly.

But, cooling cells containing water is dangerous because lethal ice crystals will likely form. Therefore, preservation methods must cool seeds rapidly to avoid ice formation. For recalcitrant seeds, this can be on the order of hundreds of degrees per second, and it may require excising the embryo to make the sample small enough to cool quickly enough. Once the glass forms, the material must be stored at liquid nitrogen temperatures to avoid warming and inducing ice formation.

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Implications of the lack of desiccation tolerance in recalcitrant seeds

Current advances and challenges in understanding plant desiccation tolerance View all 12 Articles. A suite of interacting processes and mechanisms enables tolerance of desiccation and storage conservation of orthodox seeds in the dry state. While this is a long-term option under optimized conditions, dry orthodox seeds are not immortal, with life spans having been characterized as short, intermediate and long. Recalcitrant seeds lack these mechanisms, contributing significantly to their desiccation sensitivity. Consequently, recalcitrant seeds, which are shed at high water contents, can be stored only in the short-term, under conditions not allowing dehydration.

A suite of interacting processes and mechanisms enables tolerance of desiccation and storage conservation of orthodox seeds in the dry state. While this is a long-term option under optimized conditions, dry orthodox seeds are not immortal, with life spans having been characterized as short, intermediate and long. Recalcitrant seeds lack these mechanisms, contributing significantly to their desiccation sensitivity. Consequently, recalcitrant seeds, which are shed at high water contents, can be stored only in the short-term, under conditions not allowing dehydration. The periods of such hydrated storage are constrained by germination that occurs without the need for extraneous water, and the proliferation of seed-associated fungi.

Recalcitrant seed

Such seeds are unstorable by any of the methods used for air-dry orthodox seeds. Since these terms were introduced by Roberts in , much of the widely-disseminated literature has been systematically collated to afford an overview of recalcitrant seeds, particularly those of crop species Chin and Roberts, Two major unresolved issues emerged from that overview: there was no explanation of the basis of recalcitrant seed behaviour, and no successful storage regimes had been established.

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that do not survive drying and freezing during ex-situ conservation. Plants that produce recalcitrant seeds include avocado , mango , mangosteen , lychee , cocoa , rubber tree , some horticultural trees, [2] aquatic plants, such as Nymphaea caerulea , [3] and several plants used in traditional medicine, such as species of Virola and Pentaclethra. Generally speaking, most tropical pioneer species have orthodox seeds but many climax species have recalcitrant or intermediate seeds. The two main mechanisms of action of damage to recalcitrant seeds are desiccation effect on the intracellular structures and the effect of metabolic damage from the formation of toxic chemicals such as free radicals.

Conventional seed banking is a fundamental plant conservation practice within the CPC network and around the world. The dedicated NLGRP staff, their excellent facilities, and collaborative research with CPC conservation officers have been central to our growing understanding of how to store seed while maintaining viability. While much has stayed the same, this updated version details some of the technological advances that have emerged over the last 25 years. Note that the international guidelines from FAO and MSBP are broad, encompassing advice for economically important and common species, the CPC guidelines pertain to collections of rare wild species and assuring that seeds can live long enough in storage to support a conservation mandate.

Orthodox and Recalcitrant Seeds

The Basis of Recalcitrant Seed Behaviour

The following points highlight the two types of seeds according to freezing. The types are: 1. Orthodox Seeds and 2. Recalcitrant Seeds Unorthodox Seeds. Orthodox seeds are therefore, also termed as desiccation tolerant seeds. In-fact, the life span of orthodox seeds can be prolonged with low moisture content and freezing temperatures. Ex-situ conservation of orthodox seeds is therefore, not problematic.

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The water content limit in orthodox seeds is <7% (dry weight), but recalcitrant seeds can be desiccated from to g H 2 O g −1 dry weight [.


The Difference between Orthodox, Intermediate, and Recalcitrant Seed

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