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Incoming seed is examined to determine embryo count to help decide how much seed should be sown, and/or which capsule would be the best to sow. Permanent sample slides are also prepared. Each separate package of seed is examined because these are generally from separate capsules, which is what we request from our donors.

Number of capsules harvested:  1

Seed Assay Number:   4687
Packet Code Number:   1A04687AN
Harvest date:   04/06/2007
Received as:   Dry seed
Date Received:   04/10/2007
Number of Capsules Combined:   1
Comments:   Packet received was a folded envelope.
Seed appears clean and debris-free.
Seed is gray to the naked eye, and somewhat fluffy. Very large seeds are long and thin, and have small sized oval brownish-yellow embryos centrally located which are 1/10 the length of the seed.
Seeds that appeared to have
good embryos, by count:
Seed Photo

Dark enclosure in the seed is a trapped air bubble.
Photographed with transmitted light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Arielle Franklin
Seed Photo

Photographed with reflected light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Arielle Franklin

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