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Table 3 Seedling growth parameters following dehydration level and seed storage environment

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

Factor Treatment Diameter (mm) Height (cm) Leaf production
Dehydration 36.6% 01.27 ± 0.03a 02.66 ± 0.16a 01.95 ± 0.17a
24.5% 01.51 ± 0.04b 03.96 ± 0.23b 03.01 ± 0.28b
20% 01.46 ± 0.06b 03.98 ± 0.27b 03.09 ± 0.16b
P -Value 0.002 ** < 0.0001 *** < 0.0001 ***
Storage duration 3 days 01.19 ± 0.01a 03.94 ± 0.01a 03.08 ± 0.85a
7 days 01.23 ± 0.02a 03.67 ± 0.02a 03.13 ± 2.04a
14 days 01.19 ± 0.02a 03.61 ± 0.02a 03.54 ± 2.56a
21 days 01.20 ± 0.02a 04.00 ± 2.02a 03.72 ± 2.56a
P -Value 0.65 ns 0.07 ns 0.32 ns
Storage temperature 25 °C 01.25 ± 0.02a 03.88 ± 0.07a 03.25 ± 0.07a
10 °C 01.20 ± 0.01a 03.87 ± 0.07a 03.17 ± 0.07a
4 °C 01.07 ± 0.02b 03.30 ± 0.13b 02.88 ± 0.12a
P -Value < 0.0001 *** 0.0002 *** 0.22 ns
  1. Values are mean ± s.e. and values within columns followed by different letters are significantly different (SNK test for diameter and height and Tukey HSD test for leaf production). n = 5 replicates (each having 5–19 seedlings) for dehydration, 15 replicates (each having 1–18 seedlings) for storage duration and 20 replicates (each having 1–18 seedlings) for storage temperature. Note: Values in bold are probabilities; ns: not significant; **: P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001