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Table 4 Seed set after artificial pollination in four water lotus crosses and in emasculated flowers of each cultivar under open-pollination conditions

From: Factors influencing fecundity in experimental crosses of water lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) cultivars

Seed set after artificial pollination (%) Seed set under open-pollination condition (%)
23.3 ± 3.5 (GA) 26.5 ± 4.8 (G)
9.2 ± 1.7 (AG) 34.9 ± 6.1 (A)
3.1 ± 0.6 (MQ) 11.5 ± 2.7 (M)
0.2 ± 0.16 (QM) 8.4 ±2.1 (Q)
  1. The data are presented as the mean value ± standard deviation. GA, ‘Guili’ (pollen receptor) × ‘Aijiangnan’ (pollen donor); AG, ‘Aijiangnan’ (pollen receptor) × ‘Guili’ (pollen donor); MQ, ‘Molingqiuse’ (pollen receptor) × ‘Qinhuaiyanzhi’ (pollen donor); QM, ‘Qinhuaiyanzhi’ (pollen receptor) × ‘Molingqiuse’ (pollen donor). G, A, M and Q represent the four lotus cultivars ‘Guili’, ‘Aijiangnan’, ‘Molingqiuse’ and ‘Qinhuaiyanzhi’, respectively.