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Table 2 ANOVA (mean squares) of plant, fruits characteristics and mineral content in tissues (roots, stems and leaves) of wild Capsicum ecotypes collected in three populations near two biosphere reserves in Mexico

From: Baseline study of morphometric traits of wild Capsicum annuum growing near two biosphere reserves in the Peninsula of Baja California for future conservation management

   Plant Leaf Dry weight
Source d.f. Height Coverage Main stem diameter Beginning of canopy Area Length Average width Maximum width Leaves Stems Roots
Populations 2 0.782* 3.81 ns 356.2** 728.46** 194418.39** 0.49 ns 0.41** 1.09** 468.83 ns 129237.91** 54.22 ns
Error 12 0.151 1.11 18.9 118.00 31321.11 0.24 0.04 0.10 349.89 29358.98 357.51
CV (%)   32.40 99.93 34.07 62.91 24.88 10.43 15.32 12.32 78.97 122.37 62.47
   Fruits from collected plants Four hundred fruits from not collected plants
  d.f. Number Average FW Average DW Peduncle length Length Width Seeds per fruit DW 100 fruits Seeds DW 100 fruits Pulp DW 100 fruits 1000 seeds DW Pulp/seeds ratio
Populations 2 14.08 ns 0.0009 ns 0.0009** 0.05 ns 3.59** 0.19 ns 2.04 ns 0.69** 0.02 ns 0.81** 0.33** 0.13**
Error 9 10.38 0.002 0.0001 0.06 0.23 0.08 3.90 0.06 0.01 0.03 0.05 0.004
CV (%)   39.46 23.20 19.04 10.28 6.27 4.05 12.33 3.77 5.08 3.93 5.54 5.73
       Roots     
  d.f. Ca Mg K Na Fe Mn Cu Zn P
Populations 2 21.60** 1.15** 49.24* 0.10** 1.37 ns 0.001** 0.00002 ns 0.0001** 0.05 ns
Error 12 2.53 0.19 9.53 0.005 0.66 0.0001 0.00001 0.000006 0.03
CV (%)   15.66 23.43 18.24 22.32 77.66 25.30 9.13 5.14 24.47
       Stems     
  d.f. Ca Mg K Na Fe Mn Cu Zn P
Populations 2 6.92 ns 2.89** 239.19** 0.044** 0.001* 0.0002** 0.00002** 0.00006** 0.25 ns
Error 12 3.92 0.36 18.43 0.009 0.0003 0.00003 0.000004 0.000005 0.11
CV (%)   20.61 17.95 12.30 36.97 45.62 20.15 6.23 4.01 17.44
       Leaves     
  d.f. Ca Mg K Na Fe Mn Cu Zn P
Populations 2 67.84** 0.29 ns 224.40** 0.054** 0.00006 ns 0.0002** 0.00005** 0.69 ns  
Error 12 6.28 0.99 24.66 0.71 0.004 0.0001 0.00001 0.000002 0.42
CV (%)   16.59 11.00 7.29 51.96 58.57 24.55 10.85 2.06 25.14
  1. FW = fresh weight. DW = dry weight. d.f. = degree freedom. *Significant probability level p ≤ 0.05; **Significant probability level p ≤ 0.01. ns = not significant. CV = coefficient of variation.