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Table 3 Final germination percentage of fresh and one-year stored seeds in light (LG) and dark (DG) and some seed traits of the different collections of Citrullus colocynthis

From: Effect of maturation time on dormancy and germination of Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae) seeds from the Arabian hyper-arid deserts

Seed Collection Storage LG DG. Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Mass of 50 Seeds (g) Coat Thickness (mm)
Oct 2014 Fresh 39.7 33.7 0.53 0.34 1.50 0.90 0.17
Dec 2014 Fresh 56.3 91.3 0.57 0.31 1.55 0.93 0.20
March 2015 Fresh 0.0 1.3 0.80 0.42 2.05 2.21 0.31
April 2015 Fresh 46.7 58.0 0.55 0.32 1.62 0.98 0.22
June 2015 Fresh 13.3 42.3 0.78 0.48 2.02 2.38 0.30
Dec 2014 Stored 4.5 1.0 0.80 0.42 2.05 2.21 0.31
March 2015 Stored 42.3 53.3 0.57 0.31 1.55 0.93 0.20
r for DG of fresh seeds    −0.6 −0.58 −0.63 −0.61 −0.55
r for DG of fresh seeds    −0.92* −0.88* −0.93* −0.93* −0.88*
  1. r = correlation coefficients of the relationships between germination in light and in dark with different seed traits. *: r is significant at P = 0.05