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Gene expression of coffee seed oxidation and germination processes during drying

G. C. Santos, Von Pinho, E. V. R., and Rosa, S. D. V. F., Gene expression of coffee seed oxidation and germination processes during drying, vol. 12, pp. 6968-6982, 2013.

Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) seeds are sensitive to desiccation and oxidative stress during drying processes. We investigated the effect of drying and moisture levels on germination-related gene expressions associated with enzymatic systems that prevent oxidative stress in coffee seeds. Coffee seeds collected at physiological maturity were subjected to slow and quick drying to 40, 30, 20, and 12% moisture levels (wet basis), and as the control, seeds without drying were used.

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