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Table 2 Generalized linear models analysis of the effect of the storage environment on the germination rate in S. dulcificum

From: A combination of approaches evidenced seed storage behaviour in the miracle berry Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. et Thonn.) Daniell

Factor Treatment TFG MGT T50
Storage duration 3 days 21.66 ± 0.49a 34.04 ± 0.75a 29.6 ± 0.85a
7 days 22.66 ± 0.98a 33.4 ± 0.78a 37.4 ± 2.04a
14 days 27.40 ± 1.20b 38.57 ± 1.2b 50.8 ± 2.56b
21 days 26.40 ± 0.74b 36.13 ± 2.39b NA
P -Value 0.007 ** 0.0009 *** < 0.0001 ***
Storage temperature 25 °C 23.9 ± 0.82a 34.34 ± 0.69a 33.45 ± 2.83a
10 °C 21.2 ± 0.38a 33.56 ± 0.80a 39.3 ± 1.42a
4 °C 24.4 ± 1.24a 36.91 ± 1.37b NA
P -Value 0.27 ns 0.008 ** 0.94 ns
  1. Values are mean ± s.e. and values within columns followed by different letters are significantly different (Tukey HSD test). n = 15 replicates (each replicate having 5–20 seeds) for storage duration and 20 replicates (each having 2–20 seeds) for storage temperature. Notes: TFG: time to first germination; MGT: mean germination time; T50: time to 50% germination. NA: not available (germination percentage less than 50% in the treatment); Values in Bold are probabilities; ns: not significant; **: P < 0.01; ***: P < 0.001