Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

X-ray quality control of fruits and seeds.

Abstract

Development of the X-ray technologies provides an opportunity to get images of small non-thick objects, to use modern X-ray equipment and to introduce its use into the practice of seeds and fruits quality control (reproductive diasporas). This non-destructive method of X-ray control allows to determine filled seeds from empty and infected seeds and fruits. Such a way of control is important to be introduced in a variety of botanical institutions, including botanical gardens, and is important for finding low-quality seeds and fruits from the introduced plants and those, coming from the Inter-Botanical exchange.